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 #131 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

HOMAGE

Possible Answers:

Homicide

Trickery

Honor

Stability

Suggestion

Correct answer:

Honor

Explanation:

"Homage" means honor or respects paid to something or someone, so "honor" is the correct answer. "Trickery" means the use of fraud or deception to achieve a particular purpose. "Stability" means firmness or solidity. "Suggestion" means a piece of advice. "Homicide" means the murder of a person.

Example Question #132 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

LEGITIMATE

Possible Answers:

Costly

Lawful

Decisive

Illegal

Lucid

Correct answer:

Lawful

Explanation:

"Legitimate" is a word that can be used as either a verb or an adjective, but because all of the potential answer choices are adjectives, we will need to consider "legitimate" as an adjective. When used as an adjective, "legitimate" means allowed by the law or rules, so "lawful," which means legal or authorized, is the correct answer. "Illegal" is an antonym of "legitimate" and "lawful"; it means unlawful and in violation of the rules. None of the other answers have meanings related to that of "legitimate": "decisive" means conclusive or crucial; "lucid" means clear; and "costly" means expensive.

Example Question #132 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

SIGNIFICANCE

Possible Answers:

Importance

Necessity

Exile

Connection

Hatred

Correct answer:

Importance

Explanation:

"Significance" means importance, so "importance" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "significance": "connection" means a relationship or link between two people, ideas, or things; "hatred" means extreme dislike or ill-will; "necessity" is something that is required or needed; and "exile" means someone who has been expelled from their home country and is not allowed to return.

Example Question #133 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

MAGNITUDE

Possible Answers:

Morality

Goal

Swiftness

Size

Garden

Correct answer:

Size

Explanation:

"Magnitude" means size or extent. "Morality" means ethics that distinguish between what is right and wrong. "Swiftness" means quickness or agility. "Goal" means objective or target. A "garden" is a patch of land where plants and food are grown.

Example Question #134 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

VOCATION

Possible Answers:

Diversion

Occupation

Adage

Vacation

Income

Correct answer:

Occupation

Explanation:

Since "vocation" is a job, we need to pick out another word that means "job." While "vocation" looks like "vacation," the two words have very different meanings, so "vacation" cannot be the correct answer. Similarly, "income" refers to money that is earned from a job, but not the job itself, so it isn't the correct answer either. "Occupation," however, means profession, and since it is the answer choice closest in meaning to "vocation," "occupation" is the correct answer.

Example Question #135 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

Expansion

Possible Answers:

Infection

Purpose

Protection

Role

Growth

Correct answer:

Growth

Explanation:

"Expansion" means growth.

Example Question #136 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

Festival

Possible Answers:

Competition

Dinner

Shopping Center

Vehicle

Celebration

Correct answer:

Celebration

Explanation:

"Festival" means celebration.

Example Question #137 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

ADMISSION

Possible Answers:

Opinion

Pause

Confession

Council

Destination

Correct answer:

Confession

Explanation:

An "admission" is a confession. "Destination" means the end of a journey. "Council" is a decision-making body. "Opinion" is a person's viewpoint. "Pause" means a temporary stop or break.

Example Question #138 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

INTERPRETATION

Possible Answers:

Company

Explanation

Bribery

Winter

Memory

Correct answer:

Explanation

Explanation:

"Interpretation" means the explanation of an idea, concept, or viewpoint, so "explanation" is the correct answer. None of the other answers are close in meaning to "interpretation": "bribery" is the act of giving money to an official in order to influence a government decision; "memory" is an event or activity in the past that a person remembers; "winter" is the season of the year in which the coldest weather is experienced; and "company" is a business or a commercial institution.

Example Question #138 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

CONTEMPLATION

Possible Answers:

Interest

Recklessness

Incision

Reflection

Bond

Correct answer:

Reflection

Explanation:

The definition of "contemplation," the noun form of "contemplate," is deep consideration or thoughtful observation. "Reflection" is the best answer choice, as it means deep thought.

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