SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Verbs

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #51 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

BELLOW

Possible Answers:

Comprehend

Release

Avert

Roar

Simplify

Correct answer:

Roar

Explanation:

"Bellow" means roar or shout, so "roar" is the correct answer. "Avert" means turn away or avoid. "Simplify" means make clear or make easier. "Comprehend" means understand. "Release" means let go.

Example Question #52 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

ALLEGE

Possible Answers:

Demonstrate

Remember

Assist

Accuse

Ponder

Correct answer:

Accuse

Explanation:

"Allege" is a verb that means claim or accuse a person of committing a crime, so "claim" is the correct answer. "Remember" means think of events that one experienced in the past. "Ponder" means think about. "Assist" is a verb that means help. "Demonstrate" means show or signify.

Example Question #53 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

CLAMOR

Possible Answers:

Disagree

Yell

Disappoint

Educate

Forget

Correct answer:

Yell

Explanation:

"Clamor" means shout or make a loud noise, so "yell," which means shout or scream, is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "clamor" or "yell": "educate" means teach or help a person learn; "disagree" means have a opinion in opposition to someone else's or differ; "disappoint" means fail to meet expectations; and "forget" means to not be able to remember.

Example Question #54 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

DEBUNK

Possible Answers:

Initiate 

Finish 

Expose 

Egress 

Remiss 

Correct answer:

Expose 

Explanation:

"Debunk" means to expose something that is believed to be true to be false, so "expose," a verb that means revealdenounce, or uncover, is the correct answer. For clarification, "remiss" means carless, "egress" means exit, and "initiate" means begin.

Example Question #55 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

DISPARAGE

Possible Answers:

Belittle 

Praise 

Garrulous 

Laudatory 

Illusory 

Correct answer:

Belittle 

Explanation:

To "disparage" someone is to speak poorly of them, or to belittle them. So, the answer choice closest in meaning to "disparage" is "belittle," and "belittle" is the correct answer. For clarification, "laudatory" means worthy of praise, "garrulous" means talkative, and "illusory" means false or deceptive.

Example Question #56 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

 

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

 

COMPEL

Possible Answers:

Reform

Dilute

Conceal

Concede

Force

Correct answer:

Force

Explanation:

"Compel" means to force a person to do something, so "force" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "compel": "reform" means to make changes to something in order to improve it; "concede" means to admit or to give up; "dilute" means to add a liquid, usually water, to a mixture to make it less concentrated; and "conceal" means to hide something or someone.

Example Question #57 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

CONSIDER

Possible Answers:

Think about

Convince

Sweep

Imagine

Retreat

Correct answer:

Think about

Explanation:

"Consider" means to "think about" something carefully. "Sweep" means to clean dust and dirt off of the ground or the floor. "Retreat" means to withdraw or to move back to a previously occupied area, often in combat. "Imagine" means to visualize or to create an image in one's mind of something. "Convince" means to change the viewpoint of another.

Example Question #58 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

PLACATE

Possible Answers:

Contrition 

Appease 

Fortuitous

Desolate 

Congenial 

Correct answer:

Appease 

Explanation:

"Placate" means to try to make better or to appease, so "appease" is the correct answer. For clarification, "contrition" is a feeling of guilt and remorse, "congenial" means agreeable or friendly, "fortuitous" means owed to luck or fortune, and "desolate" means abandoned or deserted.

Example Question #59 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

REVERE

Possible Answers:

Impervious

Dread

Ignore 

Venerate 

Distort 

Correct answer:

Venerate 

Explanation:

To "revere" someone means to respect or to venerate them, so "venerate," which means highly respect or worship, is the correct answer. For clarification, "distort" means to twist or manipulate out of shape, "dread," when used as a verb, means fear, and impervious means resistant to harm or penetration.

Example Question #60 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

ANTAGONIZE

Possible Answers:

Indict 

Provoke 

Founder 

Condone 

Prohibit 

Correct answer:

Provoke 

Explanation:

"Antagonize" means to irritate someone or something or to provoke a reaction. For clarification, "indict" means accuse, "condone" means allow, "founder" means sink, and "prohibit" means forbid.

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