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 #51 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

DIAGNOSIS

Possible Answers:

Repetition

Inspection

Identification

Outlook

Conservation

Correct answer:

Identification

Explanation:

"Diagnosis" means identification, and is often used to specifically mean the identification of a medical patient's health problem.

Example Question #52 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

INVASION

Possible Answers:

Plantation

Continent

Takeover

Result

Surplus

Correct answer:

Takeover

Explanation:

"Invasion" means takeover.

Example Question #52 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

EPOCH

Possible Answers:

Void 

Era

Dilemma 

Space 

Wish 

Correct answer:

Era

Explanation:

An "epoch" is an era or period of history. For clarification, a "dilemma" is a problem; a "void" is a hole or an absence of something.

Example Question #53 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

GRID

Possible Answers:

Quiver

Festival

Justice

Network

Kitchen

Correct answer:

Network

Explanation:

"Grid" means network. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "grid": "kitchen" means a room used for cooking and preparing food; "justice" means fair treatment; "festival" means celebration; and "quiver" means a transportable storage container for arrows that can be worn.

Example Question #54 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

ADAGE

Possible Answers:

Wizened 

Grass

Train-carriage 

Loopy 

Saying 

Correct answer:

Saying 

Explanation:

An "adage" is an expression or a saying. For clarification, "loopy" means crazy; wizened means old and wrinkly.

Example Question #55 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

CONTRITION

Possible Answers:

Fear

Greed 

Hope 

Envy 

Regret 

Correct answer:

Regret 

Explanation:

"Contrition" is a feeling of genuine regret or guilt. For clarification, "envy" means jealousy.

Example Question #56 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

DELUSION

Possible Answers:

False belief 

Old adage 

Notoriety 

Candor 

Infamy 

Correct answer:

False belief 

Explanation:

A "delusion" is a false belief based on incorrect precepts. For clarification, an "adage" is a saying; "notoriety" and "infamy" are synonyms that describe being famous for the wrong reasons; "candor" means frankness or honesty.

Example Question #57 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

HUE

Possible Answers:

Vie 

Mayhem 

Shade 

Fey 

Luminous 

Correct answer:

Shade 

Explanation:

The word hue is used to describe a shade of a color. For clarification, luminous means glowing; mayhem means chaos; vie means to compete; fey means supernatural or irrational.

Example Question #58 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

DEXTERITY

Possible Answers:

Tentative 

Preclude 

Exorbitant 

Agility 

Capability

Correct answer:

Agility 

Explanation:

"Dexterity" refers to someone’s physical skill and agility. For clarification, "agility" means balance and nimbleness; "capability" means ability or potential; "preclude" means to prevent something from happening; "tentative" means cautious and wary; "exorbitant" means excessive.

Example Question #59 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

ASPIRATIONS

Possible Answers:

Thoughts 

Fears 

None of these answers 

Goals 

Feelings 

Correct answer:

Goals 

Explanation:

"Aspirations" are goals or targets. A goal is something you “aspire” to.

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