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 #101 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

SEMINAR

Possible Answers:

School

Seminary 

Divine 

Conference 

Church 

Correct answer:

Conference 

Explanation:

A “seminar” is a meeting in which you receive information on a particular subject. It is similar to a “conference,” which is also a meeting. Do not confuse it with “seminary,” which refers to a private or religious school. “Divine” means heavenly or godlike.

Example Question #102 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

Synonyms: Choose the answer that most closely matches the word in capital letters.

ENGAGEMENT

Possible Answers:

Anger

Indecency

Appointment

Closure

Betrayal

Correct answer:

Appointment

Explanation:

The definition of "engagement" is an agreement to meet or an arrangement. "Appointment" is the best answer choice.

Example Question #103 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

Synonyms: Choose the answer that most closely matches the word in capital letters.

DEDUCTION

Possible Answers:

Confusion

Subtraction

Allowance

Enclosure

Detection

Correct answer:

Subtraction

Explanation:

"Subtraction" is the best answer choice, as "deduction" is defined as the act or process of deducting or subtracting.

Example Question #104 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

FLAIR

Possible Answers:

Jurisdiction 

Control

Dominion 

Ability

Flare

Correct answer:

Ability

Explanation:

If you have “flair,” you have a natural ability to do something, usually with style. It is closest in meaning to "ability.” To clarify the other terms, a “flare” is a light or torch; a “jurisdiction” is the area where a legal power operates; “dominion” is the power to rule or a land that a power controls.

Example Question #105 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

GAMUT

Possible Answers:

Dinky 

Piste 

Gauntlet

Range

Tryst 

Correct answer:

Range

Explanation:

A “gamut” is a range or series of related things. To clarify the other terms, a “gauntlet” is a protective glove worn with Medieval armor; a “piste” is a ski trail; “dinky” means little or small; a “tryst” is a secret meeting among lovers.

Example Question #106 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

DISPENSATION

Possible Answers:

Permission 

Regulation 

Batch 

Medicine 

Withdrawal 

Correct answer:

Permission 

Explanation:

“Dispensation” is permission to break a law, promise, or oath. It is very similar in meaning to “permission.” To clarify the other terms, a “batch” is an amount of something that is made at one time; a “regulation” is an official rule or law; “withdrawal” is the act of taking something away.

Example Question #107 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

PRECISION

Possible Answers:

Exactness

Condition

Details

Manners

Policy

Correct answer:

Exactness

Explanation:

"Precision" means exactness.

Example Question #108 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

ESCAPADE

Possible Answers:

Adventure

Crime

Style

Punishment

Behavior

Correct answer:

Adventure

Explanation:

An "escapade" is an adventure, so "adventure" is the correct answer.

Example Question #109 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

SUCCOR

Possible Answers:

Fowl

Qualm

Peril

Obstruction

Assistance

Correct answer:

Assistance

Explanation:

"Succor" is a noun that means aid or help, so we need to pick out a word that means something like aid. Since "assistance" means aid, "assistance" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "succor" and the correct answer.

Example Question #110 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

DREAD

Possible Answers:

Excitement

Courage

Apprehension

Exhaustion

Annoyance

Correct answer:

Apprehension

Explanation:

"Dread" is a word that can act as a noun, verb, or adjective, but since all of our answer choices are nouns, we need to interpret it as a noun. As a noun, "dread" means an intense fear about future events; it can also refer to the person or thing causing that fear. So, we need to pick out another word that means something like fear. Since "apprehension" means anxiousness about the future, it is closest in meaning to "dread," so "apprehension" is the correct answer.

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