SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #51 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

CHASSIS

Possible Answers:

Engine 

Ignition 

Frame 

Seat

Transmission 

Correct answer:

Frame 

Explanation:

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

Example Question #52 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

CREEK

Possible Answers:

Shuffle

Creak

Ocean

River

Dance

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 #53 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

JAVELIN

Possible Answers:

Cut

Dig

Lance

Blade

Break 

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 #54 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

CRUCIBLE

Possible Answers:

Carriage 

Field

Battle 

Vessel 

Destiny 

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 #55 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

PLAIN

Possible Answers:

Forest

Grassland

River

Mountain

Ocean

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 #56 : Synonyms: Nouns

A synonym of "debris" is __________.

Possible Answers:

cleanliness

damage

product

detritus

explosion

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 #57 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

DEBRIS

Possible Answers:

Transportation

Rubble

Location

Station

Discovery

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 #25 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

Synonyms

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

DOMICILE

Possible Answers:

spherical

insane

home

encased

asylum

Correct answer:

home

Explanation:

A "domicile" is a home or a residence.

Example Question #58 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

TERRACE

Possible Answers:

Sidewalk

Driveway

Highway

Garden

Porch

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 #59 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

APERTURE

Possible Answers:

Eminence

Closure

Derisory 

Laudable 

Opening 

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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