SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : Synonyms

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #81 : Synonyms

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

ORDEAL

Possible Answers:

Custom

Corporation

Nation

Mural

Difficulty

Correct answer:

Difficulty

Explanation:

An “ordeal” is a difficulty or something you suffer through. To provide further help, a “custom” is a tradition or something people have always done; a “mural” is a painting on a wall; a “nation” is a country; and a “corporation” is a company.

Example Question #82 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

WISDOM

Possible Answers:

Surprise

Labor

Knowledge

Peace

Irritation

Correct answer:

Knowledge

Explanation:

“Wisdom” is another word for knowledge or the things that you have learned. Someone who is “wise” has a lot of knowledge. To provide further help, “peace” is the lack of fighting or conflict; “irritation” is the feeling of being annoyed; a “surprise” is something you do not expect to happen; and “labor” is work.

Example Question #81 : Synonyms

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

EMERGENCY

Possible Answers:

Hospital

Ambulance

Crisis

Doctor

Surgery

Correct answer:

Crisis

Explanation:

"Emergency" means a crisis; a hospital is a place where sick people go for treatment; an ambulance is a vehicle that is used to transport patients; surgery is a medical operation; and a doctor is someone who treats patients.

Example Question #82 : Synonyms

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

TALENT

Possible Answers:

Ability

Writing

Preparation

Weakness

Correct answer:

Ability

Explanation:

A "talent" is something you do well. You might have a talent for cooking or for playing soccer, or for "writing," but talent can apply to any "ability" someone may possess. "Preparation" might enable you to do something well, but it is not the same as "talent," which refers to one's natural abilities. "Weakness" is an antonym to "talent."

Example Question #82 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

Anna and Marissa had a DEBATE about the best school in their city.

Possible Answers:

Whisper

Talk

Agreement

Argument

Correct answer:

Argument

Explanation:

When you "debate" with someone, you argue with them. The argument can be either friendly or unfriendly, but it is still an argument. The only other word that is similar is "talk" but this isn't the same as arguing with someone.

Example Question #86 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

LEGEND

Possible Answers:

Real

Athlete

Villain

Myth

Correct answer:

Myth

Explanation:

A "legend" is a story that describes extraordinary achievements. Usually the original source of the story is unknown, but it may be based on a real person or events. King Arthur is an example of a legend.  He really lived in England a long time ago, but the stories about him are probably made up. A "myth" is also a story that describes extraordinary achievements with an unknown origin. A "villain" might appear in a legend or myth, but it refers specifically to a character who opposes the hero in such stories. Some "athletes'" feats or careers may become legendary, but "athlete" is not a synonym to this work.

Example Question #83 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

TOKEN

Possible Answers:

Duty

Punishment

Symbol

Task

Reward

Correct answer:

Symbol

Explanation:

A "token" is something that serves as a representation of something else. This is a synonym of "symbol." An example of a "token" or a "symbol" is the American flag, this is the symbol of America. To provide further help, a "task" is a job; a "duty" is a responsibility, something you feel you have to do.

Example Question #84 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

ITINERARY

Possible Answers:

Flight

Host

Mistake

Demand

Plan

Correct answer:

Plan

Explanation:

An "itinerary" is a plan, a schedule, a list of things to do. To provide further help, a "demand" is something that someone has forcefully asked for.

Example Question #82 : Synonyms

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

KEY

Possible Answers:

Latch

Bolt

Talk

Speech

Answer

Correct answer:

Answer

Explanation:

The words "bolt" and "lock" are closely related. The word "key" might be related to the word "bolt" or "latch"; however, a "key" is clearly not the same as a "bolt" or a "latch." The noun key is synonymous with the word answer. "He found the key to the mystery; the answer was clear." Note that the words "speech" and "talk" are also closely related. Try eliminating answer choices that seem to be almost paired up, meaning that they represent the same thing, like "latch" and "bolt."

Example Question #85 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

EVIDENCE

Possible Answers:

Guilt

Law

journal

Design

Proof

Correct answer:

Proof

Explanation:

"Evidence" is a noun meaning, facts that support a specific belief or statement. This is most similar to the word "proof" which means an argument or evidence that helps establish the truth.

A "law" is a rule created by a government.

A "design" is a plan or drawing.

"Guilt" means the fact of having committed a crime.

If you keep a "journal," you keep a record of events.

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