SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns for Tangible Things

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SSAT Middle Level Verbal

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Example Questions

Example Question #11 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

Synonyms: choose the word closest in meaning to the word in question.

ABODE

Possible Answers:

Defend

Place

Domicile

Foreign

Outside

Correct answer:

Domicile

Explanation:

"Abode" is another word for house or place of residence. "Domicile" is the correct answer, as it means the same thing as abode. The root "dom-" in "domicile" means house and is found in other words that relate to some sort of living space, such as domestic.

Example Question #12 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

LABYRINTH

Possible Answers:

Maze 

Small house 

Castle 

Office 

Basement 

Correct answer:

Maze 

Explanation:

A "labyrinth" is another word for a maze.

Example Question #13 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

UNIVERSITY

Possible Answers:

College

Library

Cafeteria

Stadium

Office

Correct answer:

College

Explanation:

"University" is a noun that means college, so "college" is the correct answer.

Example Question #14 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

BRIG

Possible Answers:

None of these answers 

A form of literature 

The feeling of detachment

The prison of a ship

A rank in the army 

Correct answer:

The prison of a ship

Explanation:

A "brig" is the name given to the prison on a ship. It can also be used to describe a prison in general, but by far its most common usage is to describe one on a ship.

Example Question #41 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

GALE

Possible Answers:

Wind

Afraid

Culture

Moist

Soggy

Correct answer:

Wind

Explanation:

"Gale" means a strong wind. "Moist" means slightly wet. "Soggy" means wet or mushy. "Culture" refers to features and achievements of a society. "Afraid" means scared.

Example Question #16 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

CATHEDRAL

Possible Answers:

Planet

Residence

School

Church

Capital

Correct answer:

Church

Explanation:

A "cathedral" is a large church, so "church" is the correct answer. A "capital" is the city in a state or country where the government's main branch is found. A "planet" is a celestial body that orbits a star. A "school" is a place where students go to be educated. "Residence" means a home.

Example Question #61 : Synonyms

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

TOME

Possible Answers:

Large book 

Well lit 

New invention

Small animal 

Fair judgment

Correct answer:

Large book 

Explanation:

A "tome" is a large and dense book, so "large book" is the correct answer.

Example Question #18 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

CHASSIS

Possible Answers:

Frame 

Ignition 

Seat

Engine 

Transmission 

Correct answer:

Frame 

Explanation:

A “chassis” is a vehicle's base frame, so "frame" is the correct answer.

Example Question #62 : Synonyms

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

CREEK

Possible Answers:

Creak

Ocean

Dance

Shuffle

River

Correct answer:

River

Explanation:

A "creek" is a small stream of water, similar to, but usually smaller than a "river." It is easy to confuse with "creak," which means a squeaking sound.

Example Question #51 : Identifying Synonyms

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

JAVELIN

Possible Answers:

Dig

Cut

Blade

Break 

Lance

Correct answer:

Lance

Explanation:

A “javelin” is a long pole tipped with a spike, similar to a spear or a "lance." "Javelin" and "lance" can also be used to mean pierce. A “blade” is a cutting edge of a knife or sword

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