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 #51 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

AVIATOR

Possible Answers:

Cleric

Acolyte

Pilot

Entrepreneur

Lunatic

Correct answer:

Pilot

Explanation:

An "aviator" is someone who flies planes for a living, a pilot. An "entrepreneur" is a businessperson. A "lunatic" is a madman or madwoman. An "acolyte" is a follower or aide, often of a powerful religious figure. A "cleric" is a religious leader.

Example Question #52 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

PEDAGOGUE

Possible Answers:

Brigand

Zealot

Victor

Teacher

Orator

Correct answer:

Teacher

Explanation:

A "pedagogue" is someone who teaches. An "orator" is someone who delivers speeches. A "zealot" is a fanatic, and a "brigand" is a robber. "Victor" and "winner" are synonyms.

Example Question #53 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

NOMAD

Possible Answers:

Vagabond

Homebody

Orator

Accountant

Pastor

Correct answer:

Vagabond

Explanation:

A "nomad" is someone with no fixed home. This is an antonym of "homebody," someone who is very rooted to his or her dwelling. An "accountant" is someone who works with finance and numbers for a living, and a "pastor" is a Christian minister. An "orator" is someone who makes speeches.

Example Question #54 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

ORATOR

Possible Answers:

Speechmaker

Specter

Emissary

Artisan

Wraith

Correct answer:

Speechmaker

Explanation:

An "orator" is someone who delivers speeches. An "artisan" is a craftsman, and an "emissary" is an ambassador. "Wraith" and "specter" are both synonyms for ghost.

Example Question #55 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

ENTREPENEUR

Possible Answers:

Chaplain

Medic

Salesman

Aviator

Businessperson

Correct answer:

Businessperson

Explanation:

An "entrepreneur" is a businessperson, usually one who takes risks to invest in new ideas. Many "salespeople" act as or are involved with "entrepreneurs," but the two are not necessarily synonymous. A "medic" is someone who performs medicine. A "chaplain" is someone who performs religious duties. An "aviator" is a pilot.

Example Question #56 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

INTERPRETER

Possible Answers:

Translator

Politician

Scholar

Orator

Programmer

Correct answer:

Translator

Explanation:

An "interpreter" is someone who translates languages for other people. An "orator" is a speechmaker, and a "politician" is someone involved with the running of governments. A "programmer" typically writes computer or machinery programs. While "scholars" of language may be "translators" as well, the two words are not synonymous.

Example Question #51 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

DULLARD

Possible Answers:

Scoundrel

Florist

Ignoramus

Wag

Tyro

Correct answer:

Ignoramus

Explanation:

A dullard" is a dunce, ignoramus, or stupid person. A "florist" sells flowers, and a "wag" is a wit, someone who is mischievous and funny. A "tyro" is a novice; a "scoundrel" is a rogue.

Example Question #58 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

FUGITIVE

Possible Answers:

Chef

Vagabond

Rogue

Outlaw

Damsel

Correct answer:

Outlaw

Explanation:

A "fugitive" is an outlaw, someone on the run from the law. A "vagabond" is a nomad or a wanderer, and a "chef" is a professional cook. A "damsel" is an old-fashioned term for a maiden or a young girl. A "rogue" is another word for a scoundrel. Many "fugitives" are "scoundrels," but the two words are not directly synonymous, merely related.

Example Question #101 : Synonyms

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

ARTISAN

Possible Answers:

Craftsperson

Beggar

Ambassador

Friar

Mendicant

Correct answer:

Craftsperson

Explanation:

An "artisan" is someone who makes things skillfully by hand: a craftsman or craftswoman. A "mendicant" is another name for a beggar. A "friar," like a "monk," is a member of a religious order. An "ambassador" is another name for an emissary.

Example Question #60 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

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

CURATE

Possible Answers:

Clergyman

Colonel

Lector

Brigadier

Cantor

Correct answer:

Clergyman

Explanation:

A "curate" is a member of the clergy, usually a religious assistant to a minister. A "cantor" is a singer, and a "lector" is a reader, particularly in a church setting. A "brigadier" and a "colonel" are both ranks for military officers.

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