SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Prefixes from Anglo-Saxon

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #59 : Synonyms: Prefixes

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

BERATE

Possible Answers:

grieve

scold angrily

organize

set free

rate something as valuable

Correct answer:

scold angrily

Explanation:

Berate means to scold angrily and at length.

Example Question #60 : Synonyms: Prefixes

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

BEGUILE

Possible Answers:

Quell 

Suggest

Allow 

Deride 

Entice 

Correct answer:

Entice 

Explanation:

“Beguile” means to charm or entice someone, so the correct answer is “entice," which means to tempt someone. For clarification, "deride" means to mock, and "quell" means to suppress or subdue.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Prefixes From Anglo Saxon

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

BESEECH

Possible Answers:

Combine

Beg

Familiarize

Warn

Direct

Correct answer:

Beg

Explanation:

"Beseech" means beg or ask someone to do something, so "beg" is the correct answer. "Combine" means blend or put together. "Direct" is a verb that means order or command. "Warn" means inform someone of a potential danger. "Familiarize" means become familiar with something or gain information about a person or topic.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Prefixes From Anglo Saxon

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

OUTFOX

Possible Answers:

Outwit

Underestimate

Overlook

Outdo

Outnumber

Correct answer:

Outwit

Explanation:

"Outfox" is a verb that means trick or defeat someone by being more clever than him or her, so we need to pick out a word that means trick using wits. While many of the answer choices also begin with "out," only "outwit" has a meaning similar to "outfox." Since "outwit" means to trick or win against someone by being more clever than him or her, it is the correct answer.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Prefixes From Anglo Saxon

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

BECALM

Possible Answers:

Mock

Intrepid 

Frustrate

Soothe

Adventurous 

Correct answer:

Soothe

Explanation:

“Becalm” means soothe or make calm. The prefix "be-" means to make or to cause, so it makes sense that "becalm" means make calm. So, "soothe" is the correct answer. As for the other answer choices, “mock” means make fun of, and “intrepid” means brave and adventurous.

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