SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #361 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

MATRICULATE

Possible Answers:

Ignore

Puncture

Exercise

Satisfy

Enroll

Correct answer:

Enroll

Explanation:

"Matriculate" means enroll at a college or university, so "enroll" is the correct answer. None of the other words are close in meaning to "matriculate": "satisfy" means gratify; "puncture" means pierce; "ignore" means snub or not pay attention to; and "exercise" means exert oneself.

Example Question #362 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

AMELIORATE

Possible Answers:

Improve

Nominate

Retort

Agitate

Tailor

Correct answer:

Improve

Explanation:

"Ameliorate" is a verb that means to improve or to make more bearable. So, "improve" is the correct answer because it is the answer choice closest in meaning to "ameliorate."

Example Question #11 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

STIFLE

Possible Answers:

Terminate

Restrain

Disclose

Comprehend

Precipitate

Correct answer:

Restrain

Explanation:

"Stifle" means to restrain from doing something. "Disclose" means to reveal or say something unknown to others. "Comprehend" means to understand. "Precipitate" means to cause something to happen suddenly. "Terminate" means to end.

Example Question #12 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

SUBLIMATE

Possible Answers:

divert

fall

obliterate

revel

express

Correct answer:

divert

Explanation:

Sublimate means to channel or divert impulses into more culturally accepted actions.

Example Question #13 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

FARE

Possible Answers:

hinder

transform

cope

linger

pay

Correct answer:

cope

Explanation:

"Fare" (as a verb) means to get on, cope, or manage.

Example Question #14 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

REFRAIN

Possible Answers:

collide

repeat

market to

sing

abstain from

Correct answer:

abstain from

Explanation:

"Refrain" means to stop oneself from doing something, or to abstain from it.

Example Question #15 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

CONTEND

Possible Answers:

face

glide

partake

tutor

please

Correct answer:

face

Explanation:

"Contend" means to struggle to surmount a difficulty, to cope with something, or to face a challenge.

Example Question #16 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

ENDURE

Possible Answers:

appease

curse

impose

tolerate

mortify

Correct answer:

tolerate

Explanation:

"Endure" means to undergo something unpleasant, or tolerate it.

Example Question #17 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

ADHERE

Possible Answers:

divide

craft

abide

pander

swell

Correct answer:

abide

Explanation:

To "adhere" to something is to abide by it, or believe in a follow the practices of it.

Example Question #18 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

FALTER

Possible Answers:

Demonstrate

Hesitate

Brag

Captivate

Proceed

Correct answer:

Hesitate

Explanation:

"Falter" means to hesitate. "Proceed" means to begin or to continue with an action. "Demonstrate" means to show. "Captivate" means to attract or capture one's attention. "Brag" means to boast. These incorrect answers are not related to "falter" in meaning.

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