SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : Synonyms

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Example Questions

Example Question #11 : Synonyms

Synonyms: Which word could have similar meaning to the one that is underlined in the sentence?

His presence always brought joy to his grandmother's heart.

Possible Answers:

contempt

happiness

sorrow

None of the other answers

peace

Correct answer:

happiness

Explanation:

In the given context, "joy" means happiness, the opposite of which is sadness, or sorrow. Contempt has a negative connotation, but is not a direct opposite of joy.

Example Question #12 : Synonyms

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

Triumph

Possible Answers:

Sadness

Anger

Victory

Starvation

Defeat

Correct answer:

Victory

Explanation:

"Triumph" means victory.

Example Question #12 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

Wisdom

Possible Answers:

Hateful

Knowledge

Teeth

Bravery

School

Correct answer:

Knowledge

Explanation:

"Wisdom" means knowledge.

Example Question #13 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

Woe

Possible Answers:

Loyal

Sadness

Responsible

Moist

Joyful

Correct answer:

Sadness

Explanation:

"Woe" means sadness.

Example Question #14 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

Opinion

Possible Answers:

Picture

Collection

Trip

Event

Viewpoint

Correct answer:

Viewpoint

Explanation:

An "opinion" is a viewpoint.

Example Question #15 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

Mission

Possible Answers:

Office

Vehicle

Stadium

Assignment

Vacation

Correct answer:

Assignment

Explanation:

"Mission" is a goal or assignment.

Example Question #16 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

Demand

Possible Answers:

Experiment

Silence

Order

Chapter

Report

Correct answer:

Order

Explanation:

A "demand" is an order.

Example Question #17 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

Subject

Possible Answers:

Article

Message

Airplane

Topic

Language

Correct answer:

Topic

Explanation:

A "subject" is the same as a topic.

Example Question #18 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

TASK

Possible Answers:

Job

Building

Lesson

Soldier

Student

Correct answer:

Job

Explanation:

"Task" is a noun that means job, so "job" is the correct answer.

Example Question #12 : Synonyms

Which word can replace the underlined word?

The runner had a habit of stretching the same before each race.

Possible Answers:

thought

None of the above

should not

tradition

never

Correct answer:

tradition

Explanation:

"Tradition" can replace "habit" to maintain a similar meaning. 

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