ISEE Lower Level Verbal : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Each synonyms question is made up of a word in capital letters followed by five choices. Choose the one word that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

OMIT:

Possible Answers:

permit

exclude

include

signify

access

Correct answer:

exclude

Explanation:

To omit something is to exclude it.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

A synonym of "alternate" is __________.

Possible Answers:

bolster

take turns

make smaller

petition

accomplish

Correct answer:

take turns

Explanation:

"Alternate" is a word that, when used as a verb, means "occur in turn repeatedly," or in other words, "occurring in or forming a repeated series." Because "take turns" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "alternate," "take turns" is the correct answer.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

WALKING

Possible Answers:

Saving

Strolling

Stalling

Running

Correct answer:

Strolling

Explanation:

The correct answer is "strolling," which means walking at a slow pace. "Running" does not mean the same thing as "walking." "Stalling" and "saving" do not have to do with walking or movement. "Strolling" is the only answer that means walking

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

ABSTAIN

Possible Answers:

Quit

Absent

Strange

Dirty

Correct answer:

Quit

Explanation:

The word "abstain" means stop and/or stay away from. "Quit" is the best choice because it means stop. Considering the other chocies, "absent" is an adjective which means away from. Though the definition is similar, "absent" is inappropriate because it is an adjective, while "abstain" is a verb. The words "dirty" and "strange" are unrelated in meaning to "abstain."

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

INCUR

Possible Answers:

Enter

Acquire

Discourteous

Courteous

Correct answer:

Acquire

Explanation:

The word "incur" means acquire something unwanted. "Acquire", meaning receive, is the best choice, as it is a part of the definition of "incur." Considering the other choices, "courteous" means polite, "enter" means go in, and "discourteous" means not polite.

Example Question #6 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

MANUALLY

Possible Answers:

By machine

By man

By hand

By book

Correct answer:

By hand

Explanation:

Something that is done "manually" is done by hand. The best choice is "by hand" because it is a part of the defintion of "manually."

Example Question #7 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

EXCLUDE

Possible Answers:

Keep out

Object

Conclude

Close

Correct answer:

Keep out

Explanation:

The word "exclude" means keep something or someone out of a group or area. The best choice is "keep out," as it shares the same definition of "exclude."  Considering the other choices, "object," when used as a verb, means declare that one opposes a decision or action, "close" means shut, and "conclude" means finish or bring to an end.

Example Question #8 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

AKIN

Possible Answers:

similar

variegated

diverse

dissimilar

different

Correct answer:

similar

Explanation:

Akin means similar to, like. The other four answer choices are all synonyms of one another and all mean different.

Example Question #9 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

ESCALATE

Possible Answers:

Crave

Antagonist

Reign

Obsolete

Climb

Correct answer:

Climb

Explanation:

To "escalate" means to increase rapidly, rise, or soar. Similarly, to "climb" means to increaseincrease in altitude, or grow higher. So, "climb" is the correct answer because it is closest in meaning to "escalate." As for the other answer choices, to "crave" means to want or desire, an "antagonist" is the villain or person who works against the hero in a story, "obsolete" means old and outdated, and to "reign" means to rule like a king or a queen.

Example Question #10 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

SELDOMLY

Possible Answers:

Loudly

Solemnly

Rarely

Frequently

Correct answer:

Rarely

Explanation:

"Seldomly" means rarely or not frequently. "Rarely" is therefore the word that matches this definition. "Frequently" is the opposite of "seldomly," and "solemnly" and "loudly" are both unrelated words.

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