SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SSAT Upper Level Verbal

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Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

ESCHEW

Possible Answers:

belong

contemplate

avoid

violate

exchange

Correct answer:

avoid

Explanation:

"Eschew" means to avoid using something.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

FOIST

Possible Answers:

cater to

redact

impose on

dramatize

gesticulate

Correct answer:

impose on

Explanation:

"Foist" means to impose an unwelcome person or thing on someone.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

LIBERATE

Possible Answers:

lie

contain

fight

clean

release

Correct answer:

release

Explanation:

"Liberate" means to free or release someone from a situation.

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

REAR

Possible Answers:

turn around

jump

pass

raise

catapult

Correct answer:

raise

Explanation:

"Rear" (as a verb) means to bring up or raise something.

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Select the word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

WHET. 

Possible Answers:

Nonsense 

Stimulate 

Postpone

Meander 

Purpose

Correct answer:

Stimulate 

Explanation:

“Whet” is a transitive verb that describes the action of stimulating something. For clarification, postpone means suspend; meander is a type of slow movement characterized by indirectness, such as in a river.

Example Question #6 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Select the word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

RECTIFY.

Possible Answers:

Fix 

Indoctrinate

Cancel

Will

Mollify 

Correct answer:

Fix 

Explanation:

To "rectify" something means to fix it. For clarification, indoctrinate means to instruct or teach through propaganda; mollify means to assuage, or calm.

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

INFLICT

Possible Answers:

relax

herald

impose

strike

stand out

Correct answer:

impose

Explanation:

"Inflict" means to impose something unpleasant on someone.

Example Question #6 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

PRESIDE

Possible Answers:

perfect

conduct

acclaim

foretell

criticize

Correct answer:

conduct

Explanation:

"Preside" means to be in the position of authority at a gathering, or to conduct a meeting.

Example Question #2124 : Synonyms

Synonyms: choose the word closest in meaning to the word in question.

NURTURE

Possible Answers:

Reward

Neglect

Care for

Inspire

Contemplate

Correct answer:

Care for

Explanation:

To "nurture" something means to care for it, so "care for" is the correct answer.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

SUBDUE

Possible Answers:

Petition

Surge

Survive

Quash

Validate

Correct answer:

Quash

Explanation:

"Subdue" means to quash or crush. "Surge" means a gush or outpouring. "Survive" means to continue to live. "Petition" means a request that usually has the signature and support of many people. "Validate" means to check the accuracy of something.

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