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 #21 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

CRUCIBLE

Possible Answers:

Field

Vessel 

Destiny 

Carriage 

Battle 

Correct answer:

Vessel 

Explanation:

A “crucible” is a pot in which metals or other substances are heated. "Vessel" is the best answer choice, as it means a container for holding things. To clarify the other terms, “destiny” means fate; a “carriage” is a wheeled vehicle for carrying passengers.

Example Question #22 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

PLAIN

Possible Answers:

Forest

River

Ocean

Mountain

Grassland

Correct answer:

Grassland

Explanation:

"Plain," when used as a noun, means an area that is mostly comprised of grass, or in other words, a grassland, so "grassland" is the correct answer. An "ocean" is a large body of water. A "river" is a stream. A "mountain" is a natural land form that rises above the ground.

Example Question #23 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

A synonym of "debris" is __________.

Possible Answers:

detritus

product

damage

cleanliness

explosion

Correct answer:

detritus

Explanation:

"Debris" is a noun that means "scattered fragments, typically of something wrecked or destroyed," so we need to pick out another word that means something like "fragments." While an explosion might cause debris, "explosion" does not mean the same thing as "debris," so it cannot be the correct answer. "Detritus," however, means "waste or debris of any kind," and because "detritus" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "debris," it is the correct answer.

Example Question #21 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

DEBRIS

Possible Answers:

Station

Location

Discovery

Transportation

Rubble

Correct answer:

Rubble

Explanation:

"Debris" means rubble. "Transportation" refers to a method of moving something or someone from one physical location to another. "Station" means a stop that a vehicle makes and the building associated with it. "Location" means a place. "Discovery" is something found.

Example Question #25 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

Synonyms

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

DOMICILE

Possible Answers:

home

insane

encased

spherical

asylum

Correct answer:

home

Explanation:

A "domicile" is a home or a residence.

Example Question #73 : Synonyms

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

TERRACE

Possible Answers:

Garden

Highway

Porch

Sidewalk

Driveway

Correct answer:

Porch

Explanation:

"Terrace" means porch or patio, so "porch" is the correct answer.  "Sidewalk" means a walking path for pedestrians located alongside a road. "Highway" means a major roadway for cars. "Driveway" is the flat surface in front of or near a house in which cars may be parked. "Garden" is a small area of land that is used for growing plants.

Example Question #27 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

Synonyms: Choose the word or phrase that most closely matches the word in capital letters.

APERTURE

Possible Answers:

Closure

Laudable 

Opening 

Derisory 

Eminence

Correct answer:

Opening 

Explanation:

The prefix aper- means open, so the word “aperture” means opening. To provide further help, “eminence” means reputation or distinction; “laudable” means deserving of praise; “derisory” means mocking

Example Question #28 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

TINCTURE

Possible Answers:

Metallic

Parasite

Medicine

Prong

Small

Correct answer:

Medicine

Explanation:

“Tincture” is an old word for a “medicine” that is made of a drug mixed with alcohol. It is related to the words “tinge” and “tint.” So it is a solution of clear alcohol tinted with the color of the “medicine.” Do not confuse it with “tiny,” “tin,” or “ting,” meaning prong.

Example Question #29 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

VISAGE

Possible Answers:

Unification

Face

Management

Joy

Trajectory

Correct answer:

Face

Explanation:

"Visage" means face or facial expression. The Latin root word "visus" means appearance.

Example Question #30 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

ENTRAILS

Possible Answers:

Brains

Lag behind

Intestines

Plead

Carry

Correct answer:

Intestines

Explanation:

"Entrails" are the organs of an animal, particularly the intestines. Other synonyms would be "innards," "viscera," or "guts." "Entrails" are specifically "intestinal," not related to the "brain."

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