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

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

FOREBODE

Possible Answers:

Chill

Abandon

Impede

Warn

Attest

Correct answer:

Warn

Explanation:

"Forebode" means to warn of. "Abandon" means to leave or give up on. "Impede" means to delay or block. "Attest" means to provide clear evidence of the truth of something. "Chill" means to make colder

Example Question #42 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

SIMPER

Possible Answers:

Develop

Characterize

Simplify

Participate

Smile

Correct answer:

Smile

Explanation:

"Simper" means to smirk or to smile. "Simplify" means to make easier or clearer. "Characterize" means to describe the features of something or someone. "Develop" means to grow or expand. "Participate" means to take part in.

Example Question #43 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

VILIFY

Possible Answers:

Hinder

Praise

Disparage

Express

Pillage

Correct answer:

Disparage

Explanation:

"Vilify" means to disparage. "Praise" is an antonym of "vilify"; it means to show approval or admiration for. "Pillage" means to steal or loot. "Hinder" means to impede or halt. "Express" means to communicate.

Example Question #44 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

SUPPLICATE

Possible Answers:

Prove

Rule

Chisel

Handle

Beg

Correct answer:

Beg

Explanation:

"Supplicate" means ask humbly or beg. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "supplicate": "chisel" means chip material away from; "rule" means govern over; "handle" means deal with or cope with; and "prove" means demonstrate

Example Question #45 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

GALVANIZE

Possible Answers:

Bribe

Stabilize

Incite

Churn

Dig

Correct answer:

Incite

Explanation:

"Galvanize" means to stimulate or to startle into sudden action, so "incite," a verb that means drive to action, is the correct answer. None of the other words are close in meaning to "galvanize": "stabilize" means to steady; "dig" means to excavate; "churn" means to agitate; and "bribe" means to corrupt by giving money.  

Example Question #46 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

ENTHRALL

Possible Answers:

Pacify

Quarrel

Captivate

Distract

Decide

Correct answer:

Captivate

Explanation:

"Enthrall" means capture the attention of or captivate, so "captivate" is the correct answer. "Decide" means choose among two or more options. "Quarrel" means dispute or fight. "Pacify" means make calm or make peaceful. "Distract" means divert or prevent someone or something from paying full attention to something.

Example Question #47 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

SPOIL

Possible Answers:

Pamper

Erode

Accelerate

Abridge

Frustrate

Correct answer:

Pamper

Explanation:

"Spoil" means pamper or coddle, so "pamper" is the correct answer. "Frustrate" means disappoint or block something from happening. "Erode" means wear away. "Accelerate" means go faster. "Abridge" means shorten or cut out parts of a text.

Example Question #48 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

PERJURE

Possible Answers:

Demolish

Entertain

Lie

Cooperate

Discredit

Correct answer:

Lie

Explanation:

"Perjure" means lie under oath, so "lie" is the correct answer. "Discredit" means harm someone's or something's reputation. "Entertain" means amuse or provide a person with some type of enjoyment. "Demolish" means destroy. "Cooperate" means work with others to accomplish a common goal.

Example Question #49 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

JEER

Possible Answers:

to ignite

to mock

to obstruct

to imply

to notify

Correct answer:

to mock

Explanation:

"Jeer" means to ridicule or to mock. "Notify" means to tell or inform someone of something. "Obstruct" means to prevent or to block. "Imply" means to hint or suggest without stating directly. "Ignite" means to light up or set on fire.

Example Question #50 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

PARDON

Possible Answers:

Imply

Wane

Delude

Forgive

Bloat

Correct answer:

Forgive

Explanation:

"Pardon" means to forgive. "Delude" means to trick or deceive. "Wane" means to lessen or decrease. "Bloat" means to become larger or swollen from a liquid. "Imply" means to infer ot hint at without stating directly.

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