SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns for Abstract Concepts

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Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

NOSTALGIA

Possible Answers:

humidity

illness

remembrance

effort

friendship

Correct answer:

remembrance

Explanation:

"Nostalgia" means a sentimental longing for the past, or remembrance.

Example Question #1131 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

EDICT

Possible Answers:

blanket

growth

proclamation

technology

criticism

Correct answer:

proclamation

Explanation:

An "edict" is an official order or proclamation.

Example Question #1132 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters

TREACHERY

Possible Answers:

danger

fondness

betrayal

passage

dish

Correct answer:

betrayal

Explanation:

Treachery is a betrayal of trust.

Example Question #1133 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters

PLENITUDE

Possible Answers:

challenge

mistake

abundance

memory

shortage

Correct answer:

abundance

Explanation:

Plenitude means an abundance.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

CIRCUMLOCUTION 

Possible Answers:

Trite commentary

Profound rhetoric

Moving eulogy

Honest evaluation

Indirect expression

Correct answer:

Indirect expression

Explanation:

“Circumlocution” refers to an indirect expression using more words than necessary, usually to deliberately avoid expressing something directly or truthfully. The correct answer is therefore “indirect expression.” For clarification, rhetoric describes any public speaking; a eulogy is a speech given at a funeral or following someone’s death; trite means overused or cliché; profound means deep and insightful.

Example Question #1135 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

HAVOC

Possible Answers:

abode

devastation

design

length

transparency

Correct answer:

devastation

Explanation:

Havoc means widespread destruction.

Example Question #1132 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

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

ANIMOSITY. 

Possible Answers:

Fairly matched

Eager to please 

Misunderstanding

Good feeling

Ill will

Correct answer:

Ill will

Explanation:

“Animosity” describes a feeling of hostility, anger or resentment. So of the possible answer choices “ill will” best matches the meaning of the word.

Example Question #1137 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

CONFRONTATION

Possible Answers:

conflict

trifold

happiness

extinction

success

Correct answer:

conflict

Explanation:

"Confrontation" means an argumentative meeting, or conflict.

Example Question #1138 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

THRESHOLD

Possible Answers:

discomfort

candor

minimum

grip

turbulence

Correct answer:

minimum

Explanation:

"Threshold" means the minimum intensity that must be exceeding for something to happen.

Example Question #1139 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

STINT

Possible Answers:

turn

forgiveness

rattle

channel

nose

Correct answer:

turn

Explanation:

A "stint" is a person's period or turn of work, usually an alotted period of time.

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