SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, and Understanding

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

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Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

INCITE

Possible Answers:

encourage

capitilize

enclose

follow

uproot

Correct answer:

encourage

Explanation:

"Incite" means to stir up or encourage, often regarding unlawful behavior.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

LAUD

Possible Answers:

conform

challenge

praise

correct

provoke

Correct answer:

praise

Explanation:

"Laud" means to praise highly.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters

ACCEDE

Possible Answers:

leave

place

wonder

imitate

consent

Correct answer:

consent

Explanation:

Accede means to agree to a demand or to consent to something.

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters

BICKER

Possible Answers:

create

fly

argue

stabalize

nitpick

Correct answer:

argue

Explanation:

Bicker means to argue about small things

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters

EXALT

Possible Answers:

map

construct

worship

exile

draw

Correct answer:

worship

Explanation:

Exalt means to hold someone/something in high regard, or to worship.

Example Question #6 : Synonyms: Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

DETER

Possible Answers:

translate

taunt

block off

discourage

mediate

Correct answer:

discourage

Explanation:

Deter means to discourage someone from doing something.

Example Question #7 : Synonyms: Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

DISCERN

Possible Answers:

condone

PERCEIVE

distill

participate

threaten

Correct answer:

PERCEIVE

Explanation:

"Discern" means to recognize or perceive something.

Example Question #8 : Synonyms: Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

COMPREHEND

Possible Answers:

arrest

scour

rotate

catch

understand

Correct answer:

understand

Explanation:

"Comprehend" means to understand.

Example Question #9 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

CASTIGATE. 

Possible Answers:

Consider

Scold 

Improve 

Conclude

Remember 

Correct answer:

Scold 

Explanation:

To “castigate” someone means to scold or tell them off.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

BILK. 

Possible Answers:

Deceive

Suspend 

Relax

Enlist 

Meander 

Correct answer:

Deceive

Explanation:

“Bilk” is a transitive verb used to describe the action of cheating somebody through tricks and deception. The correct answer is “deceive.” For clarification, “deceive” means to trick someone; "enlist" means to sign-up; "meander" is slow, steady, indirect movement (like that of a river).

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