SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

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Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

ESCHEW

Possible Answers:

avoid

contemplate

exchange

violate

belong

Correct answer:

avoid

Explanation:

"Eschew" means to avoid using something.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

FOIST

Possible Answers:

dramatize

cater to

impose on

gesticulate

redact

Correct answer:

impose on

Explanation:

"Foist" means to impose an unwelcome person or thing on someone.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

LIBERATE

Possible Answers:

fight

release

contain

clean

lie

Correct answer:

release

Explanation:

"Liberate" means to free or release someone from a situation.

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

REAR

Possible Answers:

jump

pass

catapult

turn around

raise

Correct answer:

raise

Explanation:

"Rear" (as a verb) means to bring up or raise something.

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

WHET. 

Possible Answers:

Purpose

Stimulate 

Meander 

Postpone

Nonsense 

Correct answer:

Stimulate 

Explanation:

“Whet” is a transitive verb that describes the action of stimulating something. For clarification, postpone means suspend; meander is a type of slow movement characterized by indirectness, such as in a river.

Example Question #6 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

RECTIFY.

Possible Answers:

Mollify 

Cancel

Indoctrinate

Fix 

Will

Correct answer:

Fix 

Explanation:

To "rectify" something means to fix it. For clarification, indoctrinate means to instruct or teach through propaganda; mollify means to assuage, or calm.

Example Question #7 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

INFLICT

Possible Answers:

strike

relax

impose

stand out

herald

Correct answer:

impose

Explanation:

"Inflict" means to impose something unpleasant on someone.

Example Question #8 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

PRESIDE

Possible Answers:

perfect

criticize

conduct

foretell

acclaim

Correct answer:

conduct

Explanation:

"Preside" means to be in the position of authority at a gathering, or to conduct a meeting.

Example Question #9 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

NURTURE

Possible Answers:

Reward

Inspire

Care for

Neglect

Contemplate

Correct answer:

Care for

Explanation:

To "nurture" something means to care for it, so "care for" is the correct answer.

Example Question #10 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

SUBDUE

Possible Answers:

Petition

Survive

Validate

Quash

Surge

Correct answer:

Quash

Explanation:

"Subdue" means to quash or crush. "Surge" means a gush or outpouring. "Survive" means to continue to live. "Petition" means a request that usually has the signature and support of many people. "Validate" means to check the accuracy of something.

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