SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns for People

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Example Question #735 : Ssat Elementary Level Verbal

Which word could have a similar meaning to the underlined word in the sentence?

The two boys are kin, even though they do not look alike.  

Possible Answers:

friends

strangers

not related

brothers

None of the above

Correct answer:

brothers

Explanation:

Kin would refer to the blood relation such that brothers would have. 

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

Passenger

Possible Answers:

Student

Trip

Rider

Mechanic

Pilot

Correct answer:

Rider

Explanation:

A "passenger" is a rider; a pilot flies an airplane; a student is someone that attends a school; a trip is to go somewhere; and a mechanic fixes cars.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

Scholar

Possible Answers:

Student

Hardship

Intellect

School

Science

Correct answer:

Intellect

Explanation:

"Scholar" means intellect;  Student is a person who takes classes; School is a place where teaching occurs; Hardship means struggle; and Science is a topic studied in school.

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

Merchant

Possible Answers:

Trader

Customer

Captain

Sailor

Builder

Correct answer:

Trader

Explanation:

A "Merchant" is a trader; a Sailor works on ships and boats; a Builder is a person who constructs things; a Captain is a high ranking official of the military; a Customer is a person who purchases something.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

Which word has a similar meaning to the underlined word?

The physician gave me a shot to protect me from the flu.

Possible Answers:

receptionist

clerk

doctor

dentist

None of the other answers 

Correct answer:

doctor

Explanation:

"Physician" and "doctor" both share a similar meaning. 

Example Question #741 : Ssat Elementary Level Verbal

Which word has a similar meaning to the underlined word?

The attorney stated his client's case before the judge.

Possible Answers:

cowboy

doctor

lawyer

None of the other answers

dentist

Correct answer:

lawyer

Explanation:

"Attorney" and "lawyer" have similar meanings.

Example Question #91 : Synonyms

Which word has a similar meaning to the underlined word?

The author of the book is coming to our school.

Possible Answers:

editor

None of the other answers

illustrator

purchaser

writer

Correct answer:

writer

Explanation:

"Writer" and "author" have the same meaning. 

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

Priest

Possible Answers:

Student

Teacher

Coach

Principal

Minister

Correct answer:

Minister

Explanation:

"Priest" is a religious minister.

Example Question #742 : Ssat Elementary Level Verbal

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

NATIVE

Possible Answers:

Alien 

Painful

Foreign 

Local

Hilarious

Correct answer:

Local

Explanation:

A "native" is someone who was born and raised and lives in a place. So, the correct answer is "local," as "local," when used as a noun, means someone who lives in a place, as opposed to someone visiting that place. "Native" is an antonym, or opposite, of "foreigner" or "alien." To help you, "hilarious" means very funny, and something that is "painful" really hurts.

Example Question #101 : Synonyms

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

CRIMINAL

Possible Answers:

Culprit

Conniving

Dancer

Intelligent

Musical

Correct answer:

Culprit

Explanation:

When used as a noun, the word "criminal" is defined as a person who has committed a crime. Even though criminals may be "intelligent" (smart) or "conniving" (sly and clever), they are always considered "culprits" (the people responsible for a crime). Thus, "culprit" is the best answer choice!

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