ISEE Lower Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #40 : Synonyms: Nouns For Nonliving Things

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

BLEND

Possible Answers:

Protect

Frighten

Mix

Part

Separate

Correct answer:

Mix

Explanation:

A “blend” is a mixture of two or more things or, when used as a verb, the word describes the action of mixing something. The word “separate,” when used as a verb, means to take two things apart, so it is an opposite of “blend” and “mix.” The word “frighten” means to scare someone and the word “protect” means to look after someone and to prevent that person from being hurt.

Example Question #41 : Synonyms: Nouns For Nonliving Things

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

AGENDA

Possible Answers:

Clock

Hopes

Ambition 

List

Itinerary

Correct answer:

Itinerary

Explanation:

An "agenda" is a schedule allotting time frames for certain activities. An "itinerary" is an outlined plan for certain tasks. Given how similar these words are in meaning, they are synonyms.

Example Question #42 : Synonyms: Nouns For Nonliving Things

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

SUMMIT

Possible Answers:

Promotion

Bottom

Top

Riot

Question

Correct answer:

Top

Explanation:

The “summit” is the top of something; this word is usually used to describe the top of a mountain. So, "top" is the correct answer. The word “underside” means the lower side of something.

Example Question #43 : Synonyms: Nouns For Nonliving Things

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

MEADOW

Possible Answers:

Village

Field

Mountain

City

Forest

Correct answer:

Field

Explanation:

A “meadow” is another word for a field. It is a space without trees where grass and/or flowers naturally grow.

Example Question #44 : Synonyms: Nouns For Nonliving Things

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

BOUNDARY

Possible Answers:

Border

Jungle

Map

Promise

Restraint

Correct answer:

Border

Explanation:

A “boundary” is the edge between two areas. This is very close in meaning to the word “border,” which is the edge between two adjacent countries.

Example Question #45 : Synonyms: Nouns For Nonliving Things

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

APPAREL

Possible Answers:

Possessions

Desires

Clothing

Ambitions

Habitat

Correct answer:

Clothing

Explanation:

“Apparel” is another name for clothing. The word “possessions” describes things you own. A “habitat” is where an animal lives in the wild. The things you “desire” are the things you want. “Ambitions” are hopes and dreams you have about what you will do in life.

Example Question #71 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

REFUGE

Possible Answers:

Junction

Document

Disposal

Judgment

Shelter

Correct answer:

Shelter

Explanation:

A “refuge” is somewhere you escape to, for protection, so "shelter" is the correct answer. A “document” is something you write or something written; “disposal” means the act of throwing something away; a “junction” is somewhere where two things meet; and “judgement” is decision-making.

Example Question #47 : Synonyms: Nouns For Nonliving Things

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

DONATION

Possible Answers:

Theft

Reward

Dismissal

Gift

Capture

Correct answer:

Gift

Explanation:

A “donation” is something you give to someone or a group. A “reward” is something you get for doing something or doing something well; “capture,” when used as a noun, means the act of getting hold of, arresting, or catching someone or something; and "dismissal" means the act of sending someone away.

Example Question #48 : Synonyms: Nouns For Nonliving Things

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

ICON

Possible Answers:

Book

Fame

Occupant

Image

Party

Correct answer:

Image

Explanation:

"Icon" means imagesignificant person or thing that serves as an example of something larger than that person or thing, or religious image used to aid in worship. That means that "image" is the best answer choice. As for the other answer choices, "occupant” means person living in a designated place; "book" means written work traditionally published as a series of bound pages between covers; a "party" is a celebratory gathering or a group; and "fame" means renown or stardom.

Example Question #49 : Synonyms: Nouns For Nonliving Things

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

FABLE

Possible Answers:

Epic

Anthology

Article

Tale

Encyclopedia

Correct answer:

Tale

Explanation:

"Fable" is a noun that means "a short story, typically with animals as characters, conveying a moral." So, we need to pick out a noun that means "a short story." "Epic" cannot be the correct answer, then, because "epic," when used as a noun, is either a long poem derived from ancient oral tradition, which narrates the deeds of heroic or legendary figures, or it is a long narrative work that portrays heroic deeds and covers an extended period of time. So, because epics are specifically long works, "epic" cannot be the correct answer, because we're looking for a noun that means "a short story." "Tale" is a noun that means "a fictitious or true narrative or story, especially one that is imaginatively recounted," and because "tale" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "fable," "tale" is the correct answer.

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