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 #21 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

CHARLATAN

Possible Answers:

Villain

Informant

Fake

Fool

Hero

Correct answer:

Fake

Explanation:

"Charlatan" is a noun that means "a person falsely claiming to have a special knowledge or skill; a fraud." So, we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like "fraud." Since "fake" is a synonym of "fraud" and none of the answer choices are close in meaning to "fraud," "fake" is the correct answer.

Example Question #22 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

FRAUD

Possible Answers:

Leader

Worker

Cheat

Prayer

Balloon

Correct answer:

Cheat

Explanation:

A fraud is a person or thing that intentionally deceives others, or a cheat.

Example Question #23 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

MANIAC

Possible Answers:

Clerk

Authority

Madman

Friend

Restriction

Correct answer:

Madman

Explanation:

maniac is a person who has wild or extreme behavior, or a madman.

Example Question #24 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

CONSULTANT

Possible Answers:

Yearning

Collection

Herb

Adviser

Athlete

Correct answer:

Adviser

Explanation:

consultant is someone who provides expert advice, or an adviser.

Example Question #25 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

NOMINEE

Possible Answers:

Character

Artist

Leader

Distraction

Contender

Correct answer:

Contender

Explanation:

nominee is a person who is nominated as a candidate for something, or a contender.

Example Question #26 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

DISSIDENT

Possible Answers:

Vandal

Curator

Marauder

Objector

Authority

Correct answer:

Objector

Explanation:

A dissident is a person who opposes a policy, or an objector.

Example Question #27 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

MENTOR

Possible Answers:

Liquid

Guide

Freshness

Judgment

Opponent

Correct answer:

Guide

Explanation:

mentor is an adviser or guide.

Example Question #28 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

ALUMNI

Possible Answers:

Mystery

Graduates

Tact

Freedom

Counselor

Correct answer:

Graduates

Explanation:

Alumni are graduates from a school.

Example Question #29 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

PARIAH

Possible Answers:

Guide

Eloquence

Retention

Treaty

Outcast

Correct answer:

Outcast

Explanation:

A "pariah" is a social outcast.

Example Question #30 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

WAYFARER

Possible Answers:

Thesaurus

Traveler

Honor

Progression

Release

Correct answer:

Traveler

Explanation:

A "wayfarer" is a traveler, especially one who journeys by foot.

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