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 #351 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

QUINTESSENCE

Possible Answers:

Mendacity

Exemplar

Depravity

Turpitude

Proclivity

Correct answer:

Exemplar

Explanation:

"Quintessence" is a synonym for epitome or "exemplar." "Proclivity" is a synonym for "inclination," and "depravity" is a synonym for "turpitude." "Mendacity" means dishonesty.

Example Question #352 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

APPROBATION

Possible Answers:

Approval

Anomaly

Chicanery

Aberration

Notoriety

Correct answer:

Approval

Explanation:

"Approbation" and "approval" are synonyms. "Chicanery" is trickery, and "notoriety" is infamy. An "aberration" is an anomaly.

Example Question #353 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

OPPROBRIUM

Possible Answers:

Pandemonium

Obstinacy

Luster

Disgrace

Invective

Correct answer:

Disgrace

Explanation:

"Opprobrium" is either "disgrace" and shame or criticism and abuse, depending on the situation. "Luster" is a synonym for "gloss." "Pandemonium" is a synonym for "chaos." "Invective" is verbal abuse, and "obstinacy" is stubbornness.

Example Question #354 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

TRUCULENCE

Possible Answers:

Acquiescence

Defiance

Ordure

Splendor

Enmity

Correct answer:

Defiance

Explanation:

To be "truculent" is to defy someone else's orders or wishes. This is an antonym for "acquiescence," which involves giving in to someone else's wishes. "Enmity" is the antonym of "friendship," while "splendor" is the noun form of "splendid." "Ordure" is sewage or filth.

Example Question #355 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

VERISMILITUDE

Possible Answers:

Censure

Realness

Redundancy

Mendacity

Propriety

Correct answer:

Realness

Explanation:

"Verisimilitude" describes "realness," or, more accurately, the appearance or replication of realness. "Propriety" is a synonym for "decorum." "Mendacity" is dishonesty. "Censure" is a synonym for "criticism" or condemnation. "Redundancy" is a synonym for "repetitiveness."

Example Question #356 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

DUDGEON

Possible Answers:

Resentment

Dispute

Iniquity

Dissonance

Eloquence

Correct answer:

Resentment

Explanation:

To be in high "dudgeon" is to be indignant or resentful about something. "Eloquence" is the quality of fluent, articulate speech. "Iniquity" is evil, and a "dispute" is a disagreement. "Dissonance" is tension, particularly between inharmonious sounds.

Example Question #357 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

QUALMS

Possible Answers:

Misgivings

Defiance

Apathy

Truculence

Jargon

Correct answer:

Misgivings

Explanation:

To have "qualms" about something are to have "misgivings" about them. "Truculence" and "defiance" are synonyms. "Apathy" is the state of not caring about things, and "jargon" is the specific language or vocabulary of a group of specialists.

Example Question #358 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

CHOLER

Possible Answers:

Kernel

Anger

Appeasement

Propitiation

Expiation

Correct answer:

Anger

Explanation:

"Choler" is an antiquated word for "anger," wrath, or irritation. "Propitiation" is a synonym for "appeasement," and "expiation" is a synonym for "amends." A "kernel" is a seed (literal) or heart of something (figurative).

Example Question #359 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

AFFILIATION

Possible Answers:

Alignment

Tenacity

Probity

Magnanimity

Castaway

Correct answer:

Alignment

Explanation:

To be "affiliated" with something is to be connected to, attached to, or aligned with it in some way. A "castaway" is an outcast or pariah. "Tenacity" is persistence, and "probity" is integrity. "Magnanimity" is a synonym for "generosity."

Example Question #360 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

INTUITION

Possible Answers:

Hunch

Bargain

Prayerfulness

Probity

Equivocation

Correct answer:

Hunch

Explanation:

To have a "hunch" is to have an intuitive or instinctive feeling about something. "Probity" is moral uprightness, while "prayerfulness" is the state of being worshipful. A "bargain" is a discount or a good deal. "Equivocation" is another word for ambivalence.

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