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 #41 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

RESURRECT

Possible Answers:

Terminate

Review

Control

Revive

Hone

Correct answer:

Revive

Explanation:

Resurrect means to restore or revive.

Example Question #42 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

COMPRISE

Possible Answers:

Advise

Consist

Disagree

Share

Formulate

Correct answer:

Consist

Explanation:

Comprise means to consist of.

Example Question #43 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

EXPLOIT

Possible Answers:

Mistake

Overcome

Charge

Take advantage of

Propel

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 #44 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

OPT

Possible Answers:

Shun

Rotate

Bounce

Choose

Preserve

Correct answer:

Choose

Explanation:

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

Example Question #45 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

MANEUVER

Possible Answers:

Category

Device

Tactic

Hat

Cylinder

Correct answer:

Tactic

Explanation:

maneuver is a carefully planned scheme or tactic.

Example Question #46 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

EXCEL

Possible Answers:

Fail

Mimic

Prepare

Shine

Decry

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 #46 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

REMUNERATE

Possible Answers:

Pay

Recede

Impersonate

Elude

Live

Correct answer:

Pay

Explanation:

To "remunerate" is to pay.

Example Question #47 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

RELEGATE

Possible Answers:

Evade

Lighten

Demote

Energize

Dupe

Correct answer:

Demote

Explanation:

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

Example Question #48 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

ABANDON

Possible Answers:

Cherish

Relinquish

Absorb

Maintain

Forget

Correct answer:

Relinquish

Explanation:

"Abandon" means to relinquish or give up.

Example Question #49 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

FLOUT

Possible Answers:

Precipitate

Violate

Comply

Defend

Champion

Correct answer:

Violate

Explanation:

"Flout" means to defy or violate.

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