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The SSAT is a systematized test to assess the abilities of students pursuing to join the school. This test measures the basic verbal, math, and reading skills students need for outstanding performance. This quiz has been created to test your Vocabulary words which are frequently suggested for study when preparing for the SSAT. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Ratify

    • A.

      To approve, usually a law

    • B.

      To support

    • C.

      Unclear

    • D.

      Without shape

    • E.

      Nomadic, constantly moving

    Correct Answer
    A. To approve, usually a law
    Explanation
    The word "ratify" means to officially approve or confirm, typically in the context of a law or agreement. When something is ratified, it is given formal approval and becomes legally binding. This word is often used in the context of governments or organizations formally accepting and adopting laws or treaties.

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  • 2. 

    Sustain

    • A.

      To approve, usually a law

    • B.

      To support

    • C.

      Unclear

    • D.

      Without shape

    • E.

      Nomadic, constantly moving

    Correct Answer
    B. To support
    Explanation
    The word "sustain" means to support or uphold something. It implies providing assistance or encouragement to ensure the continuation or success of something. In the context of the given options, "to support" is the most fitting explanation for the word "sustain".

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  • 3. 

    Ambiguous

    • A.

      To approve, usually a law

    • B.

      To support

    • C.

      Unclear

    • D.

      Without shape

    • E.

      Nomadic, constantly moving

    Correct Answer
    C. Unclear
    Explanation
    The word "ambiguous" means unclear or having multiple possible interpretations. This answer accurately reflects the meaning of the word, as it is synonymous with "unclear."

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  • 4. 

    Amorphous

    • A.

      To approve, usually a law

    • B.

      To support

    • C.

      Unclear

    • D.

      Without shape

    • E.

      Nomadic, constantly moving

    Correct Answer
    D. Without shape
    Explanation
    The word "amorphous" means without shape. This implies that something is formless or lacking a defined structure. It can be used to describe objects or substances that do not have a specific shape or form. In the context of the question, if something is described as amorphous, it means it does not have a distinct shape.

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  • 5. 

    Itinerant

    • A.

      To approve, usually a law

    • B.

      To support

    • C.

      Unclear

    • D.

      Without shape

    • E.

      Nomadic, constantly moving

    Correct Answer
    E. Nomadic, constantly moving
    Explanation
    The word "itinerant" refers to someone or something that is constantly moving or traveling from place to place. This word is often used to describe a nomadic lifestyle or occupation, where individuals do not have a fixed location and are always on the move. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "nomadic, constantly moving."

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  • 6. 

    Panacea (noun)

    • A.

      A solution for all life's ill

    • B.

      Added complication

    • C.

      A selection of wonders

    • D.

      A colourful view

    Correct Answer
    A. A solution for all life's ill
    Explanation
    The word "panacea" refers to a solution that can cure or solve all of life's problems or difficulties. It is often used metaphorically to describe something that is seen as a universal remedy or cure-all. In this context, "a solution for all life's ill" means that panacea is a remedy or solution that can address any problem or difficulty that one may encounter in life.

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  • 7. 

    Colubrine (adj.)

    • A.

      Of or relating to acid

    • B.

      Of or relating to snakes

    • C.

      Of or relating to rodents

    • D.

      Of or relating to sour fruits

    Correct Answer
    B. Of or relating to snakes
    Explanation
    The word "colubrine" is derived from the Latin word "coluber" which means snake. Therefore, the correct answer is "Of or relating to snakes."

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  • 8. 

    Epexegesis (noun)

    • A.

      The construction of a philosophy on matter

    • B.

      The extraction of metal from an ore

    • C.

      Adding a phrase or clause to a sentence to explain further

    • D.

      The creation of tears (crying)

    Correct Answer
    C. Adding a phrase or clause to a sentence to explain further
    Explanation
    The correct answer is adding a phrase or clause to a sentence to explain further. Epexegesis refers to the act of providing additional clarification or explanation by adding a phrase or clause to a sentence. It is commonly used in writing or speaking to elaborate on a particular point or to provide further context to the main idea. This term is often used in the field of linguistics and rhetoric.

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  • 9. 

    Ungulate (noun)

    • A.

      An unstable material (e.g. jelly)

    • B.

      A mammal with hooves

    • C.

      An ungrateful guest in a household

    • D.

      A less evolved form of primate

    Correct Answer
    B. A mammal with hooves
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A mammal with hooves." An ungulate is a type of mammal that has hooves, such as horses, cows, and deer. This characteristic distinguishes them from other mammals that have different types of feet or paws. The other options provided in the question are incorrect and do not accurately define what an ungulate is.

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  • 10. 

    Loquacious (adj.)

    • A.

      Talkative

    • B.

      Attractive

    • C.

      Curvaceous

    • D.

      Witty

    Correct Answer
    A. Talkative
    Explanation
    The word "loquacious" refers to someone who is talkative or prone to talking a lot. It describes a person who enjoys engaging in conversation and tends to speak at length. This word does not have any connection to attractiveness, being curvaceous, or being witty. Therefore, the correct answer is "talkative."

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  • 11. 

    Empyrean (adj.)

    • A.

      Of or relating to horses

    • B.

      Of or relating to farmlands

    • C.

      Of or relating to the heavens

    • D.

      Of or related to chemistry

    Correct Answer
    C. Of or relating to the heavens
    Explanation
    The word "empyrean" is often used in literature and poetry to refer to the highest part of the heavens or the celestial realm. It is associated with the idea of divine or celestial beings and is often used to describe a sense of transcendence or spiritual significance. Therefore, the correct answer "Of or relating to the heavens" accurately captures the meaning and connotation of the word.

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  • 12. 

    Vicissitude (noun)

    • A.

      Geographic co-ordinate placing an east-west position on a map

    • B.

      A change in situation or fortune, often unwelcome

    • C.

      Expression of favour towards a person

    • D.

      A static position, unchanging

    Correct Answer
    B. A change in situation or fortune, often unwelcome
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A change in situation or fortune, often unwelcome." Vicissitude refers to a change or alteration in circumstances or fortune, typically in a negative or unwelcome way. It implies a fluctuation or variation in one's situation or condition, suggesting that things can change unexpectedly and unpredictably.

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