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 #61 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

CORRELATION

Possible Answers:

Itinerant

Transient 

Association 

Normalcy 

Retribution 

Correct answer:

Association 

Explanation:

A "correlation" is a mutual or complementary relationship; as such, it is most similar in meaning to association. For clarification, "transient" means not permanently settled and is a synonym of itinerant; "retribution" means revenge.

Example Question #62 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

ADJUNCT

Possible Answers:

Portal

Cagey 

Cantankerous 

Accessory 

Whimsical 

Correct answer:

Accessory 

Explanation:

An "adjunct" is something added on as extra or an assistant. It is most similar in meaning to "accessory," which is the correct answer. For clarification, a "portal" is a door or means of travel; "cagey" means cautious and wary; "whimsical" means silly and quirky; "cantankerous" means ill-tempered and grumpy.

Example Question #63 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

FACET

Possible Answers:

False 

Mythical 

Genuine 

Vie 

Aspect 

Correct answer:

Aspect 

Explanation:

A "facet" is an aspect of something. For clarification, "mythical" means legendary or fabulous; "genuine" means real and authentic; "vie" means compete or battle for.

Example Question #64 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

CLARITY

Possible Answers:

Incoherent 

Parsimonious 

Gloomy 

Lucidity 

Miserly 

Correct answer:

Lucidity 

Explanation:

"Clarity" is a noun that describes clearness of expression or thought, and it is therefore most similar in meaning to lucidity. "Lucidity" means clearly understood or rationally thought out. For clarification, "incoherent" means nonsensical and hard to understand; "gloomy" means dark and depressing; "miserly" and parsimonious are synonyms that both describe someone who is not generous.

Example Question #65 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

FEATURE

Possible Answers:

Presentation

Independence

Violence

Attribute

Quantity

Correct answer:

Attribute

Explanation:

"Feature" means attribute or characteristic. "Quantity" means the total number of things in a group. "Presentation" means the way in which something is showed or displayed. "Violence" means a physically hurtful act. "Independence" means self-government.

Example Question #66 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

AUDITION

Possible Answers:

Interview

Practice

Discovery

Transformation

Resignation

Correct answer:

Interview

Explanation:

"Audition" means interview. "Practice" means to learn to do something better by doing it repeatedly. "Transformation" means a significant change. "Discovery" is something that has been found. "Resignation" means the act of giving up or quitting one's job.

Example Question #67 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

LIVELIHOOD

Possible Answers:

Respect

Bewilderment

Speech

Income

Trickery

Correct answer:

Income

Explanation:

"Livelihood" means job or income. "Speech" is the act of speaking or a formal talk or presentation. "Trickery" means deception. "Bewilderment" means confusion or chaos. "Respect" means high regard or esteem.

Example Question #68 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

TOLERANCE

Possible Answers:

Convoy

Unfair

Stamina

Prejudice

Acceptance

Correct answer:

Acceptance

Explanation:

"Tolerance" means the act of tolerating someone or acceptance. "Prejudice" is a prejudgment. "Unfair" means lacking fairness or justice. "Stamina" means endurance. "Convoy" is a group of vehicles traveling together.

Example Question #69 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

NOBLE

Possible Answers:

Disrespectful

Honorable

Showy

Arrogant

Miraculous

Correct answer:

Honorable

Explanation:

"Noble" means honorable. "Disrespectful" means rude or impolite. "Arrogant" means haughty or full of oneself. "Miraculous" means occurring through some divine, supernatural, or magical interference. "Showy" means excessive in appearance or ostentatious.

Example Question #70 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

CHORE

Possible Answers:

Astronomer

Task

Hardship

Strategy

Affection

Correct answer:

Task

Explanation:

"Chore" means routine task done to keep one's home clean, so "task" is the correct answer. "Astronomer" is a person who studies astronomy. "Affection" is a noun that means love or care. "Strategy" is a noun that means a plan or policy. "Hardship" is a noun that means struggle or difficulty.

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