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 #399 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

RESURRECT

Possible Answers:

Revive

Terminate

Review

Hone

Control

Correct answer:

Revive

Explanation:

Resurrect means to restore or revive.

Example Question #400 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

COMPRISE

Possible Answers:

Formulate

Share

Disagree

Advise

Consist

Correct answer:

Consist

Explanation:

Comprise means to consist of.

Example Question #401 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

EXPLOIT

Possible Answers:

Mistake

Propel

Charge

Overcome

Take advantage of

Correct answer:

Take advantage of

Explanation:

Exploit means to make full use of something, often in a selfish way, or to take advantage of someone.

Example Question #402 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

OPT

Possible Answers:

Shun

Rotate

Choose

Bounce

Preserve

Correct answer:

Choose

Explanation:

Opt means to make a choice from a range of possibilities, or to choose.

Example Question #403 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

MANEUVER

Possible Answers:

Device

Category

Tactic

Cylinder

Hat

Correct answer:

Tactic

Explanation:

maneuver is a carefully planned scheme or tactic.

Example Question #404 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

EXCEL

Possible Answers:

Prepare

Decry

Mimic

Fail

Shine

Correct answer:

Shine

Explanation:

“Excel” is a verb that means “be exceptionally good at an activity or subject,” so we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like “be exceptionally good at something.” That means that “fail” cannot be the correct answer, because “fail” means “to be unsuccessful,” making it an antonym, not a synonym, of “excel.” “Shine,” however, is a word that when used as a verb, can mean “to be very talented or perform very well,” and because “shine” is the answer choice closest in meaning to “excel,” “shine” is the correct answer.

Example Question #405 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

REMUNERATE

Possible Answers:

Elude

Live

Impersonate

Recede

Pay

Correct answer:

Pay

Explanation:

To "remunerate" is to pay.

Example Question #406 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

RELEGATE

Possible Answers:

Energize

Lighten

Evade

Dupe

Demote

Correct answer:

Demote

Explanation:

To "relegate" is to demote or assign to an inferior position.

Example Question #407 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

ABANDON

Possible Answers:

Absorb

Maintain

Relinquish

Cherish

Forget

Correct answer:

Relinquish

Explanation:

"Abandon" means to relinquish or give up.

Example Question #408 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

FLOUT

Possible Answers:

Champion

Defend

Violate

Comply

Precipitate

Correct answer:

Violate

Explanation:

"Flout" means to defy or violate.

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