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 #111 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

ANTAGONIZE

Possible Answers:

Calibrate

Oppose

Persuade

Order

Delay

Correct answer:

Oppose

Explanation:

To "antagonize" is to dispute with, oppose, or irritate.

Example Question #112 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

BESMIRCH

Possible Answers:

Terrify

Misunderstand

Recuperate

Ordain

Dishonor

Correct answer:

Dishonor

Explanation:

To "besmirch" is to soil or dishonor.

Example Question #113 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

ABNEGATE

Possible Answers:

Pressure

Work

Renounce

Bald

Celebrate

Correct answer:

Renounce

Explanation:

To "abnegate" is to deny oneself something (such as a right or convenience), or to renounce something.  

Example Question #114 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

SCRUTINIZE

Possible Answers:

Close

Examine

Galvanize

Threaten

Polish

Correct answer:

Examine

Explanation:

To "scrutinize" is to examine with careful attention.

Example Question #115 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

PERSECUTE

Possible Answers:

Gallop

Surrender

Quantify

Harass

Sleep

Correct answer:

Harass

Explanation:

To "persecute" is to harass or oppress.

Example Question #115 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

PRATTLE

Possible Answers:

Earn

Radiate

Babble

Endorse

Pervade

Correct answer:

Babble

Explanation:

To "prattle" is to talk in a foolish or simple-minded way. The best answer choice is "babble."

Example Question #116 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

PROMULGATE

Possible Answers:

Prevent

Sever

Morph

Declare

Induce

Correct answer:

Declare

Explanation:

To "promulgate" is to make known publicly. The best answer choice is "declare."

Example Question #117 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

DISCOMFIT

Possible Answers:

Neutralize

Behave

Validate

Educate

Confuse

Correct answer:

Confuse

Explanation:

To "discomfit" is to confuse, embarrass, or frustrate the plans of.

Example Question #118 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

ABROGATE

Possible Answers:

Theorize

Watch

Abolish

Mobilize

Decay

Correct answer:

Abolish

Explanation:

To "abrogate" is to formally or officially abolish.

Example Question #119 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

ADJURE

Possible Answers:

Command

Excuse

Loathe

Strike

Try

Correct answer:

Command

Explanation:

To "adjure" is to earnestly urge or command someone to do something.

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