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 #71 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

FOUNDER

Possible Answers:

Jaunt 

Ascend 

Fey 

Egress

Sink 

Correct answer:

Sink 

Explanation:

"Founder," when used as a noun, means someone who begins something. However, "founder" can also be used as a verb that means break down or, when referring to a ship, sink. So, the correct answer is “sink.” For clarification, "ascend" means rise or climb up, "jaunt" means an outing; "egress" means an exit or a way out, and "fey" means irrational or supernatural.

Example Question #72 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

PLIGHT

Possible Answers:

Despair 

Garrulous 

Dilemma 

Deft

Loquacious

Correct answer:

Dilemma 

Explanation:

"Plight" means a difficult situation or a dilemma, so "dilemma" is the correct answer. For clarification, "garrulous" and "loquacious" are synonyms that each mean talkative, "despair" is a feeling of hopelessness,  and "deft" means skilled.

Example Question #73 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

FRINGE

Possible Answers:

Periphery

Sacrosanct

Dismiss

Opening

Ending 

Correct answer:

Periphery

Explanation:

"Fringe" means the outer edge of something. So, "fringe" is most similar in meaning to "periphery," which means the exterior edge of something. For clarification, "sacrosanct" means holy or sacred, "dismiss" means send away or ignore, "opening" means start or gap, and "ending" means conclusion.

Example Question #74 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

IDIOSYNCRASY

Possible Answers:

Capricious

Quirk 

Barrage

Wanton 

Normalcy 

Correct answer:

Quirk 

Explanation:

An "idiosyncrasy" is a quirk or a unique or unusual characteristic, so "quirk" is the correct answer. For clarification, "wanton" means random and reckless, "capricious" means impulsive or unpredictable, "normalcy" means order or regularity, and "barrage" means onslaught or extended attack.

Example Question #75 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

SEQUEL

Possible Answers:

Preparation

Feature

Follow-up

Accomplishment

Prologue

Correct answer:

Follow-up

Explanation:

A "sequel" is a published work that comes after an original or previous work, so "follow-up," which can mean a work which continues a previous one, is the correct answer. A "prologue" is an introduction in a published work distinctly separate from the main work. "Feature" means characteristic or attribute. "Accomplishment" means achievement.

Example Question #76 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

PROWESS

Possible Answers:

Cuisine

Doubtful

Skill

Bystander

Victim

Correct answer:

Skill

Explanation:

"Prowess" means skill or expertise in a field, so "skill" is the correct answer. "Doubtful" means uncertain. "Cuisine" means food or a style of cooking. A "bystander" is a witness or a person who is present during or observes an event. A "victim" is an injured person or party.

Example Question #77 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

PIQUE

Possible Answers:

Irritation

Indifference

Perjury

Intelligence

Catastrophe

Correct answer:

Irritation

Explanation:

"Pique" means annoyance or irritation at being slighted, so "irritation" is the correct answer. "Catastrophe" means disaster or tragedy. "Indifference" means lack of concern or interest. "Perjury" means the crime of lying under oath. "Intelligence" means intellectual capacity.

Example Question #78 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

AFFLICTION

Possible Answers:

Production

Aspiration

Applause

Perfection

Disorder

Correct answer:

Disorder

Explanation:

An "affliction" is a disease or a disorder, so "affliction" is the correct answer. "Perfection" means the state of being flawless or without any defects. "Applause" means clapping that signifies approval or praise. "Aspiration" is a noun that means hope or dream. "Production" means the process of manufacturing or creating something.

Example Question #79 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

QUANDARY

Possible Answers:

Dilute 

Postpone

Inquire 

Dilemma 

Fluctuate 

Correct answer:

Dilemma 

Explanation:

A "quandary" is a difficult predicament or a dilemma, so "dilemma" is the correct answer. For clarification, "fluctuate" means to move up and down, "dilute" means to make weaker, "inquire" means to ask, and "postpone" means to delay an event

Example Question #80 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

RENDEZVOUS

Possible Answers:

Meeting 

Assault 

Fraught 

Location 

Disagreement 

Correct answer:

Meeting 

Explanation:

A "rendezvous" is a meeting, so "meeting" is the correct answer. For clarification, an "assault" is an attack, "fraught" means overrun, burdened, or full of, "location" means a place, and "disagreement" means argument or dispute.

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