ISEE Lower Level Verbal : Synonyms

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Example Question #1 : 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

Exchange

Purify

Maintain

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

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

NOTIFY

Possible Answers:

Define

Howl

Liberate

Respond

Inform

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 #3 : Synonyms

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

ADVISE

Possible Answers:

Guide

Vacate

Encourage

Submit

Enlighten

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 #3 : 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:

Persistent

Sensitive

Steady

Quick

Loud

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 #4 : 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:

Stray

Reveal

Differ

Copy

Converse

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 #6 : Synonyms

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

EXCEL

Possible Answers:

Radiate

Shine

Attempt

Extend

Overpower

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

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

AROMA

Possible Answers:

Scent

Environment

Atmosphere

Sound

Setting

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 #12 : 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

Detail

Stay

Change

Allow

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 #13 : 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:

Devote

Sign

Partition

Etch

Share

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 #14 : 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:

Strong

Fragile

Weak

Exhausted

Legendary

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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