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 Questions

Example Question #101 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

DELUDE

Possible Answers:

Dream

Drown

Remove

Trick

Convince

Correct answer:

Trick

Explanation:

To "delude" someone is to trick them, deceive them, or lie to them.

Example Question #102 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

DISPARAGE

Possible Answers:

Waste

Scatter

Frighten

Separate

Insult

Correct answer:

Insult

Explanation:

To "disparage" someone or something is to speak badly of it, insult it, or put it down.

Example Question #103 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

ADMONISH

Possible Answers:

Support 

Rebuke 

Nourish 

Assist 

Provide 

Correct answer:

Rebuke 

Explanation:

“Admonish” is a transitive verb that means to rebuke somebody mildly, but earnestly. “Support” and “assist” are antonyms.

Example Question #104 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

BABBLE

Possible Answers:

March

Prattle

Slide

Balloon

Conquer

Correct answer:

Prattle

Explanation:

Babble means to talk quickly and incomprehensibly, or to prattle

Example Question #105 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

VERIFY

Possible Answers:

Adhere

Generate

Strike down

Normalize

Substantiate

Correct answer:

Substantiate

Explanation:

Verify means to confirm or substantiate a claim.

Example Question #106 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

ATTRIBUTE

Possible Answers:

Report

Transport

Accredit

Adhere

Bind

Correct answer:

Accredit

Explanation:

Attribute means to regard something as being caused by something/someone, or to accredit it to something/someone.

Example Question #107 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

VENERATE

Possible Answers:

Downgrade

Beautify

Honor

Misuse

Clarify

Correct answer:

Honor

Explanation:

"To venerate" is to honor or treat with reverence.

Example Question #108 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

EDIFY

Possible Answers:

Avoid

Instruct

Stretch

Deceive

Apologize

Correct answer:

Instruct

Explanation:

To "edify" is to instruct or to enlighten.

Example Question #109 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

INDICT

Possible Answers:

Collaborate

Outline

Dismiss

Accuse

Pile

Correct answer:

Accuse

Explanation:

To "indict" someone is to formally accuse him or her of a crime.

Example Question #110 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

DELIBERATE

Possible Answers:

Curse

Survey

Eliminate

Apprehend

Reflect

Correct answer:

Reflect

Explanation:

To "deliberate" is to reflect or think carefully about.

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