SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #81 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

TRANSACTION

Possible Answers:

Deal

Helper

Etching

Advocate

Miser

Correct answer:

Deal

Explanation:

The noun "transaction" means business deal, an arrangement, an agreement to buy and sell something. Additionally, a "miser" is someone who is not generous with money; an "advocate" is a proponent, a supporter of an idea or an individual; an "etching" is a marking on something, a drawing.

Example Question #82 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

SNAG

Possible Answers:

Complaint

Ballad

Invitation

Speech

Obstacle

Correct answer:

Obstacle

Explanation:

The noun "snag" means an obstacle, a small hindrance, something that comes up that gets in the way of something being finished. "Snag" can also be used as a verb in which case "to snag" means to get caught on something. Additionally, a "ballad" is a type of poem or song.

Example Question #83 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

THICKET

Possible Answers:

Vagabonds

Cities

Bushes

Vehicles

Lessons

Correct answer:

Bushes

Explanation:

The noun "thicket" means a thick concentration of bushes or, less often, trees. Additionally, a "vagabond" is a person who moves from place to place and has no permanent home or job.

Example Question #84 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

STATUTE

Possible Answers:

Treatise

Art

Genre

Law

Offer

Correct answer:

Law

Explanation:

The noun "statute" refers to a written law in society. Additionally, "genre" means category; a "treatise" is a written exploration of an idea.

Example Question #85 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

FISSURE

Possible Answers:

Crack

Wrench

Joint

Lodging

Jut

Correct answer:

Crack

Explanation:

The noun "fissure" means crack, split, crevice, a long and narrow opening in the ground or some other large object. Additionally, a "wrench" is a tool used to tighten and loosen bolts; a "lodging" is a place where someone lives or where someone stays temporarily (like a hotel); a "joint" is something that joins two things together; to "jut" is to stick out from something (for example a ledge or a jagged piece of rock might "jut out").

Example Question #86 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

BASTION

Possible Answers:

Portcullis

Stronghold

Carcass

Prison

Brook

Correct answer:

Stronghold

Explanation:

"Bastion" means a "stronghold," a fortress or a secure place.

"Carcass" means a corpse, a dead body.

"Prison" is a place where criminals are confined, a jail.

"Brook" is a stream or a small river.

"Portcullis" is a gate or a wall that is movable, and which is typically found at the entrance to a fortress.

Example Question #87 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

MANUSCRIPT

Possible Answers:

Document

Rift

Truce

Fodder

Assent

Correct answer:

Document

Explanation:

The noun "manuscript" refers to a document, a hand-written piece of text. Additionally, a "rift" is a break, a rupture; a "truce" is a pause in fighting, a peace agreement that is only temporary; "fodder" means raw material to be sacrificed because it is mostly worthless; "assent" is agreement.

Example Question #88 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

BULWARK

Possible Answers:

Wall

Tactic

Strategy

Ally

Weapon

Correct answer:

Wall

Explanation:

The correct answer is "wall."

"Bulwark" is a noun referring to a defensive wall.

Example Question #89 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

FISSURE

Possible Answers:

Foundation

Plateau 

Depth

Highway

Cleft

Correct answer:

Cleft

Explanation:

"Fissure" means a cleft, or a crevice, a deep crack in something.

"Plateau" means a section of land that is flat, tableland, highland.

"Highway" means a heavily travelled road, freeway, or interstate.

"Depth" means the distance down or across something.

"Foundation" means the base, the bedrock, the support.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

Synonyms

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

ATROCITY

Possible Answers:

something horrific

barbed

flagrant

metropolis

blessing

Correct answer:

something horrific

Explanation:

An atrocity is something horrific.

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