SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Roots

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Example Question #61 : Synonyms: Roots

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

ABBREVIATE

Possible Answers:

Announce

Choose

Detect

Inscribe

Shorten

Correct answer:

Shorten

Explanation:

"Abbreviate" is a verb derived from the Latin root brevis, meaning short. "Shorten" is a verb with the same meaning, so it is the correct answer.

Example Question #61 : Synonyms: Roots

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

FOOLHARDY

Possible Answers:

Reckless 

Dull-witted 

Careful 

Laughable 

Cautious 

Correct answer:

Reckless 

Explanation:

The root word "fool" does give a negative implication to the word, however should not be an indicator that the word is related to strict intelligence. Instead, "foolhardy" generally describes someone who disregards consequences or asks impulsively.

Example Question #62 : Synonyms: Roots

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

ALCHEMY

Possible Answers:

Cheerfulness

Challenging

Cheep

Alcove

Chemistry

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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