SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Roots from Other Languages

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Example Questions

Example Question #153 : Using Prefixes, Suffixes, And Roots To Identify Synonyms

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

ALCHEMY

Possible Answers:

Chemistry

Challenging

Alcove

Cheep

Cheerfulness

Correct answer:

Chemistry

Explanation:

"Alchemy" is closest in meaning to "chemistry." Both words share a semantic root. The other words have meanings which are not at all related to alchemy.

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