ISEE Upper Level Verbal : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, and Understanding

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for ISEE Upper Level Verbal

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Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

HONOR

Possible Answers:

accept

repudiate

revere

solace

portend

Correct answer:

revere

Explanation:

Repudiate means to reject, solace is peace, and portend means to predict. The word that is a synonym of honor is revere. 

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Verbs

Answer the following sample question by selecting the word that is most nearly the same in meaning as the word in capital letters.

CAPITULATE

Possible Answers:

fawn

waver

concede

occlude

emulate

Correct answer:

concede

Explanation:

"Capitulate" means to concede or surrender. "Emulate" means to copy the actions of someone or something. "Fawn" means to serve or ingratiate oneself to another. "Occlude" means to block or prevent. "Waver" means to shift back and forth or be indecisive

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

CHIDE

Possible Answers:

censor

endure

entangle

scold

Correct answer:

scold

Explanation:

To "chide" someone is to express disapproval or to scold. Chiding is a relatively-mild form of correction; harsher criticism might warrant a stronger verb like "rebuke," "castigate," or "upbraid."

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

Answer the following question by selecting the word that is most nearly the same in meaning as the word in capital letters.

CADGE

Possible Answers:

bungle

incite

antagonize

scrounge

confound

Correct answer:

scrounge

Explanation:

"Cadge" and "scrounge" both mean to beg. "Antagonize" means to cause a problem or oppose. "Bungle" means to blunder or mess up. "Confound" means to confuse or astonish. "Incite" means to encourage or provoke.

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

Answer the following question by selecting the word that is most nearly the same in meaning as the word in capital letters.

FEIGN

Possible Answers:

laud

pacify

juxtapose

oscillate

bluff

Correct answer:

bluff

Explanation:

"Feign" and "bluff" both mean to pretend or fake. "Juxtapose" means to place side by side for comparison. "Laud" means to give acclaim or praise. "Oscillate" means to move in a side-to-side motion. "Pacify" means to calm or soothe

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

Answer the following question by selecting the word that is most nearly the same in meaning as the word in capital letters.

CAPITULATE

Possible Answers:

censure

disdain

concede

callous

disentangle

Correct answer:

concede

Explanation:

"Capitulate" and "concede" both mean to surrender or give in. "Disdain" means hate or indifference. "Disentangle" means to unwind or disconnect"Callous" means to make cruel or insensitive. "Censure" means to condemn or criticize severely

Example Question #6 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

Answer the following question by selecting the word that is most nearly the same in meaning as the word in capital letters. 

ACCENT

Possible Answers:

lambaste

cadge

emphasize

disavow

disabuse

Correct answer:

emphasize

Explanation:

"Accent" and "emphasize" both mean to place importance or significance. "Disavow" means to reject or contradict. "Lambaste" means to punish or beat. "Cadge" means to beg or scrounge. "Disabuse" means to free from belief

Example Question #7 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

Answer the following question by selecting the word that is most nearly the same in meaning as the word in capital letters.

MINCE

Possible Answers:

disabuse

flounce

reveal

exact

misconstrue

Correct answer:

flounce

Explanation:

"Mince" and "flounce" both mean to pose or put on airs. "Reveal" means to disclose or tell. "Disabuse" means to free from belief. "Misconstrue" means to get a wrong or false impression. "Exact" means to demand or call for.

Example Question #8 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

Answer the following question by selecting the word that is most nearly the same in meaning as the word in capital letters.

FULMINATE

Possible Answers:

berate

laud

dupe

conciliate

vivify

Correct answer:

berate

Explanation:

"Fulminate" and "berate" both mean to criticize harshly. "Laud" means to give acclaim or praise. "Dupe" means to fool someone. "Conciliate" means to placate or appease. "Vivify" means to enliven or animate

Example Question #9 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

Answer the following question by selecting the word that is most nearly the same in meaning as the word in capital letters.

ASSAY

Possible Answers:

perjure

ramble

appraise

garble

condescend

Correct answer:

appraise

Explanation:

"Assay" and "appraise" both mean to analyze or assess. "Ramble" means to wander about aimlessly. "Condescend" means to stoop or humble oneself. "Perjure" means to lie or obscure the truth. "Garble" means to mix up or misrepresent

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