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 #31 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

MAVERICK

Possible Answers:

Resurrection

Cloak

Rebel

Gait

Stupor

Correct answer:

Rebel

Explanation:

A "maverick" is a rebel or non-conformist.

Example Question #32 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

PUNDIT

Possible Answers:

Critic

Mammal

Treasury

Formality

Error

Correct answer:

Critic

Explanation:

A "pundit" is a critic or an expert.

Example Question #33 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

SENTINEL

Possible Answers:

Stature

Fabrication

Guard

Emotion

Cavern

Correct answer:

Guard

Explanation:

A "sentinel" is a guard.

Example Question #34 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

CONSTITUENT

Possible Answers:

Voter

Chuckle

Villain

Question

Commandment

Correct answer:

Voter

Explanation:

A "constituent" is a voter or a part of a whole.

Example Question #35 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

COQUETTE

Possible Answers:

Stamp

Diagram

Revelation

Flirt

Worth

Correct answer:

Flirt

Explanation:

A "coquette" is a woman who flirts.

Example Question #36 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

CONNOISSEUR

Possible Answers:

Falsehood

Decay

Expert

Aviator

Combination

Correct answer:

Expert

Explanation:

A "connoisseur" is a person with special knowledge or appreciation of a field. The best answer choice is "expert."

Example Question #37 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

CADRE

Possible Answers:

Squad

Optimism

Conveyance

Response

Exertion

Correct answer:

Squad

Explanation:

A "cadre" is a group of qualified, professional military servicemen that trains new units. The best answer is "squad."

Example Question #31 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

HERMIT

Possible Answers:

Contamination

Lethargy

Synopsis

Recluse

Socialite

Correct answer:

Recluse

Explanation:

"Hermit" is a recluse or a person who lives alone. "Socialite" is the antonym; it means a person who is well-known and popular and enjoys social events. "Synopsis" is a summary or overview. "Contamination" means the pollution or adulteration of something. "Lethargy" means exhaustion or sluggishness.

Example Question #38 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

BROKER

Possible Answers:

Dealer

Jailer

Criminal

Prisoner

Misfit

Correct answer:

Dealer

Explanation:

The words "broker" and "dealer" are synonyms. They are used to refer to people who negotiate sales or deals. The other words do not share this meaning.

Example Question #39 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

SLEUTH

Possible Answers:

Criminal

Vagabond

Soldier

Entrepreneur

Detective

Correct answer:

Detective

Explanation:

"Sleuth" and "detective" are synonyms. An "entrepreneur" is a businessperson. A "vagabond" is someone who wanders without a fixed home. A "soldier" fights in an army, and a "criminal" commits illegal acts.

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