SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Synonyms: Suffixes from Anglo-Saxon

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Suffixes From Anglo Saxon

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

LIFELESS

Possible Answers:

Intimidating

Abundant

Insane

Deceased

Adept

Correct answer:

Deceased

Explanation:

"Lifeless" means dead or deceased. "Abundant" means a lot or plentiful. "Intimidating" means causing fear or terror in a person. "Insane" means crazy or mentally ill. "Adept" means very skilled in something.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Suffixes

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

SLAVISH. 

Possible Answers:

Significant 

Haughty 

Juxtapose

Mollify 

Servile 

Correct answer:

Servile 

Explanation:

“Slavish” means slave-like, as in slave-ish, and unoriginal or mindless. This is most similar in meaning to servile which means servant-like, obedient. For clarification, haughty means arrogant; mollify means calm; juxtapose mean compare and contrast.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Suffixes From Anglo Saxon

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

ABODE

Possible Answers:

Residue

Abound

Above

Residence

Abolition

Correct answer:

Residence

Explanation:

The words "abode" and "residence" are synonymous nouns referring to domiciles. The other words do not have meanings that are well aligned with that of "abode."

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