ISEE Lower Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Nouns For Nonliving Things

A synonym of "donation" is __________.

Possible Answers:

friendship

contribution

interpretation

price

happiness

Correct answer:

contribution

Explanation:

"Donation" is a noun that means "something that is given to a charity, especially a sum of money." So, we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like "something that is given to a charity." "Price," then, cannot be the correct answer, because while "price" can refer to a sum of money, it specifically means "the amount of money expected, required, or given in payment for something," not "something that is given to a charity." "Contribution," however, is a noun that means "a gift or payment to a common fund or collection," and because "contribution" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "donation," "contribution" is the correct answer.

Example Question #81 : Identifying Synonyms

A synonym of "precipice" is __________.

Possible Answers:

landform

cloud

lake

peak

cliff face

Correct answer:

cliff face

Explanation:

"Precipice" is a noun that means "a very steep rock face or cliff, typically a tall one," so we need to pick out an answer that means something like "a very steep rock face." Both "landform" and "peak" might look like potentially correct answers, "peak" means "the pointed top of a mountain" or "a mountain, especially one with a pointed top," neither of which mean "a very steep rock face or cliff," and while a "precipice" may be a type of "landform" ("a natural feature of the earth's surface"), "precipice" does not mean the same thing as "landform." "Cliff face," however, is synonymous with "precipice," and because "cliff face" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "precipice," "cliff face" is the correct answer.

Example Question #82 : Identifying Synonyms

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

Debt

Possible Answers:

Payment

Loan

Attack

Money

Home

Correct answer:

Loan

Explanation:

"Debt" means loan.

Example Question #41 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

Supper

Possible Answers:

Castle

Lake

Library

Dinner

Address

Correct answer:

Dinner

Explanation:

"Supper" means dinner.

Example Question #11 : Synonyms: Nouns For Nonliving Things

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

INSCRIPTION

Possible Answers:

Record

Erase

Write

Writing

Correct answer:

Writing

Explanation:

The best choice is "writing," which when used as a noun means written text. An inscription is a message written on or carved into a surface. Considering the other choices, "signature" means one's name in writing. "Erase" means to remove, and a "record" is a list of actions or achievements. "Writing" is closest in meaning because it refers to a general mark while "record" refers to something written down to record knowledge.

Example Question #263 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

SYMPHONY

Possible Answers:

Contortion

Concert

Fake

Simpleness

Correct answer:

Concert

Explanation:

The best choice is "concert" because a "symphony" is a type of concert. These words are synonyms. The other choices are unrelated, as "simpleness" means easiness or the quality of not being complex, "contortion" means the action of twisting something out of its normal shape, and "fake," when used as a noun, means something that is a false copy of something else.

Example Question #264 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

GAP

Possible Answers:

Plug

Object

Divide

Multiple

Correct answer:

Divide

Explanation:

The best answer choice is "divide," because even though "divide" can be used as a verb that means separate, when used as a noun, "divide" is a synonym for a "gap" or a space. If none of the choices seem obvious to you, consider what other definitions the words you know might have.

Example Question #265 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

Chasm

Possible Answers:

Coup

Chance

Hole

Criticize

Correct answer:

Hole

Explanation:
A "chasm" is a very deep hole. "Hole" is the best choice as it is a part of the definition of the word "chasm." Considering the other choices, "chance" means luck or an opportunity, a "coup" is the takeover of a government or a clever act or accomplishment, and "criticize" means to find fault in.

Example Question #266 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

ABYSS

Possible Answers:

Bin

Tall

Scary

Cavity

Correct answer:

Cavity

Explanation:

The word "abyss" means a very deep hole. "Cavity," which means a hollow place or a hole, is the best answer choice because it has a similar definition to the word "abyss." Considering the other choices, a "bin" is a box for storing things, "scary" means causing fear, and "tall" means great in height. 

Example Question #267 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

MOISTURE

Possible Answers:

Drought

Wetness

Dehydration

Dryness

Correct answer:

Wetness

Explanation:

The correct answer is "wetness." "Dryness," "drought," and "dehydration" are all examples of a lack of moisture. "Dryness" specifically means the opposite of "moisture."

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