ISEE Lower Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance and Sensory Imagery

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Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance And Sensory Imagery

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

Gorgeous

Possible Answers:

Intelligent

Gentle

Ugly

Ill-mannered

Beautiful

Correct answer:

Beautiful

Explanation:

"Gorgeous" means beautiful.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance And Sensory Imagery

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

CONSPICUOUS

Possible Answers:

Invisible

Noticeable

Terrifying

Ordinary

Correct answer:

Noticeable

Explanation:

"Conspicuous" means standing out so as to be clearly visible. "Noticeable," which means able to be easily noticed, is the best synonym of "conspicuous," so "noticeable" is the correct answer.

 

Incorrect answers:

"Invisible" means not able to be seen. It is an antonym of "conspicuous," which means clearly visible, so it is incorrect.

"Ordinary" means having no special or unusual features or normal, as in the sentence, "My house looks ordinary and doesn't stand out among the other houses in my neighborhood."

"Terrifying" means causing a feeling of extreme fear, as in the sentence, "I have a fear of heights, so while I thought that the Grand Canyon was beautiful from a distance, I found it terrifying when I stood at the edge and looked down."

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance And Sensory Imagery

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

VISIBLE

Possible Answers:

Vision

Cloudy

Noticeable

Permeable

Correct answer:

Noticeable

Explanation:

"Visible" means able to be seen. The best choice is "noticeable," which means able to be noticed. Something that is "noticeable" can be seen. Considering the other choices, "permeable" means full of small holes so certain things may pass through"cloudy" means not clear, and "vision" is sight. Even though "vision" is related to "visible," it is a noun while "visible" is an adjective. Since "noticeable" is both close in definition to "visible" and an adjective, it is the best choice.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance And Sensory Imagery

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

EXQUISITE

Possible Answers:

Crude

Grotesque

Rough

Stunning

Correct answer:

Stunning

Explanation:

"Exquisite" and "stunning" mean beautiful, or beautifully made. "Crude" and "rough" can mean vulgar or badly made. "Grotesque" means ugly. If you can figure out that "crude" and "rough" are synonyms and "grotesque" means ugly, you should be able to deduce that "stunning" is a synonym of "exquisite," even if you don't know what "exquisite" means.

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance And Sensory Imagery

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

RAVISHING

Possible Answers:

Homely

Bland

Hideous

Stunning

Correct answer:

Stunning

Explanation:

"Ravishing," an adjective that is usually used to describe a person, means gorgeous or enchantingly lovely in appearance. So, "stunning," which implies that something or someone is surprisingly beautiful, is the best choice here. "Homely" and "hideous" both refer to the opposite situation: something that is "homely" is plain in an unattractive way, and a "hideous" object is very ugly or gross-looking. "Bland," which means tasteless or boring, is also very different from "ravishing."

Example Question #6 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance And Sensory Imagery

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

PRISTINE

Possible Answers:

Gentlemanly

Princesslike

Untouched

Comparable

Correct answer:

Untouched

Explanation:

The word "pristine" means untouched. The best choice is "untouched" because it is a part of the definition of "pristine." Considering the other choices, "princesslike" means having the characteristics of a princess, "gentlemanly" means having the characteristics of a gentleman or polite, and "comparable" means able to be compared.

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance And Sensory Imagery

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

MURKY

Possible Answers:

Gloomy

Clear

Cold

Shiny

Painted

Correct answer:

Gloomy

Explanation:

"Murky" is an adjective that means very dark or foggy or not completely understood; so, we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like foggy or not understood. "Gloomy" means dark and depressing, so "gloomy" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "murky" and the correct answer.

Example Question #8 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance And Sensory Imagery

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

AUDIBLE

Possible Answers:

Self-propelled

Loud and clear

Understood

Deaf

Correct answer:

Loud and clear

Explanation:

The word "audible" means able to be heard. "Loud and clear" is the best choice as it not only means able to be heard, but also is the only choice that refers to something that can be heard. 

Example Question #9 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance And Sensory Imagery

Synonyms: Choose the answer that most closely matches the word in capital letters.

AUDIBLE

Possible Answers:

Able to be seen 

Able to be eaten 

Able to be tasted

Able to be touched 

Able to be heard 

Correct answer:

Able to be heard 

Explanation:

"Audible" means able to be heard. To further help you, able to be seen can be expressed using the word “visible.” Able to be eaten can be expressed using the word “edible.”

Example Question #6 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance And Sensory Imagery

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

TANGIBLE

Possible Answers:

Scented

Tasty

Touchable

Visible

Audible

Correct answer:

Touchable

Explanation:

"Tangible" means able to be physically felt or touched, so "touchable" is the correct answer.

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