ISEE Lower Level Verbal : Synonyms

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

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

COMPRESS

Possible Answers:

Reduce

Expand

Purify

Maintain

Exchange

Correct answer:

Reduce

Explanation:

To "compress" something is to "reduce" it in size. This is different than "purify," which means cleanse; "exchange," which means trade; "expand," which means increase; and "maintain," which means to keep in present form.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms

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

NOTIFY

Possible Answers:

Liberate

Howl

Inform

Define

Respond

Correct answer:

Inform

Explanation:

To "notify" is to tell, or to "inform." "Liberate" is a verb that means free; "respond" is a verb that means answer; "define" means give the definition of, and "howl" means make a crying sound.

Example Question #4 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

ADVISE

Possible Answers:

Submit

Encourage

Enlighten

Vacate

Guide

Correct answer:

Guide

Explanation:

"Advise" means to give advice to, or "guide." "Enlighten" means help gain understanding; "encourage" is a verb that means support; "vacate" is a verb that means leave or empty; and "submit" means hand in or yield.

Example Question #4 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

SWIFT

Possible Answers:

Sensitive

Steady

Loud

Quick

Persistent

Correct answer:

Quick

Explanation:

Something that is "swift" is speedy or "quick." As for the other answer choices, "steady" means consistent or stable; "loud" means of great volume; "sensitive" means able to feel minute changes in something or tactful, and "persistent" means not giving up easily or stubborn.

Example Question #7 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

IMITATE

Possible Answers:

Differ

Stray

Converse

Reveal

Copy

Correct answer:

Copy

Explanation:

If you "imitate" someone or something, you mimic or "copy" it. As for the other answer choices, "reveal" means show something that was hidden; "converse," when used as a verb, means talk; and "stray," when used as a verb, means deviate or drift from.

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

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

EXCEL

Possible Answers:

Extend

Overpower

Shine

Attempt

Radiate

Correct answer:

Shine

Explanation:

When you "excel" at something, such as mathematics or sports, it means that you are good at that thing and "shine" at doing that activity. As for the other answer choices, "overpower" means to defeat due to being stronger than; "radiate" means branch outward; "extend" means lengthen; and "attempt" means try.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms

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

AROMA

Possible Answers:

Scent

Setting

Sound

Environment

Atmosphere

Correct answer:

Scent

Explanation:

An "aroma" is a smell or "scent." This is different than a "setting" or place; one's "environment" or surroundings; and the "atmosphere" or the air in a certain place.

Example Question #11 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

CONVERT

Possible Answers:

Discover

Stay

Detail

Allow

Change

Correct answer:

Change

Explanation:

To "convert" something is to alter or "change" it. This differs from the other answer choices: "allow" means permit; "discover" means find; and "detail" means give particulars about or describe.

Example Question #11 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

DEDICATE

Possible Answers:

Share

Sign

Devote

Partition

Etch

Correct answer:

Devote

Explanation:

To "dedicate" something (such as a book) to someone means to "devote" it to them. This differs from "etch," which means to write or draw by scratching into a hard material like stone; "partition," which means to separate by putting up a wall; and "sign," which means to write one's name on a document, making it official.

Example Question #12 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

HEARTY

Possible Answers:

Fragile

Exhausted

Weak

Legendary

Strong

Correct answer:

Strong

Explanation:

Something or someone who is "hearty" is healthy and "strong." "Exhausted" means tired; "legendary" means epic; and "fragile" means delicate.

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