ISEE Lower Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Location, Context, Order, and Direction

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Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Location, Context, Order, And Direction

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

CONVENTIONAL

Possible Answers:

Absurd

Abnormal

Bizarre

Usual

Ridiculous

Correct answer:

Usual

Explanation:

Conventional means traditional, normal, or usual. To further help you, the other four answer choices are all antonyms of conventional because they have the opposite meaning. Abnormal means not normal; absurd, bizarre and ridiculous all mean very weird

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Location, Context, Order, And Direction

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

AFFILIATED

Possible Answers:

Protagonist 

Partnered 

Separated

Narrator 

Antagonist 

Correct answer:

Partnered 

Explanation:

"Affiliated" means connected to or partnered with. To further help, you, the "protagonist" is the hero of the story; the "antagonist" is the villain of the story; "narrator" means storyteller

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Location, Context, Order, And Direction

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

DISTANT

Possible Answers:

Combine

Far away 

Separate

Nearby 

Blend

Correct answer:

Far away 

Explanation:

"Distant" means far away or aloof. To further help you, "blend" means mix together or combine; "separate" means not connected or not combined when used as an adjective and pull apart when used as a verb. "Separate" is an antonym of "combine" and "blend."

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Location, Context, Order, And Direction

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

BARREN

Possible Answers:

Empty 

Fertile

Fecund 

Abundant 

Full 

Correct answer:

Empty 

Explanation:

"Barren" means empty, devoid of life, or when referring to a woman, unable to have children. So, "empty" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "barren": "fecund," "fertile," and "abundant" are synonyms which all mean plentiful or producing a lot of life, so "barren" is an antonym of "fecund," "fertile," and "abundant."

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Location, Context, Order, And Direction

Synonyms: Select the word that is most nearly the same in meaning as the word in capital letters.

ISOLATED

Possible Answers:

Lonely

Tepid

Remote

Random

Correct answer:

Remote

Explanation:

Since "isolated" means far away from other places and people, "remote" is the best answer choice, since it means far away. "Lonely" is a tempting answer choice, but just because someone is "isolated" does not necessarily mean they are "lonely."

Example Question #6 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Location, Context, Order, And Direction

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

SECLUDED

Possible Answers:

Amateur 

Polymorphous 

Exquisite 

Enticing 

Private

Correct answer:

Private

Explanation:

“Secluded” means private, hidden away, sheltered. To provide further help, an “amateur” is someone who does something for fun and not for work; “enticing” means tempting; “exquisite” means lovely, perfect; “polymorphous” means taking many forms.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Location, Context, Order, And Direction

A synonym of "civic" is __________.

Possible Answers:

considerable

abnormal

detailed

unprofessional

local

Correct answer:

local

Explanation:

"Civic" is an adjective that means "of or relating to a city or town, especially its administration; municipal," or "of or relating to the duties or activities of people in relation to their town, city, or local area." So, "local" is the correct answer because "local" means "belonging or relating to a particular area or neighborhood, typically exclusively so," and is the closest synonym to "civic" amongst the listed answer choices.

Example Question #8 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Location, Context, Order, And Direction

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

Apart

Possible Answers:

Educated

Angry

Near

Distant

Happy

Correct answer:

Distant

Explanation:

"Apart" means distant from each other.

Example Question #9 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Location, Context, Order, And Direction

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

URBAN

Possible Answers:

Crowded

In the country

Spacious

In the city

Correct answer:

In the city

Explanation:

Something that is "urban" is in the city or pertains to the city. "In the city" is the best choice because it is a part of the definition of "urban." Considering the other chocies, "crowded" means having little space, "spacious" means having a lot of space, and "in the country" is the definition of rural.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Location, Context, Order, And Direction

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

URBAN

Possible Answers:

Metropolitan

Rural

Bucolic

Verdant

Simple

Correct answer:

Metropolitan

Explanation:

"Urban" means having to do with cities as opposed to the countryside. "Metropolitan" is the best match because it means relating to a large city.

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