SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns for People

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #91 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

APOTHECARY

Possible Answers:

Bumpkin

Outlaw

Charlatan

Pharmacist

Mercenary

Correct answer:

Pharmacist

Explanation:

An "apothecary" is an old-fashioned "pharmacist" or herbalist. A "charlatan" is a trickster or a hack, and a "bumpkin" is a crude, rustic person. A "mercenary" is a soldier-for-hire, a brigand. An "outlaw" is someone on the run from the law, a fugitive.

Example Question #92 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

MENDICANT

Possible Answers:

Nomad

Beggar

Hustler

Debtor

Pugilist

Correct answer:

Beggar

Explanation:

The noun "mendicant" means beggar, person who lives on the street and begs for money. Additionally, a "pugilist" is a fighter, a boxer; a "nomad" is someone who wanders from place to place, without a permanent home; a "debtor" is someone who owes money; a "hustler" is someone who tricks people out of money.

Example Question #93 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

CHARLATAN

Possible Answers:

Curate

Pariah

Wraith

Quack

Cleric

Correct answer:

Quack

Explanation:

A "charlatan" is a "quack," a swindler. A "pariah" is an outcast, and a "cleric" is a religious leader. Similarly, a "curate" is a clergyman. A "wraith" is a ghost, a phantom.

Example Question #94 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

ADJUDICATOR

Possible Answers:

Glutton

Villain

Maverick

Judge

Educator

Correct answer:

Judge

Explanation:

An "adjudicator" is a "judge," an arbiter. A "glutton" is someone who overeats, and a "maverick" is a nonconformist. An "educator" is a teacher. A "villain" is an evil person.

Example Question #95 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

TRUANT

Possible Answers:

Charlatan

Assistant

Idolater

Runaway

Interpreter

Correct answer:

Runaway

Explanation:

A "truant" is a "runaway," a delinquent. An "idolater" is a person who worships idols. An "assistant" is a helper, a deputy, an underling. An "interpreter" is a translator, and a "charlatan" is a fraud or quack.

Example Question #96 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

LIBERTINE

Possible Answers:

Philanderer

Accomplice

Liberal

Chaplain

Mendicant

Correct answer:

Philanderer

Explanation:

A "libertine" is a "philanderer," a casanova, a rake. This is not the same thing as a "liberal," a person who holds social beliefs opposite from a conservative. A "chaplain" is a member of the clergy. A "mendicant" is a beggar. An "accomplice" is a helper or accessory.

Example Question #97 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

SURROGATE

Possible Answers:

Murderer

oculist

Sylph

Substitute

Speechmaker

Correct answer:

Substitute

Explanation:

A "surrogate" is a stand-in, proxy, or "substitute." A "murderer" is a killer, and an "orator" is a speechmaker. "Oculist" is an old-fashioned word for ophthalmologist or eye doctor. A "sylph" is a sprite or fairy.

Example Question #98 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

ARBITER

Possible Answers:

Tyro

Lackey

Judge

Aficionado

Neophyte

Correct answer:

Judge

Explanation:

"Arbiter" is another word for arbitrator or "judge." A "neophyte" is a tyro or beginner. "Lackey" is a synonym for flunky, assistant, or servant. "Aficionado" is a synonym for "connoisseur."

Example Question #99 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

MILLINER

Possible Answers:

Granary

Sorcerer

Artisan

Hatmaker

Employee

Correct answer:

Hatmaker

Explanation:

A "milliner" is someone who makes hats. A "granary" is not a person at all but rather a facility for storing grain. A "sorcerer" is a wizard, and an "employee" is a worker. "Artisan" is a synonym for "craftsman" or "craftswoman."

Example Question #100 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

UNDERLING

Possible Answers:

Scoundrel

Monarch

Vagabond

Mendicant

Lackey

Correct answer:

Lackey

Explanation:

An "underling" is a flunky, "lackey," or servant. A "monarch," on the other hand, is a ruler. A "vagabond" is a wanderer. A "mendicant" is a beggar, and a "scoundrel" is a scamp or a rogue.

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