SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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Example Question #144 : Synonyms: Verbs

Which word is a synonym for the word concerned?

Julie was concerned with her grade on the math test.

Possible Answers:

worried

excited

thrilled

None of the other answer choices

happy

Correct answer:

worried

Explanation:

The word worried can replace concern to maintain a similar meaning. 

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

 

ASTONISH

Possible Answers:

Demand 

Susceptible

Punish 

Surprise 

Manage 

Correct answer:

Surprise 

Explanation:

"Astonish" means to surprise, so "surprise" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "astonish": "demand" means to ask for something forcefully; "susceptible" means in danger; "manage" means direct a group or endure; and "punish" means discipline for breaking rules or behaving badly.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

ASSUAGE

Possible Answers:

Demand

Embolden 

Calm 

Zoom

Depict 

Correct answer:

Calm 

Explanation:

"Assuage" means to calm someone or something down, so "calm," which when used as a verb means make calm, is the correct answer. To help you, "depict" means to show, "embolden" means to make brave, "demand" means forcefully ask for something, and "zoom" means to travel at a very fast speed.

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

LOATHE

Possible Answers:

Clarify

Study

Adore

Despise

Correct answer:

Despise

Explanation:

The answer is "despise." "Despise" and "loathe" are verbs that mean dislike strongly, such as in the sentence, "He despises people who bully others."

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

SEDATE

Possible Answers:

Listen 

Deny 

Scold 

Admit 

Settle down 

Correct answer:

Settle down 

Explanation:

To "sedate" something means to use medicine to make it sleep, to calm it, or settle it down. So, "settle down" is the correct answer. To help you, "scold" means reprimand, and "deny" means refuse to accept something.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

GRIMACE

Possible Answers:

Scowl 

Grin

Chuckle 

Demand 

Whisper

Correct answer:

Scowl 

Explanation:

To “grimace” is to express sadness or anger or pain with your face, and as such, it is closest in meaning to “scowl,” which means frown to convey great sadness or anger. To provide further help, to “chuckle” is to laugh quietly; to "grin" is to smile broadly, to "whisper" is to speak in a low, quiet voice so as not to be heard, and to “demand” is to tell someone they have to do something as if they don't have a choice.

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

SUCCUMB

Possible Answers:

Give in

Turn around 

Go over

Walk about 

Hide under 

Correct answer:

Give in

Explanation:

"Succumb" means to yield to overpowering strength, force, appeal, or desire. If you “succumb” to something, you give in to it, or you yield to it. A common expression is to “succumb to temptation.”

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

AGGRAVATE

Possible Answers:

Argue 

Irritate 

Differ

Convey 

Object 

Correct answer:

Irritate 

Explanation:

To "aggravate" a person means to irritate or to annoy him or her. To aggravate a problem means to make it worse. So, the correct answer is "irritate." None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "aggravate": "object," when used as a verb, means interrupt to disagree, and is used this way in courts of law; "differ" means to be different from; "argue" means to talk about a disagreement heatedly; and "convey" means transport when referring to a physical object, or impart when referring to an idea.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

ASTONISH

Possible Answers:

Reject

Decimate

Deflect

Surprise

Reform

Correct answer:

Surprise

Explanation:

"Surprise" means amaze or "astonish," so "astonish" is the correct answer.

Example Question #961 : Ssat Elementary Level Verbal

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

DREAD

Possible Answers:

Fear

Welcome

Anticipation

Sadness

Correct answer:

Fear

Explanation:
The answer is "fear." "Fear" and "dread" are verbs that mean anticipate with horror, such as in the sentence, "He had a great fear of heights, so he could never climb a ladder."
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