ISEE Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

RUE

Possible Answers:

Study

Gather

Regret

Smell

Correct answer:

Regret

Explanation:

The word "rue" means feel sorrow. "Regret," which means feel sorrow over a loss or a poor decision, is the best choice. Considering the other choices, "smell" means detect the scent of, "gather" means collect, and "study" means gather information about.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

RELISH

Possible Answers:

Dislike

Burden

Hide

Enjoy

Gamble

Correct answer:

Enjoy

Explanation:

"Relish," when used as a verb, means appreciate greatly, so the answer choice closest in meaning to "relish" is "enjoy," which is a verb meaning take pleasure in. Considering the other answer choices, "dislike" is a verb meaning not enjoy or not like, "burden," when used as a verb, means give someone a thing or a task that causes them undue stress and worry, and "hide" is a verb meaning go to a location in order not to be seen or noticed.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

RUE

Possible Answers:

Lament

Battle

Leach

Redden

Implore

Correct answer:

Lament

Explanation:

"Rue" is a difficult word to figure out if you aren't familiar with it, as it's too short to be able to lend much help with roots. You may have heard the expression "rue the day," which people who speak a very formal English use when making threats. To "rue" means to lament or regret something. Don't confuse with the unrelated word "roué," which means a sexually immoral man.

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

GALL

Possible Answers:

Remote 

Annoy 

Debilitating 

Placate 

Choleric 

Correct answer:

Annoy 

Explanation:

When used as a transitive verb, to "gall" means to annoy or to make someone angry. It can also be used as a noun, in which case it means boldness or audacity. So, "annoy" is the correct answer. To help you, "debilitating" means greatly weakening, "choleric" means bad-tempered, and to "placate" means to calm or to soothe.

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

FRET

Possible Answers:

Worry 

Allow 

Explain 

Prohibit 

Permit 

Correct answer:

Worry 

Explanation:

To "fret" means to worry, so "worry" is the correct answer. To help you, "permit" and "prohibit" are antonyms of one another; that means that they have opposite meanings. Also, to "permit" means to allow, and to "prohibit" means to ban.

Example Question #6 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

RUE

Possible Answers:

Abhor 

Admire 

Suspend 

Desire 

Regret

Correct answer:

Regret

Explanation:

"Rue" means to feel regret for or to feel sorrow about a past action. To further help you, "desire" means want; "admire" means appreciate; "abhor" means hate or detest; "suspend" means pause.

Example Question #7 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

ADORE

Possible Answers:

Iterate

Complain

Explain

Annoy

Love

Correct answer:

Love

Explanation:

"Adore" is a verb meaning like very much, so the answer choice closest in meaning is "love," a verb meaning feel deep affection for when referring to a person or to people, or more informally and when not being used to refer to people, like a great deal. Considering the other answer choices, none are close in meaning to "adore": "complain" is a verb meaning express dissatisfaction about something; "annoy" is a verb meaning pester or bother; and "explain" is a verb meaning clarify in detail.

Example Question #7 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

PETRIFY

Possible Answers:

Kill

Terrify 

Destroy

Capture

Portray 

Correct answer:

Terrify 

Explanation:

To "petrify" someone or something means to severely frighten, scare or terrify him, her, or it, so "terrify" is the correct answer.

Example Question #8 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

PACIFY

Possible Answers:

Calm

Forgive

Widen

Admire

Correct answer:

Calm

Explanation:

"Pacify" means make peaceful or quiet, so "calm" is the best match.

Example Question #9 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

PLACATE

Possible Answers:

Put

Calm

Show

Look

Correct answer:

Calm

Explanation:

The word "placate" means calm down. The best choice is "calm" (used as a verb) because it is a part of the definition of "placate."

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