HSPT Verbal : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, and Understanding

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Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

LAUD

Possible Answers:

challenge

praise

correct

provoke

conform

Correct answer:

praise

Explanation:

"Laud" means to praise highly.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

PROPOUND

Possible Answers:

condemn

choose

proceed

conciliate

offer

Correct answer:

offer

Explanation:

"Propound" means to put forward or offer for consideration.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

CHORTLE

Possible Answers:

Preserve

Understand

Deflate

Pen

Laugh

Correct answer:

Laugh

Explanation:

"Chortle" means to chuckle gleefully, so "laugh" is the correct answer because it is the closest synonym amongst the given answer choices.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

DENOTE

Possible Answers:

Expound

Prescribe

Criticize

Indicate

Uncover

Correct answer:

Indicate

Explanation:

"Denote" means to be a sign of, or to indicate.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

CAJOLE

Possible Answers:

Conciliate

Injure

Persuade

Celebrate

Rejuvinate

Correct answer:

Persuade

Explanation:

"Cajole" means to persuade using coaxing and flattery.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

ACCENTUATE

Possible Answers:

Frustrate

Highlight

Amass

Confront

Undermine

Correct answer:

Highlight

Explanation:

"Accentuate" means to highlight or emphasize. "Undermine" means to weaken. "Confront" means to come face-to-face with, or to challenge. "Amass" means to accumulate or gather. "Frustrate" to foil or block a plan or some action.

Example Question #6 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

OSTRACIZE

Possible Answers:

Burn

Include

Craft

Exclude

Birdlike

Correct answer:

Exclude

Explanation:

"Ostracize" means exclude or banish someone from something, so "exclude" is the correct answer. Considering the other answer choices, "include" cannot be the correct answer becuase "include" means accept or welcome into a group, making it an antonym of "ostracize" and "exclude." "Birdlike" means avian, "burn" means set on fire or injure with fire, and "craft," when used as a verb, means make or construct.

Example Question #7 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

COAX

Possible Answers:

Persuade

Buffet

Diminish

Classify

Withdraw

Correct answer:

Persuade

Explanation:

"Coax" means to convince or to "persuade." "Buffet" means to strike something, such as with a punch. "Classify" means to arrange into classes or groups usually based on similar or shared qualities. "Diminish" means to lessen or to decrease. "Withdraw" means to rescind, to remove, or to retreat.

Example Question #8 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

BEMOAN

Possible Answers:

Dispute

Bewilder

Devastate

Pollute

Lament

Correct answer:

Lament

Explanation:

"Bemoan" means show sadness about something, so "lament," a word that when used as a verb means grieve or wail, is the correct answer. "Devastate" means destroy or wreck. "Bewilder" means confuse or baffle. "Dispute" means to debate or to argue. "Pollute" means to contaiminate or to poison.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

ELUCIDATE

Possible Answers:

Douse

Strengthen

Undermine

Construct

Clarify

Correct answer:

Clarify

Explanation:

"Elucidate" means to clarify; to strengthen is to make stronger; to undermine is to weaken; to douse is to drench; and to construct is to build.

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