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 #121 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

PREMISE

Possible Answers:

Applicable 

Whimsical 

Standard 

Basis 

Absolution 

Correct answer:

Basis 

Explanation:

"Premise" means basis or starting point, so "basis" is the correct answer. For clarification, "whimsical" means quirky, "absolution" means freedom from blame or guilt, "applicable" means relevant or able to be applied, and "standard" means average.

Example Question #122 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

IMPEDIMENT

Possible Answers:

Obstacle 

Benign 

Supplement 

Objective 

Subjective 

Correct answer:

Obstacle 

Explanation:

An "impediment" is something that hinders one from doing something, so "obstacle," which means hindrance or obstruction, is the correct answer. For clarification, "benign" means harmless, "supplement" means something added to something else, "objective" means unbiased or based on facts, and "subjective" is an antonym of "objective" and means biased or based on emotions and feelings.

Example Question #123 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

DELIRIUM

Possible Answers:

Concentration 

Conception 

Consternation 

Confusion 

Convoluted

Correct answer:

Confusion 

Explanation:

“Delirium” is a mental state in which you are confused and unable to think clearly, usually because of fever or illness. It is most similar in meaning to “confusion.” To clarify the other terms, “conception” is the process of forming ideas; “concentrated” means focused;“consternation” is a feeling of surprise that causes confusion; “convoluted” means complex or tangled.

Example Question #124 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

INSINUATION

Possible Answers:

Chanting 

Muscular

Implication 

Severance 

Charge 

Correct answer:

Implication 

Explanation:

An “insinuation” is a sneaky suggestion of something bad. If you “insinuate” something about someone, you imply something about them. An “implication” is similar to an insinuation, so "implication" is the correct answer. With “charge,” the nearest meaning to "insinuation" is that it a "charge" can mean an accusation, but even then it is not close enough to "insinuation" to complete the analogy because “charge” is a direct accusation, whereas an “insinuation” is more of a suggestion. “Severance” is closer to incision to make a cut into something. You may have mistaken “insinuation” for sinew which is a word used to refer to muscles and tendons. To provide further help, “chanting” means saying a phrase loudly and repetitively, usually in a group

Example Question #123 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

CONFRONTATION

Possible Answers:

Consideration

Reorientation

Chaos

Implementation

Conflict

Correct answer:

Conflict

Explanation:

"Confrontation" means a conflict or battle, so "conflict" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "confrontation."

Example Question #124 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

Despair

Possible Answers:

Frantic

Unhappiness

Joyful

Magnificent

Immense

Correct answer:

Unhappiness

Explanation:

"Despair" means hopelessness or unhappiness.

Example Question #125 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

ANOMALY

Possible Answers:

Equilibrium

Reflection

Pledge

Nicety

Peculiarity

Correct answer:

Peculiarity

Explanation:

An "anomaly" is an irregularity, or something out of the ordinary. Thus, the best answer choice is the word "peculiarity."

Example Question #126 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

Synonyms: choose the word with a meaning most similar to the word in question.

Transgression

Possible Answers:

Verity

Nook

Witticism

Sin

Apparel

Correct answer:

Sin

Explanation:

A "transgression" is a sin or a violation of a law.

Example Question #127 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

Liberty

Possible Answers:

Inspection

Tyranny

Freedom

Diversity

School

Correct answer:

Freedom

Explanation:

"Liberty" means freedom.

Example Question #128 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

ORATION

Possible Answers:

Discourse 

Invective 

Jest 

Tirade 

Diatribe

Correct answer:

Discourse 

Explanation:

"Oration" means a formal speech, and as such, it is most similar in meaning to "discourse," which means speech. So, "discourse" is the correct answer. For clarification, "jest" means joke, and "tirade," "invective," and "diatribe" are all synonyms that mean a harsh and condemning verbal attack.

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