SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns for Tangible Things

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #181 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

STRIFE

Possible Answers:

Copse

Pandemic

Conflict

Pandemonium

Alacrity

Correct answer:

Conflict

Explanation:

"Strife" is "conflict," disagreement. It can occur on an interpersonal level or a regional or national level. "Pandemonium" means chaos, and a "pandemic" is a global epidemic. "Alacrity" is liveliness. A "copse" is a thicket or grove.

Example Question #182 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

HABERDASHERY

Possible Answers:

Hat shop

Food shop

Clothing shop

Stables

Vestment

Correct answer:

Clothing shop

Explanation:

A "haberdashery" sells fine gentlemen's clothing. A "millinery" sells hats, and any number of specialized establishments can sell particular kinds of foods. In certain contexts, a "livery" is another word for stables. A "vestment" is a garment itself, not a shop that sells garments.

Example Question #183 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

ESCARPMENT

Possible Answers:

Diatribe

Indictment

Portent

Harbinger

Cliff

Correct answer:

Cliff

Explanation:

An "escarpment" is a steep "cliff" or drop-off. Don't confuse this with an "encampment" (military camp), which sounds similar. An "indictment" is an accusation or formal legal charge. "Harbinger" and "portent" are both synonyms for omen. A "diatribe" is a rant or tirade.

Example Question #184 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

OBSEQUIES

Possible Answers:

Malady

Flattery

Burial

Harbinger

Humility

Correct answer:

Burial

Explanation:

"Obsequies" are burial rites or funerary rituals. Don't confuse this with "obsequious," which describes a flattering or fawning person. "Humility" is modesty, and a "harbinger" is an omen. A "malady" is another word for an "affliction."

Example Question #185 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

ANNALS

Possible Answers:

Records

Progeny

Nemesis

Era

Tender

Correct answer:

Records

Explanation:

"Annals" are "records" or archives, usually yearly ones. "Tender" is currency, money. A "nemesis" is an arch-rival. "Era" is another word for "epoch." "Progeny" is a synonym for "offspring."

Example Question #186 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

EQUIPOISE

Possible Answers:

Rarity

Epilogue

Dinghy

Pestilence

Balance

Correct answer:

Balance

Explanation:

"Equipoise" is a synonym for "balance." An "epilogue" is a conclusion, usually to a literary work like a novel. A "dinghy" is a small boat, and a "pestilence" is a disease. A "rarity" is something that is uncommon.

Example Question #187 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

CHARGE

Possible Answers:

Poverty

Aridity

Thrill

Retreat

Response

Correct answer:

Thrill

Explanation:

"Charge" can be used as a noun or verb and has various meanings, but in this case, the only answer choice that is a potential synonym of "charge" is "thrill." "Aridity" means dryness.

Example Question #188 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

FORTIFICATION

Possible Answers:

Intermission

Meal

Burrow

Defense

Gap

Correct answer:

Defense

Explanation:

A "fortification" is a defense built against something, such as a wall. A "burrow" is a den or tunnel, usually one dug by an animal

Example Question #189 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

BOUGH

Possible Answers:

Ode

Masonry

Wall

Opus

Branch

Correct answer:

Branch

Explanation:

A "bough" is a branch of a tree. An "opus" is a composition or an artwork. "Masonry" is stonework or brickwork. An "ode" is a type of poem that addresses something or someone directly.

Example Question #190 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

MENACE

Possible Answers:

Suspicion

Counterattack

Squall

Danger

Protection

Correct answer:

Danger

Explanation:

A "menace" is something or someone that threatens to harm a person, group, or society, so "danger" is the best answer. "Squall" is a synonym of storm.

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