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 #81 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

REIGN (noun)

Possible Answers:

incumbency

precipitation

wit

vindication

carriage

Correct answer:

incumbency

Explanation:

"Reign" (as a noun) refers to the period of time someone holds an office, or their incumbency.

Example Question #1211 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

TRIBUTE

Possible Answers:

finery

accolade

lottery

secretion

tinder

Correct answer:

accolade

Explanation:

A "tribute" is a statement or gift that shows gratitude, or an accolade.

Example Question #1212 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

CONSUMPTION

Possible Answers:

coincedence

meal

protocol

expending

marvel

Correct answer:

expending

Explanation:

"Consumption" means the using up or expending of a resource.

Example Question #1213 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

ADDENDUM

Possible Answers:

sale

postscript

confusion

violence

tedium

Correct answer:

postscript

Explanation:

An "addendum" is an item of extra material, or a postscript.

Example Question #1214 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

ANTAGONISM

Possible Answers:

hostility

miniature

dearth

ideology

fracture

Correct answer:

hostility

Explanation:

"Antagonism" means hostility or opposition.

Example Question #1215 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

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

SECESSION

Possible Answers:

Parcel

Withdrawal

Arrest

Attention

Lullaby

Correct answer:

Withdrawal

Explanation:

"Secession" is the act of withdrawing from an organization or union, so "withdrawal" is the correct answer because it is the answer choice closest in meaning to "secession."

Example Question #1216 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

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

AVOCATION

Possible Answers:

Fashion

Hobby

Dread

Discipline

Validation

Correct answer:

Hobby

Explanation:

An "avocation" is a diversion that one does in addition to one's principal job, usually done for fun. So, "hobby" is the correct answer because it is the answer choice closest in meaning to "avocation."

Example Question #1217 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Synonyms: choose the word closest in meaning to the word in question.

CHICANERY

Possible Answers:

Yawn

Trickery

Combination

Etiquette 

Empowerment

Correct answer:

Trickery

Explanation:

"Chicanery" means deception or trickery, so "trickery" is the correct answer.

Example Question #1218 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Synonyms: choose the word closest in meaning to the word in question.

SOPHISTRY

Possible Answers:

Market

Silence

Vision

Deception

Animation

Correct answer:

Deception

Explanation:

"Sophistry" is defined as reasoning that seems true but is actually false, usually intending to deceive or mislead someone. So, the best answer choice is the word "deception."

Example Question #1219 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Synonyms: choose the word closest in meaning to the word in question.

ACRIMONY

Possible Answers:

Revival

Shard

Conversation

Bitterness

Sleep

Correct answer:

Bitterness

Explanation:

"Acrimony" means bitterness, so "bitterness" is the correct answer.  

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