SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns for Abstract Concepts

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #91 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

CHARACTERISTIC

Possible Answers:

Quality

Memorial

Marathon

Transportation

Plague

Correct answer:

Quality

Explanation:

"Characteristic" means quality or attribute, so "quality" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "characteristic": "transportation" is the act of moving a person or an item to another place; "memorial" is a monument or a structure that is created in remembrance of some person of event; "marathon" is a foot race that extends for 26.2 miles; and a "plague" is a widespread and contagious disease.

Example Question #92 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

REMEMBRANCE

Possible Answers:

Plight

Habit

Postponement

Disaster

Memory

Correct answer:

Memory

Explanation:

"Remembrance" means a memorythe act of remembering, or commemoration, so "memory" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "remembrance": "plight" means a bad or unfortunate situation; "habit" means a routine of doing the same things repeatedly; "postponement" is the act of delaying or putting off something; and a "disaster" is an event that causes great damage and destruction.

Example Question #93 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

DEBUT

Possible Answers:

Premiere

Genius

Monument

Voyage

Continent

Correct answer:

Premiere

Explanation:

"Debut" means "premiere" or a first public performance of something. A "mounument" is a structure that serves as a memorial. A "continent" is a large body of land. "Voyage" means a long trip made by boat or ship. "Genius" means a very intelligent person.

Example Question #94 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

PARODY

Possible Answers:

Itinerant

Rebuke 

Eternal 

Satire 

Exquisite

Correct answer:

Satire 

Explanation:

When used as a noun, "parody" means a performance designed to mock and imitate another form of art and as such is most similar to “satire,” which means a work that uses humor ironically to point out and criticize flaws in people or society. For clarification, "rebuke" means to scold or to punish, "exquisite" means perfect or superb, "eternal" means lasting forever, and itinerant means wandering or travelling.

Example Question #95 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

RUSE

Possible Answers:

Trick 

Dread

Fey 

Opulent 

Jest 

Correct answer:

Trick 

Explanation:

A "ruse" is a trick or a deception, so "trick" is the correct answer. For clarification, "fey" means supernatural or mystical, "opulent" means expensive or lavish, a "jest" is a joke, and something you "dread" is something you fear.

Example Question #96 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

RIFT

Possible Answers:

Genre 

Immaculate

Fuse 

Zealous 

Break 

Correct answer:

Break 

Explanation:

A "rift" is a break or a schism, so "break" is the correct answer. For clarification, "fuse" means come together or bring together, "immaculate" means spotless or perfect, "zealous" means passionate, and "genre" refers to a category of artistic works. For example, horror is a genre of movies.

Example Question #97 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

DISPOSITION

Possible Answers:

Personality 

Deceit

Recreation 

Humor 

Illness

Correct answer:

Personality 

Explanation:

"Disposition" means personality, so "personality" is the correct answer. For clarification, "recreation" means leisure or pastime, "implacable" means merciless or relentless, "humor" refers to comedy, "deceit" means trickhoax, or lie, and "illness" means disease.

Example Question #98 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

ESCAPADE

Possible Answers:

Dread

Wealth 

Adventure 

Knowledge 

Hunger 

Correct answer:

Adventure 

Explanation:

An “escapade” is an adventure or an exciting incident, so "adventure" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "escapade": “knowledge” means all the things that one knows, referred to collectively or awareness; “wealth” means money; and “dread” means fear when used as a noun and fearsome when used as an adjective.

Example Question #99 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

GRIND

Possible Answers:

Drudge 

Reduction 

Smile

Tease 

Turn 

Correct answer:

Drudge 

Explanation:

If something is a “grind,” it is hard or difficult. Something that is hard and difficult is also a “drudge.” You may be more familiar with the term “drudgery,” which means boring, difficult, or unpleasant work. To further help you, a “reduction” is a decrease; to "tease" is to make fun of.

Example Question #100 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

BONANZA

Possible Answers:

Extravagant 

Cataclysm 

Windfall

Recycle

Rainfall

Correct answer:

Windfall

Explanation:

A “bonanza” is something that produces very good results. A “windfall” is an unexpected, unearned, or sudden gain and is closest to in meaning to “bonanza.” To clarify, a “cataclysm” is a catastrophe or something that causes destruction; “extravagant” means something that is very expensive and often unnecessary; “recycle” means to reuse.

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