SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : Synonyms

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #21 : Synonyms

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

ANTIPATHY.

Possible Answers:

Strong dislike 

Knowledgeable

Trustworthy 

Untrustworthy 

Unknowledgeable

Correct answer:

Strong dislike 

Explanation:

Antipathy is a strong feeling of dislike. To help you knowledgeable means smart; trustworthy means deserving of trust.

Example Question #22 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

BEGINNING

Possible Answers:

Start

End

Subject 

Middle

Object 

Correct answer:

Start

Explanation:

The "beginning" of something is the start of something, so "start" is the correct answer.

Example Question #22 : Synonyms

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

DEBACLE

Possible Answers:

Acceptable 

Disaster 

Vulnerability

Celebration 

Restoration

Correct answer:

Disaster 

Explanation:

A "debacle" is a situation where everything goes wrong, or in other words, a disaster. So, "disaster" is the correct answer. To help you, "restoration" means the act of bringing something back to a previous or original condition, "celebration" means a party or event commemorating something, "acceptance" means recognition or admittance, and "vulnerability" means weakness or exposure to damage or danger.

Example Question #23 : Synonyms

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

JUSTICE

Possible Answers:

Inequality 

Perfect 

Optimal 

Absolute 

Fairness

Correct answer:

Fairness

Explanation:

"Justice" means fairness as enforced by rules or the law, so "fairness" is the correct answer. To help you, "optimal" means best, and "absolute" means total.

Example Question #24 : Synonyms

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

HOSTILITY

Possible Answers:

Jealousy 

Happiness 

Anger

Mirth 

Envy 

Correct answer:

Anger

Explanation:

"Hostility" is a feeling of anger between two or more people or groups, so "anger" is the correct answer. To help you, "envy" and "jealousy" both mean the desire to have something that belongs to something else, so the two words are synonyms. Also, "mirth" and "happiness" mean the same thing, so they are also synonyms.

Example Question #25 : Synonyms

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

UTOPIA

Possible Answers:

Ponderous book

Outdated concept 

Noble intention

Perfect place 

Timely intervention

Correct answer:

Perfect place 

Explanation:

Utopia is the name given to a fictional perfect place. So, the correct answer is "perfect place." None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "utopia": "ponderous" means difficult and dense; "outdated" means old; "timely" means occurring at the right time; "intervention" means interruption, and "noble" means ethical or virtuous.

Example Question #26 : Synonyms

Select the word or phrase which is most similar to the word in capital letters

MAYHEM

Possible Answers:

Chaos 

Pyramid

Calm

Idea

Animal

Correct answer:

Chaos 

Explanation:

"Mayhem" means a situation that is out of control or chaos. So, "chaos," which means confusion and disorder, is the correct answer. To help you, 

Example Question #27 : Synonyms

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

TENACITY

Possible Answers:

Cowardice

Weakness

Grit

Confusion

Correct answer:

Grit

Explanation:

The correct answer is "grit." "Tenacity" and "grit" refer to the quality of being determined to do or achieve something or firmness of purpose. For example, you might say, "He had the tenacity to finish the soccer game, even though he felt pain in his leg."

Example Question #28 : Synonyms

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

INPUT

Possible Answers:

Dream

Utopia 

Wonder

Demolish 

Contribution 

Correct answer:

Contribution 

Explanation:

"Input" means contribution, so "contribution," which means what you give to or do for a project or group, is the correct answer. For further assistance, a "utopia" is an imagined and perfect place, "wonder" means think about possibilities, and "demolish" means destroy.

Example Question #29 : Synonyms

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

CARNAGE

Possible Answers:

Cart

Support 

Aid 

Meeting 

Killing 

Correct answer:

Killing 

Explanation:

"Carnage" refers to devastating and chaotic killing, so "killing" is the correct answer. To help you, "aid" means help, whether it is used as a noun or as a verb.

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