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 #61 : Identifying Synonyms

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

HOSIERY

Possible Answers:

Conduit

Pipe

Drain

Deliberately

Stockings

Correct answer:

Stockings

Explanation:

"Hosiery" is another word for stockings, pantyhose, or, in some cultures, underwear. You might see "hosiery" used to refer to the section of a department store that contains "stockings." "Drain," "pipe," and "conduit" are all trying to trick you into thinking the word is related to a "hose," which it is not.

Example Question #62 : Identifying Synonyms

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

ABYSS

Possible Answers:

Pinnacle

Hill

A vast chasm

Gulf

Crag

Correct answer:

A vast chasm

Explanation:

"Abyss" means "a vast chasm" or a deep, immeasurable space.

"Hill" means a small natural elevation of the earth's surface.

"Crag" means a steep, broken patch of rock.

"Gulf" means a portion of ocean or sea partly enclosed by land.

"Pinnacle" means the highest peak.

Example Question #63 : Identifying Synonyms

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

GARNISH

Possible Answers:

Decoration

Heretic

Incentive

Food

Idiom

Correct answer:

Decoration

Explanation:

"Garnish" is a noun that means "decoration" or an embellishment of some kind.

None of the other words are synonymous with garnish.

"Incentive" means motivation or the thing that encourages you; for example, the incentive to work is getting paid money.

"Idiom" is a specific manner of speaking or a local dialect of a language.

"Heretic" is a person who believes in a different religion than the societally acceptable religion, also called a dissenter or a nonconformist.

"Food "is simply the substances that we eat that nourish us.

Example Question #64 : Identifying Synonyms

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

RENDEZVOUS 

Possible Answers:

Sommelier

Meeting place 

Creed

Divergence

Bistro 

Correct answer:

Meeting place 

Explanation:

A "rendezvous" is a place where parties agree to meet at a specified time. A "bistro" is a lunchtime coffee and food spot. A "sommelier" is a wine expert.

Example Question #65 : Identifying Synonyms

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

FAUNA

Possible Answers:

Cellular

Animals

Reptiles

Gulls

Plants

Correct answer:

Animals

Explanation:

"Fauna" means "animals," typically all of the animals in an ecosystem.

"Gulls" are a type of seabird. Gulls are a type of fauna but gulls is not a synonym for fauna.

"Reptiles" are a group of four legged animals such as lizards and turtles. Reptiles are a type of fauna, but reptile is not a synonym for fauna.

"Cellular" means a form of life composed of single cells, or forms of life contained in membranes

"Plants" are a type of life that gains its energy through photosynthesis; plants are not fauna, but rather flora.

Example Question #66 : Identifying Synonyms

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

CARCASS

Possible Answers:

Leaflet

Awning

Tomb

Cudgel

Corpse

Correct answer:

Corpse

Explanation:

"Carcass" means a "corpse" or a dead body.

"Cudgel" means a large, knotty club, typically made from wood.

"Tomb" means a burial place or a grave. Typically a tomb is more than a gravestone, such as a memorial or a mausoleum.

"Leaflet" means a small booklet or a brochure.

"Awning" means a covering or a canopy, such as the roof that would cover a porch.

Example Question #67 : Identifying Synonyms

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

CONCRETE

Possible Answers:

Ethereal

Immaterial

Conceptual

Material

Abstract

Correct answer:

Material

Explanation:

"Concrete" and "material" are used to describe things which exist in material reality. The other words are used to describe "abstractions" or things which exist conceptually.

Example Question #71 : Identifying Synonyms

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

VIAL

Possible Answers:

Abscess

Imitation

Small bottle

Something disgusting

Lunatic

Correct answer:

Small bottle

Explanation:

A "vial" is a small bottle or a container.

An "imitation" is a copy, an impersonation, or a replica of something.

"Lunatic" is an insane person, or someone suffering from lunacy.

"Abscess" is a medical ailment in which a cavity is filled with puss. Abscesses can occur in any tissue.

"Something disgusting" is an answer meant to mislead. "Vile" is an adjective that means something disgusting.

Example Question #72 : Identifying Synonyms

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

LOOT

Possible Answers:

Spoils

Collision

Cobbler

Saddle

Boot

Correct answer:

Spoils

Explanation:

"Loot" means "spoils," or stolen objects.

"Cobbler" is a person who repairs shoes.

"Collision" means the interaction in which two objects make forceful contact; collisions are typically accidental.

"Saddle" is the device made of leather or cloth worn on a horse's back that provides a seat for the rider.

"Boot" is a type of heavy shoe that goes above the ankle.

Example Question #73 : Identifying Synonyms

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

PROXY

Possible Answers:

Salesman

Corporation

Surgeon

Consequence

Substitute

Correct answer:

Substitute

Explanation:

The noun "proxy" means replacement, substitute, someone who stands in for someone else. Additionally, "surgeon" means doctor who performs operations; a "corporation" is a large business owned by man shareholders; a "consequence" is a result of an action; a "salesman" is someone who sells things.

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