SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Verbs

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #41 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

ASSERT

Possible Answers:

Disgust 

Brood 

Heirloom 

Avoid 

Declare 

Correct answer:

Declare 

Explanation:

"Assert" means to declare or state something. For clarification, "brood" means to sulk, and an "heirloom" is an item passed down from one generation to the next.

Example Question #42 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

INDICT

Possible Answers:

Charge 

Potent

Anthem 

Prohibit 

Permit 

Correct answer:

Charge 

Explanation:

"Indict" means to charge or accuse someone with a crime. An "indictment" is an accusation of wrongdoing. For clarification, "potent" means strong or effective, "permit" means allow, "prohibit" means forbid, and an "anthem" is a song of praise or allegiance.

Example Question #43 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

INSINUATE

Possible Answers:

Suggest 

Demand 

Solicit 

Aspire 

Decree 

Correct answer:

Suggest 

Explanation:

"Insinuate" means to suggest or imply something. For clarification, an "aspiration" is a goal or target, a "decree" is an order, and "solicit" means to ask or plead someone or a group for something.

Example Question #44 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

BANISH

Possible Answers:

Diffuse

Expel

Decode

Greet

Thrive

Correct answer:

Expel

Explanation:

"Banish" means expel or exile, so "expel" is the correct answer. "Greet" means welcome someone. "Decode" means decipher or break a code. "Thrive" means grow or flourish. "Diffuse" is a verb that means spread out over a large area.

Example Question #45 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

SNARL

Possible Answers:

Smile

Correct

Growl

Deceive

Describe

Correct answer:

Growl

Explanation:

"Snarl" means growl, so "growl" is the correct answer. "Smile" means make a facial expression to convey joy or happiness. "Describe" means discuss or list the features and characteristics of something or someone. "Deceive" means trick or fool. "Correct" means make right or fix a mistake.

Example Question #46 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

BROWBEAT

Possible Answers:

Prepare 

Intimidate 

Bombast 

Assist 

Decree 

Correct answer:

Intimidate 

Explanation:

"Browbeat" means intimidate or bully, so "intimidate" is the correct answer. For clarification, "assist" means help, "decree" means order, and "bombast" means swagger or bravado.

Example Question #47 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

CONCEDE

Possible Answers:

Surrender 

Desire 

Decree

Attack 

Mirth 

Correct answer:

Surrender 

Explanation:

"Concede" means reluctantly accept the opinion or desire of another person. So, "surrender" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "concede," so "surrender" is the correct answer. For clarification, "decree" means an order, "mirth" means happiness, "attack" means strike, and "desire" means want.

Example Question #48 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

RETORT

Possible Answers:

Respond

Collect

Revolt

Glare

Diminish

Correct answer:

Respond

Explanation:

"Retort" means answer or respond to a comment or accusation, so "respond" is the correct answer. "Glare" means stare at someone or something in an angry way. "Diminish" means lessen or make smaller. "Revolt" means rebel or fight against authority. "Collect" means gather together.

Example Question #49 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

IMPLORE

Possible Answers:

Blast

Dictate

Beg

Accumulate

Flounder

Correct answer:

Beg

Explanation:

"Implore" means beg or ask a person for something, so "beg" is the correct answer. "Blast" means blow into pieces. "Dictate" means give orders or command. "Flounder" means struggle in water. "Accumulate" means collect or gather.

Example Question #50 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

HAGGLE

Possible Answers:

Explore

Repeat

Symbolize

Presume

Barter

Correct answer:

Barter

Explanation:

"Haggle" means barter or negotiate over the cost of an item, so "barter" is the correct answer. "Repeat" means do again. "Explore" means travel to a new place to learn about the area. "Symbolize" means represent. "Presume" means assume something.

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