# SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Determining Meaning from Type of Relationship

## Example Questions

### Example Question #2 : Synonyms, Antonyms, And Changes In Intensity

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Pact is to accord as fission is to __________.

Getting lost

Disagreement

Splitting up

Understanding

Coming together

Splitting up

Explanation:

"Pact" and "accord" are synonyms that both mean an agreement. So to solve this analogy, you have to determine which of the answer choices is the best synonym of "fission." The correct answer is “splitting up,” because "fission" means the process of breaking up at the atomic level, or just splitting up. The process that is its opposite is called fusion.

### Example Question #91 : Determining Meaning From Type Of Relationship

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Writhe is to twist as egress is to __________.

Absolve

Exit

Enter

Arrive

Mourn

Exit

Explanation:

"Writhe" is a synonym of "twist," so to solve this analogy, you have to determine the best available synonym for "egress." "Egress" is a noun that means exit, so "exit" is the correct answer. For clarification, "absolve" means to forgive, and "mourning" is an expression of sorrow following someone’s death or the loss of something precious.

### Example Question #92 : Determining Meaning From Type Of Relationship

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Remote is to distant as prolific is to _________.

Productive

Lethargic

Languid

Lazy

Sluggish

Productive

Explanation:

"Remote" and "distant" are synonyms that both describe something that is far-away, or removed from all other places. So to solve this analogy, you have to determine the best available synonym for "prolific." "Prolific" means highly productive, so "productive" is the correct answer. For clarification, the other four answer choices are all synonyms that mean lazy, or not energetic.

### Example Question #93 : Determining Meaning From Type Of Relationship

Complete this analogy

Abominable is to offensive as contradict is to __________.

support

pacify

oppose

create

oppose

Explanation:

Abominable and offensive are synonyms, so to solve this analogy you have to determine which of these answer choices is the best synonym for contradict. "Contradict" means to argue with, to oppose. For clarification, "pacify" means to make calm or better; "admonish" means to criticize or rebuke.

### Example Question #94 : Determining Meaning From Type Of Relationship

Complete this analogy

Clandestine is to secret as obstacle is to __________.

laconic

garrulous

loquacious

impediment

assistance

impediment

Explanation:

"Clandestine" and "secret" are synonyms of one another, so to solve this analogy you have to determine which of these answer choices is the best synonym of obstacle. An obstacle is something that prevents you from doing something, which is the same definition as an “impediment.” For clarification, "garrulous" and "loquacious" are synonyms that both mean talkative; "laconic" means brief, short-lived.

### Example Question #95 : Determining Meaning From Type Of Relationship

Complete this analogy

Candor is to honesty as pious is to __________.

agnostic

atheistic

apathetic

religious

deist

religious

Explanation:

Candor is a synonym of honesty, so to solve this analogy you have to determine which of these answer choices is the best synonym of pious. "Pious" means devout or deeply religious. For clarification, "apathetic" means not caring; "atheistic" describes the belief that God does not exist; "agnostic" is someone who is unsure whether or not God exists; a "deist" is someone who grounds their faith in rationale.

### Example Question #96 : Determining Meaning From Type Of Relationship

Complete this analogy.

Opulent is to wealthy as repugnant is to __________.

agreeable

disgusting

enjoyable

aesthetic

pleasing

disgusting

Explanation:

"Opulent" is a synonym of wealthy, so to solve this analogy you have to determine the best synonym for repugnant. "Repugnant" means highly unpleasant, disgusting. For clarification, "aesthetic" means pleasing in appearance, or related to the appreciation of beauty.

### Example Question #97 : Determining Meaning From Type Of Relationship

Complete this analogy.

Fathom is to understand as prudent is to __________.

deplorable

sensitive

sensible

foolhardy

insensitive

sensible

Explanation:

"Fathom" is a synonym of understand, so to solve this analogy you need to determine the best available synonym for prudent. "Prudent" means sensible and careful. For clarification, "foolhardy" means stupid or foolish; "deplorable" describes a person or action deserving of disdain.

### Example Question #98 : Determining Meaning From Type Of Relationship

Complete this analogy.

Notorious is to infamous as rancid is to _________.

fertile

rotten

shamed

found

lost

rotten

Explanation:

"Notorious" and "infamous" are synonyms that both describe someone or something famous for the wrong reasons. To solve this analogy you have to find the best available synonym for rancid. "Rancid" means rotten or gross.

### Example Question #99 : Determining Meaning From Type Of Relationship

Complete this analogy.

Rue is to regret as somber is to __________.

merry

jaunty

grave

bountiful

plentiful