SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns for Tangible Things

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Example Question #84 : Identifying Synonyms

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

STATUTE

Possible Answers:

Genre

Art

Law

Treatise

Offer

Correct answer:

Law

Explanation:

The noun "statute" refers to a written law in society. Additionally, "genre" means category; a "treatise" is a written exploration of an idea.

Example Question #85 : Identifying Synonyms

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

FISSURE

Possible Answers:

Lodging

Joint

Jut

Wrench

Crack

Correct answer:

Crack

Explanation:

The noun "fissure" means crack, split, crevice, a long and narrow opening in the ground or some other large object. Additionally, a "wrench" is a tool used to tighten and loosen bolts; a "lodging" is a place where someone lives or where someone stays temporarily (like a hotel); a "joint" is something that joins two things together; to "jut" is to stick out from something (for example a ledge or a jagged piece of rock might "jut out").

Example Question #86 : Identifying Synonyms

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

BASTION

Possible Answers:

Stronghold

Carcass

Prison

Brook

Portcullis

Correct answer:

Stronghold

Explanation:

"Bastion" means a "stronghold," a fortress or a secure place.

"Carcass" means a corpse, a dead body.

"Prison" is a place where criminals are confined, a jail.

"Brook" is a stream or a small river.

"Portcullis" is a gate or a wall that is movable, and which is typically found at the entrance to a fortress.

Example Question #87 : Identifying Synonyms

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

MANUSCRIPT

Possible Answers:

Document

Assent

Truce

Rift

Fodder

Correct answer:

Document

Explanation:

The noun "manuscript" refers to a document, a hand-written piece of text. Additionally, a "rift" is a break, a rupture; a "truce" is a pause in fighting, a peace agreement that is only temporary; "fodder" means raw material to be sacrificed because it is mostly worthless; "assent" is agreement.

Example Question #81 : Identifying Synonyms

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

BULWARK

Possible Answers:

Strategy

Tactic

Wall

Weapon

Ally

Correct answer:

Wall

Explanation:

The correct answer is "wall."

"Bulwark" is a noun referring to a defensive wall.

Example Question #89 : Identifying Synonyms

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

FISSURE

Possible Answers:

Highway

Foundation

Cleft

Depth

Plateau 

Correct answer:

Cleft

Explanation:

"Fissure" means a cleft, or a crevice, a deep crack in something.

"Plateau" means a section of land that is flat, tableland, highland.

"Highway" means a heavily travelled road, freeway, or interstate.

"Depth" means the distance down or across something.

"Foundation" means the base, the bedrock, the support.

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