SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns for Abstract Concepts

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Example Questions

Example Question #111 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

NUANCE

Possible Answers:

Perseverance

Preservation

Subtlety

Amount

Formality

Correct answer:

Subtlety

Explanation:

“Nuance” is a word that when used as a noun, means an almost imperceptible difference. So, we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like a subtle distinction. Of the possible answer choices, the word closest in meaning to “nuance” is “subtlety,” a noun that can mean a subtle difference, so “subtlety” is the correct answer.

Example Question #112 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

FACET

Possible Answers:

Purpose

Volume

Noise

Aspect

Entirety

Correct answer:

Aspect

Explanation:

“Facet” is a noun that can mean a side of a cut gem or a feature or aspect of something. That means that “entirety” cannot be the correct answer, because “entirety,” when used as a noun, means whole, making it an antonym, not a synonym, of “facet.” “Aspect,” however, is a noun that means part or feature, and because “aspect” is the answer choice closest in meaning to “facet,” “aspect” is the correct answer.

Example Question #113 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

ADAGE

Possible Answers:

Poem

Language

Saying

Speech

Story

Correct answer:

Saying

Explanation:

"Adage" is a noun that means "a proverb or short statement expressing a general truth," so we need to pick out an answer choice that is a noun and means something like "proverb." While all of the answer choices are nouns that have something to do with speech or writing, "saying" is the best answer because a saying is "a short, pithy expression that generally contains advice or wisdom." Because "saying" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "adage," it is the correct answer.

Example Question #114 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

DEPORTMENT

Possible Answers:

Ticket

Welcome

Reason

Information

Conduct

Correct answer:

Conduct

Explanation:

"Deportment" is a noun that means "a person's behavior or manners," so we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like "behavior" or "manners." "Conduct" is a word that when used as a noun, means "the manner in which a person behaves, especially on a particular occasion or in a particular context," and because "conduct" is the answer choice that is closest in meaning to "deportment," "conduct" is the correct answer.

Example Question #115 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

POISE

Possible Answers:

Dishonesty

Hunger

Termination

Gracefulness

Bravery

Correct answer:

Gracefulness

Explanation:

"Poise" means elegance or gracefulness, so "gracefulness" is the correct answer. "Dishonesty" means deceit or fraudulence. "Termination" means the ending or conclusion of something. "Hunger" means the feeling of needing to eat. "Bravery" means courage or valor.

Example Question #113 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

PINNACLE

Possible Answers:

Absence

Consensus

Commitment

Apex

Interest

Correct answer:

Apex

Explanation:

"Pinnacle" means the highest point of something, often a mountain, so "apex," a word that also means the highest point of something, is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "pinnacle": "absence" is the state of not being present or the lack of something; "commitment" is an obligation or responsibility that must be performed or satisfied; "interest" means something that a person wants to know or learn about; and "consensus" means agreement.

Example Question #116 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

Synonyms: choose the word with the meaning closest to the word in question.

Contract

Possible Answers:

Lawyer

Agreement

Lie

Business

Factory

Correct answer:

Agreement

Explanation:

"Contract" is an agreement.

Example Question #117 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

DETACHMENT

Possible Answers:

Disconnection

Bond

Payment

Confession

Desperation

Correct answer:

Disconnection

Explanation:

"Detachment" means disconnection.

Example Question #118 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

PROJECTION

Possible Answers:

Appreciation

Medicine

Presentation

History

Prediction

Correct answer:

Prediction

Explanation:

"Projection" means prediction.

Example Question #119 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

EXAGGERATION

Possible Answers:

Evidence

Confusion

Invitation

Tragedy

Overstatement

Correct answer:

Overstatement

Explanation:

"Exaggeration" means overstatement. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "exaggeration": "confusion" means bewilderment or a state in which one is uncertain; "invitation" means a request for someone to do or attend something; "evidence" means clue or information that suggests or confirms something; and "tragedy" means a very sad occurrence.

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