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 #21 : Synonyms: Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

ABJURE

Possible Answers:

prosecute

balance

renounce

charge

relegate

Correct answer:

renounce

Explanation:

To "abjure" means to renounce something.

Example Question #22 : Synonyms: Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

INVOKE

Possible Answers:

extract

cite

perform

affix

flaunt

Correct answer:

cite

Explanation:

"Invoke" means cite or appeal to something.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

PROPOUND

Possible Answers:

choose

offer

condemn

conciliate

proceed

Correct answer:

offer

Explanation:

"Propound" means to put forward or offer for consideration.

Example Question #21 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

Accede

Possible Answers:

to argue

to cavort

to agree

to disagree

to pester

Correct answer:

to agree

Explanation:

"Accede" means to agree; to argue is to fight or disagree; to disagree is to argue or have differing opinions; to pester means to irritate; and to cavort means to frolic or have fun.

Example Question #22 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

Concoct

Possible Answers:

to diminish

to raze

to invent

to fabricate

to enrage

Correct answer:

to invent

Explanation:

"Concoct" is to make up or invent; to raze is to destroy; to enrage is to make angry; to diminish is to lessen; and to fabricate is to lie.

Example Question #23 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

Repudiate

Possible Answers:

to criticize

to extol

to subsist

to concede

to reject

Correct answer:

to reject

Explanation:

"Repudiate" is to reject; to subsist is to live; to extol is to praise; to criticize is to find fault; and to concede is to accept or give up;

Example Question #26 : Synonyms: Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

ACQUIT

Possible Answers:

fire

quash

mediate

propose

exonerate

Correct answer:

exonerate

Explanation:

"Acquit" means to clear someone from criminal charge, or to exonerate.

Example Question #27 : Synonyms: Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

COMMISERATE

Possible Answers:

vindicate

rationalize

console

verify

occupy

Correct answer:

console

Explanation:

"Commiserate" means to sympathize, or console.

Example Question #28 : Synonyms: Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

INVEIGH

Possible Answers:

conciliate

participate

congregate

load

denounce

Correct answer:

denounce

Explanation:

"Inveigh" means to write or speak about something with hostility, or to denounce.

Example Question #29 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

ENLIGHTEN

Possible Answers:

Befriend

Inform

Revise

Question

Shield

Correct answer:

Inform

Explanation:

To "enlighten" someone means to inform them, so "inform" is the correct answer.

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