HSPT Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns for Tangible Things

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for HSPT Verbal

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters

BURROW

Possible Answers:

mansion

gateway

rod

bottle

tunnel

Correct answer:

tunnel

Explanation:

burrow is a hole or tunnel, usually a small animal's home.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

EMBLEM

Possible Answers:

holiday

symbol

inspiration

salutation

punishment

Correct answer:

symbol

Explanation:

An "emblem" is a symbolic representation that serves as badge for a nation, organization, or family.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

LABYRINTH

Possible Answers:

Weight

Maze

Teacher

Beggar

Accident

Correct answer:

Maze

Explanation:

"Labyrinth" is a noun defined as a complicated maze, so "maze" is the correct answer because it is closest in meaning to "labyrinth."

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

ABODE

Possible Answers:

Home

Library

Airport

Train Station

Office

Correct answer:

Home

Explanation:

"Abode" means a home or a residence, so "home" is the correct answer. An "office" is a workplace. A "library" is a place that allows patrons to check out and borrow books for periods of time or where students go to study. An "airport" is a place where people go to board planes for trips. A "train station" is a place where people go to board trains.

Example Question #13 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

CONDUIT

Possible Answers:

World

Channel

Mask

Bidder

Cinema

Correct answer:

Channel

Explanation:

A "conduit" is a channel or a passage for carrying a fluid. It is also a means by which something is transmitted. So, "channel" is the correct answer. None of the other answers are close in meaning to "conduit": “bidder” means a person making an offer to buy something at a certain price, usually in the context of an auction or sale; “mask” means cover or disguise; “cinema” means motion picture or theater; and “world” means the Earth or an imagined place like the Earth.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

REGALIA

Possible Answers:

Royalty

Clothes

Fancy

Decorations

Regions

Correct answer:

Decorations

Explanation:

The best answer is "decorations". The word "regalia" usually refers to royal possesions which are very decorative. They can include ceremonial clothes, designs, or emblems. "Clothes" simply refers to garments or apparel. The defining characteristic of regalia is that is is very decorative, and the word clothes does not imply this meaning. The word "regions" is unrelated, and the remaining words, "fancy" and "royalty," are words one might use when talking about "regalia," but are not "regalia" themselves. 

Example Question #11 : Synonyms: Nouns

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

MEMENTO

Possible Answers:

Toy

Bracelet

Keepsake

Heir

Money

Correct answer:

Keepsake

Explanation:

A synonym for "memento" is "keepsake," which means something special that reminds someone of something. A "bracelet" or "toy" can each be a memento, while an "heir" can be someone who inherits some type of memento, but none of these words mean "memento." The word "money" is unrelated.

Example Question #16 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

SHANTY

Possible Answers:

Messenger

Omen

Shack

Abyss

Etiquette

Correct answer:

Shack

Explanation:

"Shanty" is a shack or small hut. "Omen" is a sign or warning of the future. "Etiquette" is socially accepted manners or customs. "Messenger" is a person who delivers letters and messages. "Abyss" is a deep hole or gap.

Example Question #17 : Synonyms: Nouns

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

CAVITY.

Possible Answers:

Depth 

Frank 

Filler 

House 

Void 

Correct answer:

Void 

Explanation:

A “cavity” is a hole or hollow space (usually used to describe a hole in a tooth). The correct answer is “void” which also means emptiness, lacking in something.

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