SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns for Abstract Concepts

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #91 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

MORTALITY

Possible Answers:

Religion

Neighborhood

Impermanence

Fantasy

Transgression

Correct answer:

Impermanence

Explanation:

"Mortality" is the state of being subject to death, or impermanence.

Example Question #1221 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

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

PREMISE

Possible Answers:

Weakness

Gathering

Conference

Proposition

Prize

Correct answer:

Proposition

Explanation:

premise is a statement or proposition from which conclusions are drawn.

Example Question #92 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

COMMOTION

Possible Answers:

Verification

Disturbance

Examination

Creativity

Malice

Correct answer:

Disturbance

Explanation:

"Commotion" means disturbance. "Examination" means an inspection or test. "Verification" is the process of determining the truth or validity of something. "Malice" means malevolence. "Creativity" means imaginativeness or inventiveness.

Example Question #93 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

TENET

Possible Answers:

Victorious

Deforestation

Belief

Hunger

Deluge

Correct answer:

Belief

Explanation:

"Tenet" means a belief. "Victorious" means winning or conquering something. "Hunger" means the feeling of needing to eat. "Deluge" means flood. "Deforestation" means the elimnation of trees.

Example Question #94 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

COMPUNCTION

Possible Answers:

Expression

Notion

Sarcasm

Guilt

Misery

Correct answer:

Guilt

Explanation:

"Compunction" means a feeling of guilt. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "compunction": "notion" means idea; "misery" means great unhappiness; "sarcasm" means the use of irony to deride or make fun of someone or something; and "expression" means countenance or visage.

Example Question #95 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

TURPITUDE

Possible Answers:

Unification

Stipulation

Empathy

Wickedness

Traffic

Correct answer:

Wickedness

Explanation:

"Turpitude" means wickedness or depravity. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "turpitude": "unification" means an instance of different things coming together; "empathy" means the ability to understand others' emotions; "stipulation" means a specific part of an agreement; and "traffic" means vehicles traveling along a route.

Example Question #96 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

EQUANIMITY

Possible Answers:

Escape

Whimper

Entrance

Disinfectant

Calmness

Correct answer:

Calmness

Explanation:

"Equanimity" means calmness or emotional composure. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "equanimity": "whimper" means whine; "entrance" means the way by which one enters a place; "disinfectant" means a substance that kills germs; and "escape" means getaway.

Example Question #97 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

PANACHE

Possible Answers:

Capsule

Termination

Style

Planet

Exam

Correct answer:

Style

Explanation:

"Panache" means style, swagger, or a flamboyant manner, so "style" is the correct answer. None of the other words are close in meaning to "panache": "exam" means test; "termination" means end; "planet" means a celestial body that orbits a star; and "capsule" means container.  

Example Question #98 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

ABERRATION

Possible Answers:

Antidote

Structure

Deviation

Lock

Newspaper

Correct answer:

Deviation

Explanation:

An "aberration" is a deviation from the norm, so "deviation" is the correct answer. None of the other words are close in meaning to "aberration": "antidote" means a cure for a poison; "structure" means something that is built; "lock" means a device for securing something; and "newspaper" means a publication containing news.  

Example Question #99 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

PERDITION

Possible Answers:

Reprisal

Doom

Exclamation

Storage

Enemy

Correct answer:

Doom

Explanation:

"Perdition" means hell, damnation, utter destruction, or doom, so "doom" is the correct answer. The root word perdere means to lose. None of the other words are close in meaning to "perdition": "reprisal" means retaliation; "exclamation" means shout; "enemy" means opponent; and "storage" means space reserved for housing items.  

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