SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #67 : Synonyms

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

CHASSIS

Possible Answers:

Seat

Engine 

Transmission 

Ignition 

Frame 

Correct answer:

Frame 

Explanation:

A “chassis” is a vehicle's base frame, so "frame" is the correct answer.

Example Question #67 : Synonyms

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

CREEK

Possible Answers:

Dance

Creak

River

Ocean

Shuffle

Correct answer:

River

Explanation:

A "creek" is a small stream of water, similar to, but usually smaller than a "river." It is easy to confuse with "creak," which means a squeaking sound.

Example Question #51 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

JAVELIN

Possible Answers:

Break 

Cut

Lance

Blade

Dig

Correct answer:

Lance

Explanation:

A “javelin” is a long pole tipped with a spike, similar to a spear or a "lance." "Javelin" and "lance" can also be used to mean pierce. A “blade” is a cutting edge of a knife or sword

Example Question #52 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

CRUCIBLE

Possible Answers:

Destiny 

Carriage 

Battle 

Field

Vessel 

Correct answer:

Vessel 

Explanation:

A “crucible” is a pot in which metals or other substances are heated. "Vessel" is the best answer choice, as it means a container for holding things. To clarify the other terms, “destiny” means fate; a “carriage” is a wheeled vehicle for carrying passengers.

Example Question #53 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

PLAIN

Possible Answers:

Grassland

River

Mountain

Ocean

Forest

Correct answer:

Grassland

Explanation:

"Plain," when used as a noun, means an area that is mostly comprised of grass, or in other words, a grassland, so "grassland" is the correct answer. An "ocean" is a large body of water. A "river" is a stream. A "mountain" is a natural land form that rises above the ground.

Example Question #54 : Synonyms: Nouns

A synonym of "debris" is __________.

Possible Answers:

product

damage

cleanliness

explosion

detritus

Correct answer:

detritus

Explanation:

"Debris" is a noun that means "scattered fragments, typically of something wrecked or destroyed," so we need to pick out another word that means something like "fragments." While an explosion might cause debris, "explosion" does not mean the same thing as "debris," so it cannot be the correct answer. "Detritus," however, means "waste or debris of any kind," and because "detritus" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "debris," it is the correct answer.

Example Question #55 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

DEBRIS

Possible Answers:

Discovery

Transportation

Rubble

Station

Location

Correct answer:

Rubble

Explanation:

"Debris" means rubble. "Transportation" refers to a method of moving something or someone from one physical location to another. "Station" means a stop that a vehicle makes and the building associated with it. "Location" means a place. "Discovery" is something found.

Example Question #56 : Synonyms: Nouns

Synonyms

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

DOMICILE

Possible Answers:

home

asylum

encased

insane

spherical

Correct answer:

home

Explanation:

A "domicile" is a home or a residence.

Example Question #57 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

TERRACE

Possible Answers:

Highway

Porch

Sidewalk

Garden

Driveway

Correct answer:

Porch

Explanation:

"Terrace" means porch or patio, so "porch" is the correct answer.  "Sidewalk" means a walking path for pedestrians located alongside a road. "Highway" means a major roadway for cars. "Driveway" is the flat surface in front of or near a house in which cars may be parked. "Garden" is a small area of land that is used for growing plants.

Example Question #58 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

APERTURE

Possible Answers:

Opening 

Laudable 

Eminence

Derisory 

Closure

Correct answer:

Opening 

Explanation:

The prefix aper- means open, so the word “aperture” means opening. To provide further help, “eminence” means reputation or distinction; “laudable” means deserving of praise; “derisory” means mocking

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