ISEE Lower 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

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.

CONCEAL:

Possible Answers:

display

unearth

camouflage

protect

exhibit

Correct answer:

camouflage

Explanation:

If something or someone is concealed, they are hidden from view or camouflaged.

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

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.

EVICT:

Possible Answers:

remain

remove

upkeep

delay

admit

Correct answer:

remove

Explanation:

An illustrative example with the word evict is when someone is evicted from their home.  This means that they are removed.

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

A synonym of "merge" is __________.

Possible Answers:

respect

unite

bungle

kindle

split

Correct answer:

unite

Explanation:

"Merge" is a verb that means "combine or cause to combine to form a single entity," so we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like "combine." "Split" cannot be the correct answer, then, because "split" means "break or cause to break forcibly into parts, especially into halves or along the grain," making it an antonym, not a synonym, of "merge." "Unite," however, is a verb that means "come or bring together for a common purpose or action," and because "unite" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "merge," "unite" is the correct answer.

Example Question #761 : Synonyms

A synonym of "incarcerate" is __________.

Possible Answers:

fill

jail

release

concentrate

distract

Correct answer:

jail

Explanation:

"Incarcerate" is a verb that means "imprison or confine," so we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like "imprison." "Release," then, cannot be the correct answer, because "release" means "allow or enable to escape from confinement; set free," making "release" an antonym, not a synonym, of "incarcerate." "Jail," however, when used as a verb, means "put (someone) in jail," and because "jail" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "incarcerate," "jail" is the correct answer.

Example Question #762 : Synonyms

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

Vanish

Possible Answers:

to fabricate

to calculate

to benefit

To panic

to disappear

Correct answer:

to disappear

Explanation:

"Vanish" means to disappear.

Example Question #763 : Synonyms

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

DEPLETE

Possible Answers:

Enter

Imitate

Diminish

Designate

Correct answer:

Diminish

Explanation:

"Deplete" means to use up a supply, as in the sentence, "When your food supplies become depleted, you will need to buy more."

"Diminish" is the correct answer because it means to make or become less. Both "deplete" and "diminish" have to do with a quantity becoming smaller.

 

Incorrect answers:

"Designate" means to appoint to a position, as in the sentence, "The class election was a tie, so the teacher designated a student as the class president."

"Enter" means to go into, as in the sentence, "Make sure your headlights are on when you enter the tunnel."

"Imitate" means to copy or to follow as a model, as in the sentence, "The winner of the talent show imitated a famous singer."

Example Question #764 : Synonyms

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

DISTORT

Possible Answers:

Distinguish

Change

Attract

Insult

Correct answer:

Change

Explanation:

The word "distort" means to twist out of shape. "Change" is the best option because it is the only choice that has to do with changing the shape of something else. Considering the other choices, "insult" means to be rude towards another, "distinguish" means to make different, and "attract" means to draw in

Example Question #765 : Synonyms

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

CIRCUMVENT

Possible Answers:

Round

Avoid

Wind

Assist

Correct answer:

Avoid

Explanation:

The word "circumvent" means avoid. "Avoid" is the best choice, as it is a part of the definition of circumvent. Considering the other choices, "wind" is air in motion, "round" means circular or curved, and "assist" is a verb that means help.

Example Question #766 : Synonyms

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

INCARCERATE

Possible Answers:

Important

Free

Imprison

Count

Correct answer:

Imprison

Explanation:

The word "incarcerate" means put in jail or imprison. "Imprison" is the best choice because it is a part of the definition of "incarcerate."

Example Question #767 : Synonyms

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

LIBERATE

Possible Answers:

Steal

Free

Statue

Increase

Correct answer:

Free

Explanation:

The word "liberate" means set free. The word "free" (used as a verb) is the best choice because it is a part of the definition of the word "liberate."

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