SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms, Antonyms, and Changes in Intensity

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #51 : Synonyms, Antonyms, And Changes In Intensity

Complete this analogy

Truncated is to shortened as elongated is to __________.

Possible Answers:

Abridged 

Mirthless 

Dismissed 

Bewildering 

Lengthened 

Correct answer:

Lengthened 

Explanation:

"Truncated" is a synonym of "shortened," so to solve this analogy, you have to determine the best available synonym of "elongated." "Elongated" means made longer or lengthened, so "lengthened" is the correct answer. For clarification, "abridged" means shortened, "mirthless" means without happiness, "dismissed" means sent away, and "bewildering" means confusing.

Example Question #52 : Synonyms, Antonyms, And Changes In Intensity

Complete this analogy

Welcoming is to hospitable as abridge is to __________.

Possible Answers:

Regret 

Elongate 

Dismiss 

Shorten 

Lengthen 

Correct answer:

Shorten 

Explanation:

"Welcoming" is a synonym of "hospitable," so to solve this analogy, you have to identify the best available synonym of "abridge." "Abridge" means shorten, so "shorten" is the correct answer. For clarification, "elongate" means lengthen, "regret" means rueand "dismiss" means send away or ignore.

Example Question #53 : Synonyms, Antonyms, And Changes In Intensity

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Galvanize is to stimulate as insubordinate is to __________.

Possible Answers:

Disobedient

Tolerant 

Obedient 

Portentous 

Enfranchised 

Correct answer:

Disobedient

Explanation:

"Galvanize" is a synonym of "stimulate" and is most commonly defined as motivate into action. To solve this analogy, you have to determine the best available synonym of "insubordinate." "Insubordinate" means disobedient, so "disobedient" is the correct answer. For clarification, "tolerant" means patient and understanding, "enfranchised" means given the right to vote, and "portentous" means ominous.

Example Question #54 : Synonyms, Antonyms, And Changes In Intensity

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Nullify is to abolish as trustworthy is to __________.

Possible Answers:

Mendacity 

Dependable 

Serendipitous

Portly 

Circumstantial 

Correct answer:

Dependable 

Explanation:

"Nullify" is a synonym of "abolish"; both words mean get rid of. To solve this analogy, you have to determine the best available synonym of "trustworthy." Someone who is "trustworthy" is deserving of trust and very dependable, so "dependable" is the correct answer. For clarification, "mendacity" means dishonesty, "portly" means plump or stout, "serendipitous" means owed to good fortune, and "circumstantial" means based on inference or incidental.

Example Question #54 : Synonyms, Antonyms, And Changes In Intensity

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Original is to novel as truculent is to __________.

Possible Answers:

Neglectful 

Quarrelsome 

Outlandish 

Boorish 

Insipid 

Correct answer:

Quarrelsome 

Explanation:

"Original" is a synonym of "novel," so to solve this analogy, you have to determine the best available synonym of "truculent." "Truculent" means argumentative or quarrelsome, so "quarrelsome" is the correct answer. For clarification, "boorish" means rude or impolite, "outlandish" means bizarre or extravagant, "insipid" means dull and boring, and "neglectful" means careless.

Example Question #256 : Analogies

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Capitulate is to surrender as vehement is to __________.

Possible Answers:

Dogmatic 

Deplorable 

Violent 

Venerable 

Fervent 

Correct answer:

Fervent 

Explanation:

"Capitulate" is a synonym of "surrender," so to solve this analogy, you have to determine the best available synonym of "vehement." "Vehement" means passionate or heated and as such is most similar in meaning to “fervent,” which means impassioned or intense. So, "fervent" is the correct answer. For clarification, "venerable" means old and deserving of respect, "dogmatic" means rigid or fixated on the rules, "deplorable" means deserving of hatred and scorn, and "violent" means physically causing damage or injury or brutal.

Example Question #55 : Synonyms, Antonyms, And Changes In Intensity

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Linger is to persist as meaningless is to __________.

Possible Answers:

Quirky 

Deft

Deranged 

Enhanced

Pointless

Correct answer:

Pointless

Explanation:

"Linger" and "persist" are synonyms that both mean remain or endure. So, to solve this analogy, you have to determine the best available synonym of "meaningless." "Meaningless" means pointlessfutile, or incomprehensible, so "pointless" is the correct answer. For clarification, "deranged" means crazy, "quirky" means whimsical or unusual, "deft" means adroit or highly skilled, and "enhanced" means improved or made better.

Example Question #55 : Synonyms, Antonyms, And Changes In Intensity

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Mutinous is to rebellious as euphoric is to  __________.

Possible Answers:

Despondent

Forlorn 

Happy 

Envious 

Sad 

Correct answer:

Happy 

Explanation:

"Mutinous" is a synonym of "rebellious," so to solve this analogy, you have to determine the best available synonym of "euphoric." "Euphoric" means extremely happy, so the correct answer is “happy.” For clarification, "envious" means jealous, "forlorn" and "despondent" each mean sad and hopeless, and "sad" means unhappy.

Example Question #59 : Synonyms, Antonyms, And Changes In Intensity

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Incorrigible is to shameless as crackpot is to __________.

Possible Answers:

Sage 

Fireman 

Professor

Doctor 

Madman 

Correct answer:

Madman 

Explanation:

"Incorrigible" and "shameless" are synonyms of one another, so to solve this analogy, you have to identify the best synonym of "crackpot." A "crackpot" is an insane person or a madman, so "madman" is the correct answer. For clarification, a "sage" is very wise person, a "professor" is a person who teaches students at a college or university, a "doctor" is a physician or a medical professional, and a "firefighter" is a person whose job it is to extinguish fires.

Example Question #56 : Synonyms, Antonyms, And Changes In Intensity

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Dwell is to inhabit as mawkish is to __________.

Possible Answers:

Miserly 

Demanding 

Parsimonious 

Sentimental 

Incorruptible

Correct answer:

Sentimental 

Explanation:

"Dwell" and "inhabit" are synonyms that both mean live in or reside. So, to solve this analogy, you have to identify the best available synonym of "mawkish." "Mawkish" means sentimental, so "sentimental" is the correct answer. For clarification, "miserly" and "parsimonious" are both synonyms that both mean not generous, "incorruptible" means unable to be corrupted, and "demanding" means challenging.

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