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 #1170 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

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

LEVITY.

Possible Answers:

Suspicion

Lightheartedness 

Misery 

Degradation

Darkness 

Correct answer:

Lightheartedness 

Explanation:

“Levity” means humor or lightheartedness. For clarification, degradation is a synonym for poverty and squalor.

Example Question #1171 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

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

BREVITY. 

Possible Answers:

Discordant 

Pithiness 

Eternal 

Mellifluous

Volatile 

Correct answer:

Pithiness 

Explanation:

“Brevity” means briefness or the quality of being terse. This is most similar in meaning to pithiness, which means brief and to the point. For clarification, discordant means lacking harmony; mellifluous means smooth sounding; volatile means unstable; eternal means everlasting.

Example Question #1172 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

RETINUE

Possible Answers:

income

jewelry

entourage

practice

fundamentals

Correct answer:

entourage

Explanation:

A "retinue" is a group of advisers and assistants that accompanies someone, similar to an entourage.

Example Question #1173 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

DIN

Possible Answers:

precipice

turbulence

racket

float

food

Correct answer:

racket

Explanation:

A "din" is loud noises or a racket.

Example Question #1174 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

IMPULSE

Possible Answers:

compulsion

proclamation

apprehension

rapidity

bargain

Correct answer:

compulsion

Explanation:

An "impulse" is a sudden urge, desire, or compulsion to do something.

Example Question #1175 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

PATRONAGE

Possible Answers:

combat

sponsorship

artistry

authority

multitude

Correct answer:

sponsorship

Explanation:

"Patronage" is support given by a patron, or sponsorship.

Example Question #1176 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Synonyms

Ruse

Possible Answers:

Anxiety

Hedonist

Trick

Agreement

Model

Correct answer:

Trick

Explanation:

A "ruse" is a trick. A hedonist is one who seeks pleasure. A model is a good example.

Example Question #1177 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Synonyms

Penchant

Possible Answers:

Noxious

Hostile

Tendency

Mandatory

Sluggish

Correct answer:

Tendency

Explanation:

"Penchant" means tendency. Noxious means toxic; mandatory means required; sluggish means slow-moving; and hostile means threatening.

Example Question #1178 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

BENEDICTION

Possible Answers:

festivity

falsehood

blessing

gratitude

obstacle

Correct answer:

blessing

Explanation:

"Benediction" is the bestowing of a blessing.

Example Question #1179 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

SANCTITY

Possible Answers:

artistry

cognate

righteousness

plurality

reversal

Correct answer:

righteousness

Explanation:

"Sanctity" refers to the state of being holy, or righteousness.

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