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

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

OSTRACIZE

Possible Answers:

Exclude

Integrate

Retain

Violate

Promote

Correct answer:

Exclude

Explanation:

To "ostracize" someone means to exclude them, so "exclude" is the correct answer.

Example Question #32 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

EMULATE

Possible Answers:

discover

damage

imitate

lessen

populate

Correct answer:

imitate

Explanation:

"Emulate" means to imitate or copy.

Example Question #33 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

EVOKE

Possible Answers:

rattle

conciliate

ignore

burrow

elicit

Correct answer:

elicit

Explanation:

"Evoke" means to elicit a response.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

CHORTLE

Possible Answers:

Laugh

Deflate

Pen

Preserve

Understand

Correct answer:

Laugh

Explanation:

"Chortle" means to chuckle gleefully, so "laugh" is the correct answer because it is the closest synonym amongst the given answer choices.

Example Question #34 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

CADGE

Possible Answers:

Benefit

Shine

Beg

Kill

Pour

Correct answer:

Beg

Explanation:

To "cadge" is to beg for something or obtain something by imposing on another's generosity, so "beg" is the correct answer because it is the answer choice closest in meaning to "cadge."

Example Question #35 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

ARROGATE

Possible Answers:

Surrender

Gasp

Claim

Wound

Measure

Correct answer:

Claim

Explanation:

"Arrogate" is a verb that means to take or claim something without justification, so "claim" is the correct answer becuase it is closest in meaning to "arrogate."

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

DENOTE

Possible Answers:

Criticize

Prescribe

Indicate

Expound

Uncover

Correct answer:

Indicate

Explanation:

"Denote" means to be a sign of, or to indicate.

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

CAJOLE

Possible Answers:

Injure

Rejuvinate

Persuade

Celebrate

Conciliate

Correct answer:

Persuade

Explanation:

"Cajole" means to persuade using coaxing and flattery.

Example Question #36 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

SURMISE

Possible Answers:

Guess

Mislead

Suppress

Expand

Dictate

Correct answer:

Guess

Explanation:

"Surmise" means to guess. "Mislead" means to decieve in order to lie. "Suppress" means forcibly put to an end. "Dictate" means to order or command. "Expand" means to maker wider or bigger.

Example Question #37 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

ABDICATE

Possible Answers:

Resign

Display

Ascend

Portray

Execute

Correct answer:

Resign

Explanation:

"Abdicate" means to resign or to step down from a throne. "Ascend" means to climb or go upwards. "Execute" means to carry out. "Display" means to show or exhibit. "Portray" means to show or depict something.

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