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 #151 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

INQUIRY

Possible Answers:

Question

Analysis

Theory

Examination

Inspection

Correct answer:

Question

Explanation:

“Inquiry” is a noun that means a request for information. Though all of the options all relate to gaining knowledge, only “question” involves a request. A “theory” is an unproven guess that guides further investigation. “Inspection,” “examination,” and “analysis” are all methods of learning information directly. Of the answer choices, “question” has the closest meaning.

Example Question #152 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

FIDELITY

Possible Answers:

Brotherhood

Deceit

Faithfulness

Success

Integrity

Correct answer:

Faithfulness

Explanation:

"Fidelity" means faithfulness or loyalty, particularly in a romantic relationship.

"Success" means accomplishment of a goal or challenge. "Deceit" means lying. "Integrity" means being honest and moral. "Brotherhood" means either the relationship between brothers or a community of people who share a profession or an interest. 

Example Question #153 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

ASYLUM

Possible Answers:

Despot

Safe place

Crag

Decoy

Anatomy

Correct answer:

Safe place

Explanation:

"Asylum" is a noun that means safe place, or a haven.

None of the other words are synonymous with asylum.

"Despot" means a dictator or a leader who rules with absolute power.

"Decoy" means a trap, or the bait that leads somebody into a trap.

"Crag" means a steep cliff or a rocky outcropping.

"Anatomy" is the study of the body, of either plants or animals.

Example Question #154 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

DEBUT

Possible Answers:

First appearance

Curator

Braggart

Ship

Mutiny

Correct answer:

First appearance

Explanation:

"Debut" is a noun that means the "first appearance," or the beginning or the introduction of something.

A "ship" is a boat, or a craft that can travel on the water.

A "mutiny" is a rebellion against the authority, and is typically used in describing the revolts against a ship's captain.

A "braggart" is someone who brags excessively or someone who is egotistical.

A "curator" is a person who decides the contents and presentation of art shows or museums.

Example Question #154 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

ANIMOSITY 

Possible Answers:

Adoration

Hatred

Behest

Corruption

Betrayal

Correct answer:

Hatred

Explanation:

"Animosity" is a feeling of very strong dislike, most akin to "hatred." "Adoration" is an antonym to "animosity." "Behest" refers to a command. "Betrayal" refers to double crossing or exploiting someone who trusts you. "Corruption" refers to an abuse of power or position for personal gain.

Example Question #155 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

DIN

Possible Answers:

Bale

Indulgence

Magnitude

Alias

Noise

Correct answer:

Noise

Explanation:

"Din" means "noise," typically loud and constant noise.

"Magnitude" means importance or significance, or it can mean size.

"Indulgence" means luxury, privilege or tolerance.

"Alias" means false name or pseudonym.

"Bale" is a package of something prepared for transport. For example, a bale of hay is a wrapped up package of hay.

Example Question #156 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

MALADY

Possible Answers:

Illness

Nuisance

Protocol

Alteration

Fervor

Correct answer:

Illness

Explanation:

"Malady" means "illness," disease or physical disorder.

"Fervor" means passion, excitement or zeal.

"Protocol" means rules or guidelines for behavior.

"Alteration" means a change or an adjustment.

"Nuisance" means inconvenience or annoyance

Example Question #157 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

CLAIRVOYANCE

Possible Answers:

Gibberish

Eloquence

Intuition

Deception

Ignorance

Correct answer:

Intuition

Explanation:

"Clairvoyance" means "intuition" or perception, and is typically used to mean a supernatural perception of the future.

"Ignorance" means dumbness, inexperienced, or uneducated.

"Eloquence" means being skillful with words.

"Gibberish" means nonsensical talk or rambling.

"Deception" means falsehood, trickery or lying.

Example Question #158 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

CONCEPTUAL

Possible Answers:

Theoretical

Elemental

Material

Concrete

Unknown

Correct answer:

Theoretical

Explanation:

"Conceptual" and "theoretical" are words which are closely related in meaning used to describe abstract concepts. The other words do not have meanings closely related to the word conceptual.

Example Question #159 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

EPOCH

Possible Answers:

Clockwork

Spacious 

Era

Cosmos

Universe

Correct answer:

Era

Explanation:

"Epoch" and "era" are synonyms describing a period of time. The other words are not synonymous with epoch and do not have meaning closely related to time.

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