SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns

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Example Question #181 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

REPERTOIRE

Possible Answers:

Alteration

Collection

Sensation

Occurance 

Meeting

Correct answer:

Collection

Explanation:

"Repertoire" means a collection, an inventory; often it means a stockpile of skills or knowledge.

"Alteration" means a change, a modification or a revision

"Occurrance" means something that happened, something that occurred; a situation.

"Meeting" means a gathering, a talk; when people group together for a purpose.

"Sensation" means a feeling, a perception or an emotion.

Example Question #182 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

IRRITATION

Possible Answers:

Context

Property

Opportunity

Happiness

Inflammation

Correct answer:

Inflammation

Explanation:

"Irritation" means "inflammation," or a rash; it can also mean a disturbed mental state.

"Happiness" means bliss, satisfaction or contentment.

"Opportunity" means a chance for something, favorable circumstance, a moment.

"Property" means possessions, equity or goods.

"Context" means setting, climate, background.

Example Question #183 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

GIST 

Possible Answers:

Essence 

Content 

Minimal 

Half 

Understanding 

Correct answer:

Essence 

Explanation:

The correct answer is "essence." 

"Gist" is a noun that means the substance or essence of a speech, text or dialogue.

Example Question #184 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

AVERSION

Possible Answers:

Wit

Dislike

Mettle

Chemistry

Kindness

Correct answer:

Dislike

Explanation:

"Aversion" means dislike, opposition, antagonism

"Kindness" means compassion, benevolence, humanity

"Mettle" means bravery, caliber or courage.

"Chemistry" means attraction or charm in addition to being a field of natural science.

"Wit" means mentally sharp, funny, or clever and humorous.

 

Example Question #185 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

PIGMENT

Possible Answers:

Molecule

Desert

Debt

Paper

Color

Correct answer:

Color

Explanation:

"Pigment" means color, dye or stain

"Desert" means arid land

"Molecule" means a very small piece, a fragment of something, a particle of something

"Debt" means money that is owed to others.

"Paper" means the physical object that we write on, or it can mean a written article or essay. 

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