SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Verbs

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #31 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

COMPEL

Possible Answers:

Diminish 

Nonsense 

Force 

Allude 

Portray 

Correct answer:

Force 

Explanation:

To “compel” someone means to force someone to do something, so the correct answer is “force.” For clarification, "diminish" means to make smaller, "allude" means to hint at something, "portray" means to show, and "nonsense" is defined as something that makes no sense.

Example Question #32 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

JEST

Possible Answers:

Judge 

Provoke 

Gather 

Joke 

Tighten 

Correct answer:

Joke 

Explanation:

To “jest” means to joke around, so "joke" is the correct answer. For clarification, "provoke" means to cause something to happen or to elicit a response.

Example Question #33 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

MUTTER

Possible Answers:

Betray

Murmur

Contradict

Please

Scream

Correct answer:

Murmur

Explanation:

"Mutter" is a verb that means whisper or murmur, so "murmur" is the correct answer.

Example Question #34 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

ASSESS

Possible Answers:

Imagine 

Journey 

Wonder 

Evaluate 

Escapade

Correct answer:

Evaluate 

Explanation:

To assess means to evaluate or critique. For clarification, an escapade is a bold adventure.

Example Question #35 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

EMULATE

Possible Answers:

Penitent 

Demand 

Copy 

Imagine 

Absolve 

Correct answer:

Copy 

Explanation:

To "emulate" something means to copy it. For clarification, "absolve" means to remove blame; "penitent" describes someone who is contrite and remorseful and desires forgiveness or absolution.

Example Question #36 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

DECREE

Possible Answers:

Support 

Order 

Delight 

Deplore 

Obstinate 

Correct answer:

Order 

Explanation:

A "decree" is an order or law issued by an authoritative body. For clarification, "deplore" means hate; "obstinate" means stubborn.

Example Question #37 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

PORTRAY

Possible Answers:

Protest

Depict

Contemplate

Discourage

Figure out

Correct answer:

Depict

Explanation:

"Portray" means to depict. "Discourage" means to cause a person to lose confidence. "Figure out" means to discover or to solve. "Protest" means to oppose or fight against. "Contemplate" means to think about, especially in a profound way

Example Question #38 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

EMPHASIZE

Possible Answers:

Ignore

Repeat

Trick

Underscore

Dismiss

Correct answer:

Underscore

Explanation:

"Emphasize" means to add emphasis to or to underscore. "Dismiss" means to send away or to release. "Ignore" means to not notice or to not pay attention to. "Trick" means to deceive or mislead. "Repeat" means to do something again.

Example Question #39 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

IMPLORE

Possible Answers:

Rebuke 

Plead 

Harangue 

Scold 

Berate 

Correct answer:

Plead 

Explanation:

"Implore" means to beg or plead for someone to do something. For clarification, the other four answer choices are all synonyms of one another, and they all mean to criticize.

Example Question #40 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

CONDONE

Possible Answers:

Insolvent 

Permit 

Insipid 

Suggest 

Impede 

Correct answer:

Permit 

Explanation:

"Condone" means permit or allow something to happen. For clarification, "permit" means allow, "impede" means get in the way of, "insolvent" means bankrupt or broke, and "insipid" means lifeless, dull and boring.

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