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 #11 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

ABASE.

Possible Answers:

Demean 

Suggest 

Connote

Dispel 

Allude 

Correct answer:

Demean 

Explanation:

“Abase” describes the action of belittling someone, making them feel demeaned or degraded. The correct answer is “demean.” For clarification, "allude" is a synonym for suggest; "connote" is similar in meaning to imply and is from the same etymology as connotation; "dispel" means disperse or to get rid of a thought from your mind.

Example Question #12 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

RATIOCINATE.

Possible Answers:

Mock 

Think 

Speak 

Elope 

Eat 

Correct answer:

Think 

Explanation:

To “ratiocinate” means to think or argue logically. It has the same prefix as rational. For clarification, "elope" describes when a couple runs away together to be married; "mock" means make fun of.

Example Question #13 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

ACCEDE.

Possible Answers:

Suspect 

Wily

Agree

Nominate 

Promote 

Correct answer:

Agree

Explanation:

To “accede” to something means to agree to a demand; so the correct answer is “agree.” For clarification, "wily" means sneaky.

Example Question #14 : Synonyms: Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

DUB

Possible Answers:

handle

provoke

call

entrust

threaten

Correct answer:

call

Explanation:

"Dub" means to give an unofficial nickname or to call someone something.

Example Question #15 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

OBFUSCATE.

Possible Answers:

Confuse 

Impossible

Amalgamation

Demonstrate

Suspend 

Correct answer:

Confuse 

Explanation:

To “obfuscate” is to make something unclear or obscure, to confuse. For clarification, suspend means postpone, stop; amalgamation refers to a union, particularly a business merger.

Example Question #16 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

REDACT. 

Possible Answers:

Edit 

Join 

Comply

Purport 

Incite 

Correct answer:

Edit 

Explanation:

To "redact" something means to edit, or improve it. For clarification, comply means to agree or allow; incite means provoke; purport means claim.

Example Question #17 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

Gibe

Possible Answers:

Taunt

Randomize

Tour

Counsel

Clean

Correct answer:

Taunt

Explanation:

To "gibe" is to taunt or to mock.

Example Question #18 : Synonyms: Verbs

Synonyms

Reiterate

Possible Answers:

Infuse

Clarify

Disrupt

Relieve

Repeat

Correct answer:

Repeat

Explanation:

"Reiterate" means to repeat. Infuse means to inject; disrupt means to interrupt; and clarify means to make clear.

Example Question #19 : Synonyms: Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

DISCLOSE

Possible Answers:

pursue

reveal

exit

withdraw

risk

Correct answer:

reveal

Explanation:

To "disclose" something means to make it known or reveal it.

Example Question #20 : Synonyms: Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

CHAMPION

Possible Answers:

advocate

innovate

rebel

delight

scandalize

Correct answer:

advocate

Explanation:

To "champion" something is to advocate for it.

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