SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #31 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

VIAL

Possible Answers:

Small bottle

Something disgusting

Abscess

Lunatic

Imitation

Correct answer:

Small bottle

Explanation:

A "vial" is a small bottle or a container.

An "imitation" is a copy, an impersonation, or a replica of something.

"Lunatic" is an insane person, or someone suffering from lunacy.

"Abscess" is a medical ailment in which a cavity is filled with puss. Abscesses can occur in any tissue.

"Something disgusting" is an answer meant to mislead. "Vile" is an adjective that means something disgusting.

Example Question #71 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

LOOT

Possible Answers:

Spoils

Collision

Cobbler

Boot

Saddle

Correct answer:

Spoils

Explanation:

"Loot" means "spoils," or stolen objects.

"Cobbler" is a person who repairs shoes.

"Collision" means the interaction in which two objects make forceful contact; collisions are typically accidental.

"Saddle" is the device made of leather or cloth worn on a horse's back that provides a seat for the rider.

"Boot" is a type of heavy shoe that goes above the ankle.

Example Question #72 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

PROXY

Possible Answers:

Salesman

Surgeon

Substitute

Corporation

Consequence

Correct answer:

Substitute

Explanation:

The noun "proxy" means replacement, substitute, someone who stands in for someone else. Additionally, "surgeon" means doctor who performs operations; a "corporation" is a large business owned by man shareholders; a "consequence" is a result of an action; a "salesman" is someone who sells things.

Example Question #73 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

APPAREL

Possible Answers:

Fragment

Accessory

Supplies

Technology

Clothing

Correct answer:

Clothing

Explanation:

The correct answer is "clothing."

"Apparel" is simply defined as "clothing."

Example Question #74 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

CARICATURE

Possible Answers:

Prejudice

Eulogy

Parody

Tirade

Oration

Correct answer:

Parody

Explanation:

The noun "caricature" means a parody, a representation of someone famous using humor, mockery, or creativity. Additionally, an "oration" is a speech; a "tirade" is a long and angry speech directed at someone; a "eulogy" is a speech delivered for someone who has died; "prejudice" is judging someone before one meets them based on stereotypes and other biases.

Example Question #75 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

ETCHING

Possible Answers:

Friend

Comedian

Print

Vehicle

Relative

Correct answer:

Print

Explanation:

An "etching" is a marking, a print, an engraving. Additionally, a "relative" is a family member; a "comedian" is someone funny who tells jokes for a living.

Example Question #76 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

TRADE

Possible Answers:

Occupation

Turnpike

Wrath

Entourage

Manuscript

Correct answer:

Occupation

Explanation:

When used as a verb "trade" means to exchange, to give something and get something else in return. However, in this sense it is being used as a noun, in which case "trade" means job, career, occupation. Additionally, "wrath" is anger and vengeance; a "turnpike" is a highway; an "entourage" is a group of people who follow around and care for an individual person; a "manuscript" is a written document.

Example Question #77 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

PASTIME

Possible Answers:

Deity

Treaty

Prophecy

Memento

Hobby

Correct answer:

Hobby

Explanation:

The noun "pastime" means hobby, recreational activity, something done for the purposes of fun and leisure. Additionally, a "memento" is a souvenir, an object that reminds one of an experience; a "deity" is a God; a "prophecy" is a prediction made about the future; a "treaty" is an agreement of peace terms between two or more conflicting parties.

Example Question #78 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

REPLICA

Possible Answers:

Nightmare

Copy

Glitch

Grove

Carving

Correct answer:

Copy

Explanation:

The noun "replica" means an exact copy of something that already exists, a reproduction, a duplicate model. Additionally, a "carving" is a marking made on something by cutting into the surface of it; a "glitch" is an error in a piece of machinery, a malfunction; a "grove" is a secluded collection of trees.

Example Question #79 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

TURNPIKE

Possible Answers:

Hub

Senator

Marina

Sovereign

Highway

Correct answer:

Highway

Explanation:

The noun "turnpike" means highway, a large road. Additionally, a "marina" is a harbor, a dockyard, a place where ships are docked; a "hub" is a center of activity within a region; a "senator" is a representative, a politician who makes legislative decisions in the Senate; a "sovereign" is a monarch, a ruler, a king or queen.

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