ISEE Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns for Tangible Things

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Example Question #32 : Identifying Synonyms

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

MISSIVE

Possible Answers:

Mist

Letter

Send

Miss

Correct answer:

Letter

Explanation:

A "missive" is a letter. "Letter" is the best choice as it is a part of the definition of "missive."

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

FESTIVITY

Possible Answers:

Party

Dance

Joy

Music

Correct answer:

Party

Explanation:

"Festivity" is a noun which means a happy celebration, so the answer choice closest in meaning is "party," which is a noun meaning a celebratory social gathering. Considering the other answer choices, none are close in meaning to "festivity": "dance," when used as a noun, means a specific pattern of aesthetically pleasant bodily movements set to music or a school gathering at which dancing occurs; "music" is a noun meaning specific patterns of aesthetically pleasant sounds made with (a) voice(s) and/or instrument, and "joy" is a noun meaning happiness.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

CAR

Possible Answers:

Airplane

Boat

Transportation

Automobile

Correct answer:

Automobile

Explanation:

A "car" is a vehicle with wheels that drives over land, so the answer choice closest in meaning to "car" is "automobile," as an "automobile" is a passenger vehicle with wheels. Considering the other answer choices, none are as close in meaning to "car" as is "automobile": a "boat" is a vessel that transports things on water; an "airplane" is a vessel for transporting things in air; and "transportation" is a noun meaning the thing one uses to or way in which one moves oneself or things from one place to another.

Example Question #35 : Identifying Synonyms

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

CADAVER

Possible Answers:

Administrator

Corpse 

Nurse 

Warlock 

Professor 

Correct answer:

Corpse 

Explanation:

A “cadaver” is a dead body and is most similar in meaning to a “corpse.” To provide further help, an “administrator” is someone who manages an organization; a “warlock” is a male wizard

Example Question #41 : Identifying Synonyms

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

HEMORRHAGE

Possible Answers:

Bleeding 

Crying 

Hurting 

Sprinting 

Screaming 

Correct answer:

Bleeding 

Explanation:

“Hemorrhage” means excessive bleeding or uncontrolled blood loss. It can also, less frequently, be used to describe any type of rapid loss of something

Example Question #42 : Identifying Synonyms

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

QUAGMIRE

Possible Answers:

Bog

Trap

Mine

Question

Home

Correct answer:

Bog

Explanation:

A "quagmire" is a swamp or bog. Therefore, "bog" is the correct synonym. 

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

GLOSS

Possible Answers:

Patina

Fuzziness

Laziness

Dullness

Food

Correct answer:

Patina

Explanation:

"Gloss," when used as a noun, means either "shine or luster on a smooth surface" or "a superficially attractive appearance or impression." So, we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like "shine" or "a superficial attractive appearance." "Dullness" can't be the correct answer, then, because "dullness" is the opposite of "shine or luster." "Patina," however, can mean "a gloss or sheen on wooden furniture produced by age and polishing," or "an impression or appearance of something," and because "patina" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "gloss," "patina" is the correct answer.

Example Question #44 : Identifying Synonyms

Synonyms: Select the word or phrase that best matches the word in capital letters.

HAZE

Possible Answers:

Smoke

Lost

Sharp

Fog

Maze

Correct answer:

Fog

Explanation:

"Haze" is defined as the condensed water vapor or dust in the atmosphere that reduces visibility. This is filmilar to "fog."

Example Question #45 : Identifying Synonyms

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

MAW

Possible Answers:

Prevent

Forest

Mouth

Animal

Correct answer:

Mouth

Explanation:

The word "maw" is another word for mouth. The best choice is "mouth" because it is a part of the definition of "maw." 

Example Question #46 : Identifying Synonyms

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

RUBBLE

Possible Answers:

Debris

Segments

Overflow

Excess

Treasures

Correct answer:

Debris

Explanation:

"Rubble" is the same as "debris" or wreckage. This is different than "segments" or pieces of something; "overflow" or too much of something; or "treasures" or precious commodities.

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