SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Verbs

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Example Question #341 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

HACKNEY

Possible Answers:

Replenish

Pique

Gyrate

Hoard

To make stale by common use

Correct answer:

To make stale by common use

Explanation:

"Hackney" means to make something--such as a word, a phrase or an idea--stale, common, trite or clichéd by excessive use.

"Gyrate" means to circle, twirl or whirl.

"Pique" means to arouse a slight anger, to offend or provoke.

"Hoard" means to stockpile, to accumulate, to collect.

"Replenish" means to fill, refresh or restock something.

Example Question #342 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

MUSTER

Possible Answers:

Lend 

Gather 

Separate 

Realize 

Scatter 

Correct answer:

Gather 

Explanation:

The correct answer is "gather."

"Muster," in this case, is a verb that means to gather, collect, assemble or bring together

This term can be used two ways -with an object or without. In the sentence above, it is used without an object (courage is not a tangible object). 

An example of using the term with an object would be the following -

The commander "mustered" up the candidates for the ceremony. The tangible object would be the candidates. 

Example Question #343 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

REVERE

Possible Answers:

Shun

Ridicule

Extol

Admire

Disregard

Correct answer:

Admire

Explanation:

The correct answer is "admire."

The word "revere" is a verb that means to feel deep respect and admiration for (something).

"Admire" is a synonym of "revere."

Example Question #344 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

DEVIATE

Possible Answers:

Scrape

Reconcile

Diverge

Agree

Spread

Correct answer:

Diverge

Explanation:

"Deviate" means to diverge from a path, to depart from a path, to veer away.

"Spread" means to open, to develop or to proliferate.

"Scrape" means to scratch something, to remove the outer layer or to rub something against a rough surface.

"Agree" means to be in unison, to allow or to assent.

"Reconcile" means to come to an agreement or make peace.

Example Question #345 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

ENDURE

Possible Answers:

Preach

Break down

Strike

Continue

Exists

Correct answer:

Exists

Explanation:

"Endure" means to exists. "Strike" means to hit. "Preach" means to give a sermon or speech relating to religion. "Continue" means to resume or to keep going. "Break down" means to become broken or to become no longer functioning.

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