SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, or Location

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Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

CONGEAL

Possible Answers:

gather

pardon

thicken

melt

populate

Correct answer:

thicken

Explanation:

"Congeal" means to solidify, or thicken.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters

SABOTAGE

Possible Answers:

transform

repel

damage

mystify

fling

Correct answer:

damage

Explanation:

Sabotage means to deliberately destroy or damage something.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters

PROPEL

Possible Answers:

consume

push

curve

yell

study

Correct answer:

push

Explanation:

Propel means to drive or push something, usually forwards

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

AUGMENT

Possible Answers:

limit

critique

consume

hinder

supplement

Correct answer:

supplement

Explanation:

Augment means to increase or to supplement.

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

LANGUISH

Possible Answers:

frustrate

deteriorate

talk slowly

curtail

promote

Correct answer:

deteriorate

Explanation:

"Languish" means to lose vitality or deteriorate.

Example Question #6 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

ABRIDGE. 

Possible Answers:

Frighten 

Invoke 

Shorten 

Advise 

Scold

Correct answer:

Shorten 

Explanation:

To “abridge” something means to shorten something, as in “the movie was abridged for television.” For clarification, "to invoke" means to call upon an authority for support or assistance; "scold" means to tell off, castigate.

Example Question #7 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

Synonyms: find the words that match most closely.

REIN

Possible Answers:

Populate

Constrain

Prevail

Underscore

Fly

Correct answer:

Constrain

Explanation:

To "rein" is to restrict or constrain something. "Reign" (with a "g") means to prevail.

Example Question #8 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

BEAR

Possible Answers:

protect

growl

quote

support

change

Correct answer:

support

Explanation:

"Bear" means to support or carry.

Example Question #9 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

RETREAT

Possible Answers:

withdraw

knock over

peruse

mobilize

contain

Correct answer:

withdraw

Explanation:

"Retreat" means to move back or withdraw.

Example Question #10 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

ROMP

Possible Answers:

drop

yowl

play

condemn

overcome

Correct answer:

play

Explanation:

"Romp" means to play energetically or roughly.

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