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 #61 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

REFUGE

Possible Answers:

Schoolhouse

Asylum

Campground

Abode

Aviary

Correct answer:

Asylum

Explanation:

A "refuge" is a sanctuary or asylum, a safe place to stay. An "abode" is a home (for people), while an "aviary" is a structure that houses birds. A "schoolhouse" is a building in which people (usually children) are educated. While "refugees" are often seen at campsites, a "campground" is not necessarily a "refuge."

Example Question #62 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

MELEE

Possible Answers:

Meal

Treaty

Skirmish

Roadway

Document

Correct answer:

Skirmish

Explanation:

A "melee" is a brawl or a physical fight. A "treaty," on the other hand, is a peace agreement. A "meal" is something eaten (breakfast, lunch, or dinner), and a "document" is a piece of paper on which there is writing or text. A "roadway" is a street or path.

Example Question #63 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

ABODE

Possible Answers:

Creature

Portrait

Home

Retort

Monster

Correct answer:

Home

Explanation:

An "abode" is a home or domicile. A "portrait" is a painting or photograph of a person. A "retort" is a response or a reply. A "creature" is an animal, occasionally an imaginary or monstrous one.

Example Question #64 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

FRACAS

Possible Answers:

Victory

Labyrinth

Timber

Voyage

Disturbance

Correct answer:

Disturbance

Explanation:

A "fracas" is a disturbance of the peace, usually because of a small physical fight. "Timber" and "lumber" are synonyms, as are "voyage" and "journey." A "labyrinth" is a maze, and a "victory" is a triumph.

Example Question #65 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

Choose the word or set of words that best completes the following sentence.

BRAWL

Possible Answers:

Scandal

Abode

Domicile

Skirmish

Duplicity

Correct answer:

Skirmish

Explanation:

A "brawl" or a "skirmish" is a fight or quarrel. A "scandal" is an outrageous event. "Abode" and "domicile" both mean home, and "duplicity" means dishonesty.

Example Question #66 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

Choose the word or set of words that best completes the following sentence.

TIMBER

Possible Answers:

Lumber

Paucity

Ecstasy

Iniquity

Asylum

Correct answer:

Lumber

Explanation:

"Timber" and "lumber" are both raw wood for building. An "asylum" is a refuge or sanctuary for people, and "ecstasy" is euphoria or extreme happiness. "Paucity" means "scarcity," and "iniquity" is evil.

Example Question #67 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

Choose the word or set of words that best completes the following sentence.

EDIFICE

Possible Answers:

Acumen

Building

Redundancy

Dissent

Clarity

Correct answer:

Building

Explanation:

"Edifice" is another word for a building or an architectural structure. "Dissent" is disagreement, and "clarity" is clearness. "Redundancy" is excessive repetition. "Acumen" is another word for sharpness, cleverness, or shrewdness.

Example Question #68 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

Choose the word or set of words that best completes the following sentence.

EXPEDITION

Possible Answers:

Hegemony

Equivocation

Voyage

Brawl

Ambivalence

Correct answer:

Voyage

Explanation:

"Expedition" and "voyage" are both synonyms for journey. A "brawl" is a physical fight, and "hegemony" means supremacy. "Equivocation" and "ambivalence" are both synonyms for unclearness.

Example Question #69 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

HARBINGER

Possible Answers:

Omen

Expedition

Fracas

Bigotry

Abode

Correct answer:

Omen

Explanation:

A "harbinger" is an omen, a sign predicting the future. An "expedition" is a journey, an "abode" is a home, and "fracas" is a brawl or a fight. "Bigotry" is bias or prejudice.

Example Question #70 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

CICATRIX

Possible Answers:

Scar

Temerity

Adroitness

Laceration

Notoriety

Correct answer:

Scar

Explanation:

A "cicatrix" (plural: "cicatrices") is a "scar." A "laceration" is a cut, which is related to but not synonymous with "cicatrix." "Notoriety" is infamy, and "adroitness" is skill or expertise. "Temerity" means audacity, boldness, or nerve.

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