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 #21 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

CANINE

Possible Answers:

Dog

Foundation

Tribute

Epidemic

College

Correct answer:

Dog

Explanation:

"Canine" is a word that can be used as either a noun or an adjective; because all of the answer choices are nouns, we will need to consider "canine" as a noun. When used as a noun, "canine" means a dog, so "dog" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "canine" or "dog": a "college" is a university or a school of higher learning; a "foundation" is the base of a structure or a starting point; a "tribute" is something done to show appreciation or respect for another; and an "epidemic" is a widespread disease or illness.

Example Question #22 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

Synonyms: choose the answer closest in meaning to the word in question.

TORRENT

Possible Answers:

Allegiance

Debris

Aroma

Stalemate

Deluge

Correct answer:

Deluge

Explanation:

"Torrent" is a deluge or overflow of water. "Aroma" is a smell. "Stalemate" is a position in which neither party can advance or move forward. "Debris" is waste or trash. "Allegiance" means loyalty or faithfulness to a person or cause.

Example Question #23 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

Synonyms: choose the answer closest in meaning to the word in question.

BOUNTY

Possible Answers:

Quarrel

Cache

Candor

Vegetation

Loot

Correct answer:

Loot

Explanation:

"Bounty" means loot, money, or something of value. "Vegetation" means plants or crops. "Cache" is a stash of items stored away. "Candor" means honesty. "Quarrel" means argument or fight.

Example Question #24 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

Synonyms: choose the answer closest in meaning to the word in question.

APERTURE

Possible Answers:

Opening

Florist

Agility

Artifact

Cellar

Correct answer:

Opening

Explanation:

"Aperture" is an opening or hole. "Artifact" is a relic or an object of significant importance. "Florist" is a person who cares for and sells flowers. "Agility" means quickness. "Cellar" is a room below a home and is usually used to store wine.

Example Question #25 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

Synonyms: choose the answer closest in meaning to the word in question.

CACHE

Possible Answers:

Stash

Fidelity

Elation

Remark

Catastrophe

Correct answer:

Stash

Explanation:

"Cache" is a stash of something stored or hidden away. "Catastrophe" means a disaster or event causing great damage. "Fidelity" means loyalty or faithfulness. "Elation" means great happiness or joy. "Remark" means a comment or a mention.

Example Question #26 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

Synonyms: choose the answer closest in meaning to the word in question.

RAVINE

Possible Answers:

Abduction

Foe

Gorge

Antidote

Resignation

Correct answer:

Gorge

Explanation:

"Ravine" means a deep gorge. "Antidote" is a medicine or treatment that counteracts or neutralizes a poison. "Foe" is an opponent or enemy. "Abduction" is a kidnapping. "Resignation" is the act of giving up a job or position.

Example Question #27 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

Synonyms: choose the answer closest in meaning to the word in question.

EFFIGY

Possible Answers:

Epidemic

Oration

Invective

Statue

Plethora

Correct answer:

Statue

Explanation:

"Effigy" is a statute or sculpture of a person. "Invective" is a verbal attack. "Epidemic" is a widespread disease. "Oration" is a formal speech. "Plethora" means abundant or plentiful.

Example Question #28 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

CUSP

Possible Answers:

Plant

Plain

Sign

Star

Edge

Correct answer:

Edge

Explanation:

The "cusp" of something is the point or end of it. The best choice is "edge," since it has the same meaning. All of the other choices are unrelated in meaning.

Example Question #29 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

CITADEL

Possible Answers:

Fortress

Savior

Team

Print 

Chemical

Correct answer:

Fortress

Explanation:

A “citadel” is a fortress that commands a city, so "fortress" is the correct answer. None of the other answers are close in meaning to “citadel”. “Savior” means rescuer. “Chemical” means a purified substance, element, or compound. “Team” means group or crew. A “print” is a pattern or a reproduction.

Example Question #30 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

HULL

Possible Answers:

River

Mistake

Shell

Pastry

Safety

Correct answer:

Shell

Explanation:

A “hull” is a shell or covering. It can also mean the main body of a vessel. So, "shell" is the correct answer. None of the other answers are close in meaning to “hull”. “Safety” means protection. “Mistake” means error. A “pastry” is a type of food that consists of baked dough. A “river” is a large stream of water.

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