SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns for Abstract Concepts

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Example Questions

Example Question #1131 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

BROKER

Possible Answers:

hinder

rate

negotiate

distribute

spiral

Correct answer:

negotiate

Explanation:

"Broker" means to arrange or negotiate a deal.

Example Question #11 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

CREDIBILITY

Possible Answers:

plausability

risk

minimum

flexibility

parlance

Correct answer:

plausability

Explanation:

"Credibility" means the quality of being trusted or thought plausible, or plausibility.

Example Question #12 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

FANFARE

Possible Answers:

initiative

mercy

luminescence

air conditioning

fuss

Correct answer:

fuss

Explanation:

"Fanfare" is elaborate ceremony, attention, or fuss.

Example Question #13 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

VACANCY

Possible Answers:

trouble

opening

outlet

display

crime

Correct answer:

opening

Explanation:

A "vacancy" is an unoccupied spot or an opening.

Example Question #14 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

BREACH

Possible Answers:

species

innovation

revolution

enthusiasm

violation

Correct answer:

violation

Explanation:

A "breach" is a violation of something.

Example Question #15 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

VIM. 

Possible Answers:

Vigor 

Lethargy 

Anger 

Remorse 

Volition

Correct answer:

Vigor 

Explanation:

“Vim” describes someone with great energy or vigor. For clarification, "lethargy" means exhaustion; "remorse" means regret; "volition" means the ability or act of choosing.

Example Question #16 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

ACUMEN. 

Possible Answers:

Appoint 

Account 

Imply 

Coalesce

Insight 

Correct answer:

Insight 

Explanation:

“Acumen” is a noun that refers to the sharpness of mind and describes someone who can make quick and insightful decisions; therefore the best available synonym is “insight” which means perceptiveness. For clarification, "imply" means to suggest without directly expressing; "coalesce" means to merge or bring things together.

Example Question #11 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

CADENCE. 

Possible Answers:

Ability 

Wardrobe 

Capability 

Desire 

Rhythm

Correct answer:

Rhythm

Explanation:

“Cadence” refers to the rhythm of something, such as a dance or a march. For clarification, "desire" means will or passionate wanting of something; "capability" means level of ability.

Example Question #18 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

APHORISM.

Possible Answers:

A short saying 

A ponderous tome 

A distant friendship 

A finite date 

A calculated decision

Correct answer:

A short saying 

Explanation:

An “aphorism” is a succinct statement or saying. For clarification, "succinct" means short and brief; "ponderous" means slow and heavy; "tome" refers to a large, dense book; "finite" is a limited or fixed number of something.

Example Question #19 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

ZEITGEIST

Possible Answers:

Words of wisdom 

Political gridlock

Home-grown

Spirit of the time

Fair judgment 

Correct answer:

Spirit of the time

Explanation:

“Zeitgeist” is an English word originally drawn from the German language. It means the ideas commonly expressed in a certain place or era, so the best answer choice would have to be spirit of the time.

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