SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Verbs

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #21 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

Synonyms: choose the word with the meaning closest to the word in question.

Glare

Possible Answers:

to decide

to question

to stare

to suggest

to teach

Correct answer:

to stare

Explanation:

"Glare" means to stare.

Example Question #21 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

Synonyms: choose the word with the meaning closest to the word in question.

Remark

Possible Answers:

Crisis

Comment

Performance

Artifact

Merchant

Correct answer:

Comment

Explanation:

"Remark" means comment.

Example Question #23 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

Synonyms: choose the word with the meaning closest to the word in question.

Focus

Possible Answers:

to demand

to study

to concentrate

to trick

to understand

Correct answer:

to concentrate

Explanation:

"Focus" means to concentrate.

Example Question #24 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

Synonyms: choose the word with the meaning closest to the word in question.

Mandate

Possible Answers:

to petition

to despise

to pause

to require

to endure

Correct answer:

to require

Explanation:

"Mandate" means to require.

Example Question #25 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

Synonyms: choose the answer with the meaning closest to the word in question.

Boast

Possible Answers:

to inhale

to brag

to aid

to compete

to stare

Correct answer:

to brag

Explanation:

"Boast" means to brag.

Example Question #26 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

Synonyms: choose the answer with the meaning closest to the word in question.

Expose

Possible Answers:

to understand

to complete

to lie

to reveal

to hide

Correct answer:

to reveal

Explanation:

"Expose" means to uncover or to reveal.

Example Question #27 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

Synonyms: choose the answer with the meaning closest to the word in question.

Obligate

Possible Answers:

to require

to suggest

to object

to advise

to demand

Correct answer:

to require

Explanation:

"Obligate" means to require.

Example Question #28 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

Synonyms: choose the word closest in meaning to the word in question.

ASSUAGE

Possible Answers:

Emotion

Sadness

Irritate

Calm

Joy

Correct answer:

Calm

Explanation:

"Assuage" means to calm or to satisfy.

Example Question #22 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

Synonyms: choose the word closest in meaning to the word in question.

DERIDE

Possible Answers:

Praise

Stand Still

Mock

Discuss

Redact

Correct answer:

Mock

Explanation:

"Deride" means to mock or laugh at. The root "rid-" means to laugh and is found in other words such as ridicule.

Words you may not know:

  • "Redact" can mean to edit when referring to a written document, or to censor. It has the prefix "re-" in it, which means again.

Example Question #23 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

Synonyms: choose the word closest in meaning to the word in question.

EXCLUDE

Possible Answers:

Extol

Gather

Prevent

Tacit

Approve

Correct answer:

Prevent

Explanation:

"Exclude" means to expel or shut out from consideration. It has the root "ex-" in it that means from or out of. A synonym of "exclude" is "prevent."

Words you may not know:

  • "Extol" means to praise.
  • "Tacit" means silent; unspoken; implied.
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