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 #188 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

MAUSOLEUM

Possible Answers:

Tomb

Division

Counsel

Stubbornness

Spice

Correct answer:

Tomb

Explanation:

A "mausoleum" is a large, magnificent tomb.

Example Question #232 : Synonyms

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

DELUGE

Possible Answers:

Flood

Addition

Treasury

Journey

Happiness

Correct answer:

Flood

Explanation:

A "deluge" is a flood, or anything that overwhelms.

Example Question #191 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

CONDUIT

Possible Answers:

Propensity

Injury

Hedonist

Pipe

Residence

Correct answer:

Pipe

Explanation:

A "conduit" is a pipe; an injury is a temporary physical disability; a residence is a home; a hedonist is a person who seeks pleasure; and propensity means a tendency.

Example Question #192 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

KLAXON

Possible Answers:

Shout

Concern

Crash

Crisis

Alarm

Correct answer:

Alarm

Explanation:

A "klaxon" is a loud electric horn typically used as a warning signal. So, the best answer choice is "alarm," which means a noise that is used to warn of danger. Considering the other answer choices, "shout" means yell, "crash" means collide or impact, "concern" means worry, and "crisis" means catastrophe or emergency.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

REGALIA

Possible Answers:

Regions

Decorations

Clothes

Fancy

Royalty

Correct answer:

Decorations

Explanation:

The best answer is "decorations". The word "regalia" usually refers to royal possesions which are very decorative. They can include ceremonial clothes, designs, or emblems. "Clothes" simply refers to garments or apparel. The defining characteristic of regalia is that is is very decorative, and the word clothes does not imply this meaning. The word "regions" is unrelated, and the remaining words, "fancy" and "royalty," are words one might use when talking about "regalia," but are not "regalia" themselves. 

Example Question #193 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

MEMENTO

Possible Answers:

Toy

Bracelet

Heir

Money

Keepsake

Correct answer:

Keepsake

Explanation:

A synonym for "memento" is "keepsake," which means something special that reminds someone of something. A "bracelet" or "toy" can each be a memento, while an "heir" can be someone who inherits some type of memento, but none of these words mean "memento." The word "money" is unrelated.

Example Question #194 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

SHANTY

Possible Answers:

Messenger

Shack

Etiquette

Omen

Abyss

Correct answer:

Shack

Explanation:

"Shanty" is a shack or small hut. "Omen" is a sign or warning of the future. "Etiquette" is socially accepted manners or customs. "Messenger" is a person who delivers letters and messages. "Abyss" is a deep hole or gap.

Example Question #195 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

CAVITY.

Possible Answers:

Depth 

Void 

House 

Frank 

Filler 

Correct answer:

Void 

Explanation:

A “cavity” is a hole or hollow space (usually used to describe a hole in a tooth). The correct answer is “void” which also means emptiness, lacking in something.

Example Question #193 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

STRUCTURE

Possible Answers:

Education

Device

Tool

Edifice

Instrument

Correct answer:

Edifice

Explanation:

The words "edifice" (or building) and "structure" are synonymous nouns referring to a built object or building. The other words do not have similar meanings.

Example Question #194 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

SOLID

Possible Answers:

Coastal

Concrete

Naval

Aquatic

Marine

Correct answer:

Concrete

Explanation:

"Solid" and "concrete" are synonyms referring to objects that are firm and in an unchanging shape. The other words do not have relevant meanings. "Aquatic" and "marine" both refer to objects that are related to water. "Naval" refers to actions or objects related to the navy

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