SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : Synonyms

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #31 : Synonyms

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

EASE

Possible Answers:

Simplicity

Rational

Honorable

Backtracking

Humerous

Correct answer:

Simplicity

Explanation:

"Ease" means simplicity, so "simplicity" is the correct answer.

Example Question #32 : Synonyms

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

WRATH

Possible Answers:

Raft

Unafraid

Fascinate

Fury

Debate

Correct answer:

Fury

Explanation:

"Wrath" means intense anger, so "fury," which also means intense anger, is the correct answer.

Example Question #33 : Synonyms

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

COURAGE

Possible Answers:

Euphoric

Encouragement

Bravery

Filtration

Optimism

Correct answer:

Bravery

Explanation:

"Courage" is defined as the ability to do something that is frightening. If someone is being "courageous," they are being brave. Thus, "bravery" is the best answer choice.

Example Question #34 : Synonyms

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.

REPRISAL

Possible Answers:

resurgence

renovation

replacement

retaliation

requiem

Correct answer:

retaliation

Explanation:

"Reprisal" means revenge or retaliation.

Example Question #35 : Synonyms

Synonyms: Select the word which is most similar to the word in capital letters.

QUANTITY

Possible Answers:

Parody

Recreation

Comfort

Reassure

Amount

Correct answer:

Amount

Explanation:

The “quantity” of something is the amount, how much. To provide further help, “comfort” means the same thing as “reassure,” both words mean to look after someone, to help someone who is suffering; “recreation” means hobby; “parody” means copy something so as to make fun of it.

Example Question #36 : Synonyms

Synonyms: Select the word which is most similar to the word in capital letters.

SURROGATE

Possible Answers:

epoch

dogma

replacement

miasma

scull

Correct answer:

replacement

Explanation:

A “surrogate” is a replacement, a substitute. To provide further help, an “epoch” is an era of history; a “scull” is a light racing boat or a pair of oars; “dogma” is a creed, a rigid belief system; “miasma” means haze, fog, clouded thoughts, or visions.

Example Question #37 : Synonyms

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

RECREATION

Possible Answers:

Suffering

Veracity 

Honesty 

Amusement 

Cowardice 

Correct answer:

Amusement 

Explanation:

“Recreation” means fun, amusement, or something done for fun or amusement. So, "amusement" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "recreation": “suffering” is continuous pain, either in the mind or on the body; “cowardice” means fear in the face of danger and is an opposite of "bravery"; and "honesty" and "veracity" both mean truthfulness.

Example Question #38 : Synonyms

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

ASSET

Possible Answers:

Potent 

Collection 

Heirloom 

Resource 

Assumption

Correct answer:

Resource 

Explanation:

An “asset” is something beneficial or a resource. To provide further help, “potent” means strong and effective; an “heirloom” is something passed down from one generation to the next; "assumption" is something you think to be true without any evidence confirming that it is true; and a “collection” is a group of things brought together.

Example Question #39 : Synonyms

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

CLUE

Possible Answers:

Asymptomatic

Omnipresent

Answer

Tipoff

Directive

Correct answer:

Tipoff

Explanation:

A clue is defined as a piece of evidence or information used in the detection of a crime or solving of a mystery. A "tipoff," defined as a piece of confidential information, is the best answer choice given. The answer choice "answer" may be tempting, but a clue is not a direct answer but instead a hint or tip about the answer.

Example Question #40 : Synonyms

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

WOE

Possible Answers:

Vessel

Ritual

Row

Sorrow

Hate

Correct answer:

Sorrow

Explanation:

Woe means great unhappiness or something or a group of things that cause or causes great unhappiness, so "sorrow" is the correct answer.

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