SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : Synonyms

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #61 : Synonyms

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

HATRED

Possible Answers:

Analogous

Dislike

Enamored 

Beautiful

Bored

Correct answer:

Dislike

Explanation:

"Hatred" is defined as intense dislike or ill will, so "dislike" is clearly our best answer! "Enamored" and "beautiful" are positive adjectives, so they have quite different meanings than hatred.

Example Question #62 : Synonyms

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

TENSION

Possible Answers:

Happiness 

Misery 

Despondency 

Joy 

Stress

Correct answer:

Stress

Explanation:

"Tension” means the degree to which something is stretched tight or stress, so "stress" is the correct answer. As for the other answer choices, “joy” is great happiness; “misery” is great sadness; and “despondency” is a feeling of hopelessness.

Example Question #63 : Synonyms

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

ANARCHY

Possible Answers:

Lawlessness

Flawlessness

Truth

Lawfulness

Awfulness

Correct answer:

Lawlessness

Explanation:

“Anarchy” is a situation of confusion and wild behavior in which the people in a country, group, or organization are not controlled by rules or laws. “Lawlessness” is the best answer choice. “Lawlessness” is an antonym of “lawfulness.” To be “flawless” means to be perfect. “Awfulness” is something horrible.

Example Question #61 : Synonyms

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

PACT

Possible Answers:

Treaty 

Mood

Hit 

Symbol

Declaration

Correct answer:

Treaty 

Explanation:

A “pact” is an agreement or bargain between two parties. Similarly, a “treaty” is an agreement between two states and is the best answer choice. To further help you, a “hit” is an impact or blow, and we must be careful not to confuse “pact” with "impact." While a pact may declare peace, it is not typically a "declaration" which is an announcement or statement. A “symbol” is an action, object or event so it is not specifically linked to a “pact.”

Example Question #64 : Synonyms

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

TECHNIQUE

Possible Answers:

Empty

Incredible

Abnormal

Method 

Action 

Correct answer:

Method 

Explanation:

"Technique" means stylemethod, or way of doing things, so "method" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "technique": "incredible" means really great; "action" means activity; "empty" means not containing anything; and "abnormal" means not normal.

Example Question #61 : Synonyms

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

TASKS

Possible Answers:

Toys

Lists

Duties

Supplies

Gossip

Correct answer:

Duties

Explanation:

“Tasks” are things that need to be done, and as such, the word is most similar to “duties.” To provide further help, “gossip” is talking about other people’s lives.

Example Question #62 : Synonyms

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

HAVOC

Possible Answers:

Knowledge 

Ignorance 

Honesty 

Chaos 

Order

Correct answer:

Chaos 

Explanation:

“Havoc” is a situation without order, also known as “chaos.” To give you an example of “havoc,” when lots of children are running around and a teacher cannot control them, this is “havoc” or “chaos.” To provide further help, “knowledge” is everything you know about the world; “ignorance” is a condition of not knowing about something; and “honesty” is truthfulness.

Example Question #63 : Synonyms

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

FLAW

Possible Answers:

Humiliation

Imperfection 

Aspect

Assumption

Sorrow 

Correct answer:

Imperfection 

Explanation:

A “flaw” is something wrong with something, in this sense it is closest to “imperfection." In this word, the prefix "im-" means not and causes the word to mean the opposite of “perfection," or more specifically, something that makes something not perfect. To provide further help, “humiliation” is severe embarrassment; “sorrow” is great sadness.

Example Question #64 : Synonyms

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

ELATION

Possible Answers:

Misery 

Jealousy 

Happiness

Disgust

Confusion 

Correct answer:

Happiness

Explanation:

“Elation” means great happiness. To provide further help, “misery” means great sadness and is the opposite of “elation," and “confusion” is not understanding what is going on.

Example Question #65 : Synonyms

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

FIDELITY

Possible Answers:

Loyalty 

Terror

Humor

Belief 

Honesty

Correct answer:

Loyalty 

Explanation:

“Fidelity” is another word for loyalty, which is the trait of sticking by your friends and keeping their secrets. To provide further help, a “belief” is something you think is true.

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