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 #41 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

BUREAU 

Possible Answers:

Table

Tape

Calligraphy

Agency

Tact

Correct answer:

Agency

Explanation:

bureau is an office or agency.

Example Question #42 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

LUCRE

Possible Answers:

Power

Greed

Loot

Notoriety

Fame

Correct answer:

Loot

Explanation:

“Lucre” is a noun that means “money, especially when gained in a dishonorable manner,” so we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like “money.” “Loot” is a word that when used as a noun can mean “property taken from an enemy in war,” “stolen money or valuables,” or informally, “money; wealth.” Because “loot” is the answer choice closest in meaning to “lucre,” “loot” is the correct answer.

Example Question #43 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

REALM

Possible Answers:

Ruler

Fortress

City

Land

Town

Correct answer:

Land

Explanation:

“Realm” is a noun that can mean “a kingdom” or “a field or domain of activity or interest,” so we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like “a kingdom” or “a field of activity or interest.” That means that “ruler” cannot be the correct answer, because while a ruler might rule over a kingdom, “ruler” does not mean the same thing as “kingdom.” “Land,” however, when used as a noun, can mean “a country,” and because “land” is the answer choice closest in meaning to “realm,” “land” is the correct answer.

Example Question #43 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

BURSARY

Possible Answers:

Messenger 

Rhythm 

Patience 

Marriage

Treasury

Correct answer:

Treasury

Explanation:

A "bursary" is a treasury of an institution.

Example Question #44 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

CONTUSION

Possible Answers:

Bruise

Reptile

Standard

Instrument

Suspension

Correct answer:

Bruise

Explanation:

A "contusion" is a bruise.

Example Question #45 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

VIGNETTE

Possible Answers:

Resolution

Dialogue

Wave

Vermin

Illustration

Correct answer:

Illustration

Explanation:

A "vignette" is a small illustration or a decorative design.

Example Question #46 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

FISSURE

Possible Answers:

Accomplishment

Crack

Sorrow

Vogue

Grandeur

Correct answer:

Crack

Explanation:

A "fissure" is a crack, especially in a rock. The Latin root word, "fissus," means split.

Example Question #47 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

CONFLAGRATION

Possible Answers:

Fire

Apparel

Pessimism

Audacity

Speech

Correct answer:

Fire

Explanation:

A "conflagration" is a large, destructive fire.

Example Question #48 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

HOVEL

Possible Answers:

Performance

Allegory

Campaign

Shed

Occupation

Correct answer:

Shed

Explanation:

A "hovel" is an open shed or a very small, humble house.

Example Question #49 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

HAMLET

Possible Answers:

Nourishment

Goblin

Village

Stage

Antonym

Correct answer:

Village

Explanation:

A "hamlet" is a small village.

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