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 #141 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

EXPOSURE

Possible Answers:

Tear

Examine

Brightening

Interest

Disclosure

Correct answer:

Disclosure

Explanation:

"Disclosure," the noun form of "disclose," is the correct answer. "Exposure" and "disclosure" both mean the act of revealing or making known.

Example Question #142 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

APPEASEMENT

Possible Answers:

Request

Aptitude

Development

Reconciliation

Enclosure

Correct answer:

Reconciliation

Explanation:

"Reconciliation" comes from the word reconcile, which means to bring into agreement or harmonyIt is the best answer choice, as "appeasement" means to bring to a state of peacequiet, ease, calm, or contentment.

Example Question #143 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

PRODUCTION

Possible Answers:

Destruction

Enclosure

Anger

Creation

Reduction

Correct answer:

Creation

Explanation:

"Production" is the noun form of the word "produce," which means to make or manufacture. "Creation," the noun form of create, is the best answer.

Example Question #142 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

ACCORD

Possible Answers:

Forgetfulness

Agreement

Note

Argument

Presumption

Correct answer:

Agreement

Explanation:

"Accord," when used as a noun, means either an agreement ("an accord") or a state of harmonious agreement, so "agreement" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "accord": "note," when used as a noun, means either a short message or memoa tone in music, or a monetary bill; "forgetfulness" is the quality of being unable to remember things; an "argument" is a dispute or a disagreement; and "presumption" is audacitygall, or the act of assuming that something is true.

Example Question #144 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

CANDOR

Possible Answers:

Demand 

Compatible

Disgraceful 

Extol 

Honesty 

Correct answer:

Honesty 

Explanation:

"Candor" means frankness or honesty. For clarification, "extol" means to praise, and compatible means well-matched.

Example Question #145 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

MALICE

Possible Answers:

Ignorance

Enjoyable

Sharpness

Benevolence

Spite

Correct answer:

Spite

Explanation:

"Malice" is a desire to inflict pain, injury, or suffering on another; therefore, "spite," which means ill will or desire to harm, is the best answer choice.

Example Question #146 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

ABERRATION

Possible Answers:

Deviation

Freezing

Fleeting

Imitation

Consideration

Correct answer:

Deviation

Explanation:

"Aberration" means outside the normal range. You might say, "Since he normally strikes out, Dan's homerun was an aberration." Deviation also means outside the normal range.

Example Question #147 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

CHAOS

Possible Answers:

Mannerism

Elemental

Deliberate

Destruction

Pandemonium

Correct answer:

Pandemonium

Explanation:

"Chaos" means wild disorder. "Pandemonium" means the same thing. For example, "The classroom erupted into chaos when the teacher stepped into the hall." Substitute "pandemonium" for "chaos" and the meanings are the same.

Example Question #148 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

COMMITMENT

Possible Answers:

Resolution

Befriend

Dedication

Stabilize

Disloyalty

Correct answer:

Dedication

Explanation:

When you make a "commitment" to something, you are promising to do something or you are dedicated to an idea or group. If you feel "dedicated" to your soccer team, you are "committed" to that team. The two words here act as synonyms.

Example Question #149 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

CONVENTION

Possible Answers:

Law

Decree

Tradition

Advice

Rule

Correct answer:

Tradition

Explanation:

“Convention” is a noun that means a way in which something is usually done. Though all of the options are guidelines for human behavior, people are compelled to obey a “rule,” “law,” or “decree” by legal authority, and “advice” is a suggestion for future action, typically in a personal situation. Of the answer choices, “tradition” has the closest meaning.

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