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 #161 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

TORPOR

Possible Answers:

Energy

Sanity

Apathy

Indigence

Sanctity

Correct answer:

Apathy

Explanation:

"Torpor" means apathy, numbness or lethargy.

"Indigence" means impoverished or in need of help.

"Energy" means a person's stamina, or it means power. In physics, energy is a property related to mass.

"Sanity" means rationality or mental soundness. The lack of insanity.

"Sanctity" means holiness, purity or divinity.

Example Question #162 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

IOTA

Possible Answers:

Approval

Incubus

Small bit

Diatribe

Dialect

Correct answer:

Small bit

Explanation:

"Iota" means a "small amount," a smidgen or a crumb

"Incubus" is a mythological evil spirit who attacks people while they sleep.

"Approval" means acceptance, or the act of authorizing something.

"Diatribe" means an intense verbal criticism, harangue, or denunciation.

"Dialect" means a local form of speech; a local accent or form of a language.

Example Question #163 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

IRE

Possible Answers:

Wrath

Kindness

Fear

Time

Curiosity

Correct answer:

Wrath

Explanation:

"Ire" means "wrath," anger or annoyance.

"Time" means the period of existence of something.

"Curiosity" means the desire to know or understand.

"Fear" means apprehension, anxiety or terror.

"Kindness" means sympathy, compassion or decency.

Example Question #164 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

ECHELON

Possible Answers:

Invasion

Penchant

Level

Forerunner

Emblem

Correct answer:

Level

Explanation:

"Echelon" means "level," class or degree. For example, if someone moves from middle management to upper management, s/he is going from the middle echelon to the upper echelon.

"Forerunner" means something that came first.

"Penchant" means fondness for an activity.

"Emblem" means banner, symbol or badge.

"Invasion" means an attack or an encroachment.

Example Question #165 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

MUTATION

Possible Answers:

Change

Facade

Asset

Festival

Contract

Correct answer:

Change

Explanation:

The noun "mutation" refers to an alteration, a change. To "mutate" is to change form or being. Additionally, a "festival" is a celebration, a gathering, a formal party; a "facade" is a false appearance put on for show; a "contract" is a formal agreement between two or more parties; an "asset" is property, something that can be owned and has value.

Example Question #255 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

CORRELATION 

Possible Answers:

Correspondence

Commiseration

Conundrum

Commemoration

Connection

Correct answer:

Connection

Explanation:

The noun "correlation" is used to describe a connection, a shared relationship between two things. Additionally, "correspondence" is letters sent and received, written communication; a "conundrum" is a problem, a difficult situation; a "commemoration" is a formal event designed to remember and praise the achievements of someone; "commiseration" is the act of sharing in someone else's misfortune or sadness. Based on these vocab words what do you think the prefix co- means?

Example Question #166 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

DIVERSITY

Possible Answers:

Circumference

Variety

Ethnicity

Audacity

Location

Correct answer:

Variety

Explanation:

The noun "diversity" refers to how much variety there is in something, the state of having many different types of something. Additionally, "ethnicity" means race; "location" is where something is; "audacity" is boldness, courage; "circumference" is the length around a circle, the perimeter, the border.

Example Question #167 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

COMPUNCTION

Possible Answers:

Regret

Ecstasy

Sorrow

Dread

Love

Correct answer:

Regret

Explanation:

"Compunction" is a feeling of guilt and sadness for something done wrong, guilt, regret. Additionally, "ecstasy" is deep happiness; "sorrow" is great sadness; "dread" is deep fear and anxiety.

Example Question #168 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

ALTERNATIVE

Possible Answers:

Task

Purchase

Plan

Idea

Option

Correct answer:

Option

Explanation:

The correct answer is "option."

In this case, "alternative" is a noun that means available as another possibility

"Option" is a noun that is defined as a thing that is or may be chosen (as a possibility).

"Option" is a synonym (has a similar meaning) of "alternative."

Example Question #259 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

REPERCUSSION

Possible Answers:

Semblance

Protest

Consequence

Permission

Reconnaissance

Correct answer:

Consequence

Explanation:

The noun "repercussion" refers to the consequences of something, the outcome of an action, the effects of an action. Additionally, "permission" is consent, approval to do something; "reconnaissance" is a mission designed to get more information, 'recon'; a "protest" is a formal gathering of people to express anger or disapproval about something in the government or society; "resemblance" means likeness, having the appearance of something else.

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