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 #74 : Identifying Synonyms

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

APPAREL

Possible Answers:

Accessory

Supplies

Fragment

Technology

Clothing

Correct answer:

Clothing

Explanation:

The correct answer is "clothing."

"Apparel" is simply defined as "clothing."

Example Question #75 : Identifying Synonyms

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

CARICATURE

Possible Answers:

Tirade

Eulogy

Parody

Oration

Prejudice

Correct answer:

Parody

Explanation:

The noun "caricature" means a parody, a representation of someone famous using humor, mockery, or creativity. Additionally, an "oration" is a speech; a "tirade" is a long and angry speech directed at someone; a "eulogy" is a speech delivered for someone who has died; "prejudice" is judging someone before one meets them based on stereotypes and other biases.

Example Question #76 : Identifying Synonyms

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

ETCHING

Possible Answers:

Friend

Comedian

Relative

Print

Vehicle

Correct answer:

Print

Explanation:

An "etching" is a marking, a print, an engraving. Additionally, a "relative" is a family member; a "comedian" is someone funny who tells jokes for a living.

Example Question #77 : Identifying Synonyms

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

TRADE

Possible Answers:

Turnpike

Occupation

Manuscript

Wrath

Entourage

Correct answer:

Occupation

Explanation:

When used as a verb "trade" means to exchange, to give something and get something else in return. However, in this sense it is being used as a noun, in which case "trade" means job, career, occupation. Additionally, "wrath" is anger and vengeance; a "turnpike" is a highway; an "entourage" is a group of people who follow around and care for an individual person; a "manuscript" is a written document.

Example Question #78 : Identifying Synonyms

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

PASTIME

Possible Answers:

Prophecy

Deity

Hobby

Memento

Treaty

Correct answer:

Hobby

Explanation:

The noun "pastime" means hobby, recreational activity, something done for the purposes of fun and leisure. Additionally, a "memento" is a souvenir, an object that reminds one of an experience; a "deity" is a God; a "prophecy" is a prediction made about the future; a "treaty" is an agreement of peace terms between two or more conflicting parties.

Example Question #79 : Identifying Synonyms

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

REPLICA

Possible Answers:

Copy

Nightmare

Carving

Grove

Glitch

Correct answer:

Copy

Explanation:

The noun "replica" means an exact copy of something that already exists, a reproduction, a duplicate model. Additionally, a "carving" is a marking made on something by cutting into the surface of it; a "glitch" is an error in a piece of machinery, a malfunction; a "grove" is a secluded collection of trees.

Example Question #80 : Identifying Synonyms

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

TURNPIKE

Possible Answers:

Sovereign

Senator

Highway

Hub

Marina

Correct answer:

Highway

Explanation:

The noun "turnpike" means highway, a large road. Additionally, a "marina" is a harbor, a dockyard, a place where ships are docked; a "hub" is a center of activity within a region; a "senator" is a representative, a politician who makes legislative decisions in the Senate; a "sovereign" is a monarch, a ruler, a king or queen.

Example Question #81 : Identifying Synonyms

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

TRANSACTION

Possible Answers:

Helper

Etching

Deal

Advocate

Miser

Correct answer:

Deal

Explanation:

The noun "transaction" means business deal, an arrangement, an agreement to buy and sell something. Additionally, a "miser" is someone who is not generous with money; an "advocate" is a proponent, a supporter of an idea or an individual; an "etching" is a marking on something, a drawing.

Example Question #82 : Identifying Synonyms

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

SNAG

Possible Answers:

Speech

Invitation

Complaint

Ballad

Obstacle

Correct answer:

Obstacle

Explanation:

The noun "snag" means an obstacle, a small hindrance, something that comes up that gets in the way of something being finished. "Snag" can also be used as a verb in which case "to snag" means to get caught on something. Additionally, a "ballad" is a type of poem or song.

Example Question #83 : Identifying Synonyms

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

THICKET

Possible Answers:

Cities

Vagabonds

Lessons

Vehicles

Bushes

Correct answer:

Bushes

Explanation:

The noun "thicket" means a thick concentration of bushes or, less often, trees. Additionally, a "vagabond" is a person who moves from place to place and has no permanent home or job.

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