SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, and Understanding

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #21 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

SCOLD

Possible Answers:

Celebrate 

Implied 

Dispose

Support 

Rebuke

Correct answer:

Rebuke

Explanation:

"Scold" means rebuke, so "rebuke" is the correct answer. To help you, "dispose" means get rid of, and "imply" means suggest indirectly.

Example Question #22 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

ANNOUNCE

Possible Answers:

Careful

Declare

Agree

Special

Loud

Correct answer:

Declare

Explanation:

To "announce" something means to declare that thing or make some information public.

Example Question #23 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

Each of the following questions consists of one word followed by five words or phrases. You are to select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

BLOVIATE

Possible Answers:

yell

float

primp

jump

rant

Correct answer:

rant

Explanation:

"Bloviate" means to rant or to go on and on about something in a pompous way.

Example Question #21 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

Synonyms: Choose the answer that most closely matches the word in capital letters.

JEER

Possible Answers:

Laugh 

Mock 

Criticize

Joke 

Gag

Correct answer:

Mock 

Explanation:

To “jeer” is to make fun of someone or something. “Mock” has the same meaning as "jeer," whereas “joke” means to cause laughter; a “gag” is the same as a joke; “criticize” is to express disapproval or judgement.

Example Question #25 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

GRIPE

Possible Answers:

Complain

Diverse

Disturb

Fluster

Credit

Correct answer:

Complain

Explanation:

To "gripe" means to complain, so "complain" is the correct answer.

Example Question #26 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

CHASTISE

Possible Answers:

To tell off

To enter a room slowly

To peel

To build a defense

To find helpful

Correct answer:

To tell off

Explanation:

If you “chastise” someone, you tell them off for doing something wrong. Another way to say this would be to "scold."

Example Question #27 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

COOPERATE

Possible Answers:

Check

Hurt

Block

Handicap

Collaborate

Correct answer:

Collaborate

Explanation:

Cooperate and collaborate both mean to aid or assist. 

Example Question #28 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

FORMULATE

Possible Answers:

Devise

Opportunistic

Spread

Sketch

Contain

Correct answer:

Devise

Explanation:

To "formulate" something means to systematically devise it, so "devise," which means invent while paying careful attention to details, is the best answer choice.

Example Question #21 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

PREDICT

Possible Answers:

Learn

Find

Teach

Foretell

Exercise

Correct answer:

Foretell

Explanation:

"Predict" means to guess.

Example Question #30 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

TAUNT

Possible Answers:

Elated

Riddle

Mock

Adventure

Compliment

Correct answer:

Mock

Explanation:

"Taunt," when used as a verb, means mock or make fun of, and when used as a noun, "taunt" means a remark made in order to provoke or anger someone. "Mock" is most similar in meaning to "taunt," so "mock" is the correct answer choice! A "compliment" is an antonym of a "taunt."

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