ISEE Lower Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance and Sensory Imagery

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #21 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance And Sensory Imagery

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

AROMA

Possible Answers:

Appearance

Sound

Texture

Smell

Taste

Correct answer:

Smell

Explanation:

The “aroma” of something is how it smells, so one could say that a flower has a nice aroma.

Example Question #22 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance And Sensory Imagery

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

FRAGRANT

Possible Answers:

Delicious

Sweet

Nauseating

Soft

Aromatic

Correct answer:

Aromatic

Explanation:

Something that is "fragrant" has a "fragrance," another word for a smell or an aroma. Therefore, "aromatic" is the correct answer, as both "fragrant" and "aromatic" mean nice-smelling.

Example Question #21 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance And Sensory Imagery

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

DILAPIDATED

Possible Answers:

Clean

Sturdy

Ingenious

Ramshackle

Lucky

Correct answer:

Ramshackle

Explanation:

"Dilapidated" means not maintained over time and therefore run-down and in poor condition, so "ramshackle," which means run-down, is the correct answers. None of the other answer choices is close in meaning to "dilapidated."

Example Question #22 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance And Sensory Imagery

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

HANDSOME

Possible Answers:

Foolish

Careful

Persistent

Worrisome

Attractive

Correct answer:

Attractive

Explanation:

“Handsome” means attractive and good looking, and in contemporary usage, it is most often used to describe a man. So, "attractive" is the correct answer.

Example Question #1061 : Synonyms

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

SLENDER

Possible Answers:

Resolute

Dreary

Clever

Pointed

Slim

Correct answer:

Slim

Explanation:

“Slender” means skinny or "slim." As for the other answer choices, the word “clever” means quick-witted; “resolute” means determined; "dreary” means drab in appearance and causing sadness; and "pointed" means coming to a sharp, narrow tip.

Example Question #1061 : Synonyms

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

MURKY

Possible Answers:

Intentional

Dark

Mighty

Clear

Sore

Correct answer:

Dark

Explanation:

Something that is “murky” is dismal and dark, so "dark" is the correct answer. So, water might be “murky” if it were very dirty. “Murky” is also the opposite of “clear,” which means transparent and unclouded. “Sore” means in pain due to overexertion of muscles; “intentional” means done on purpose; and “mighty” means strong.

Example Question #23 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance And Sensory Imagery

A synonym of "hardy" is __________.

Possible Answers:

cheap

rugged

clear

expensive

firm

Correct answer:

rugged

Explanation:

"Hardy" is an adjective that means "robust; capable of enduring difficult conditions," or when used of a plant, "able to survive outside during winter." One might assume that "firm" is the best answer because "hardy" contains the word "hard," but "hardy" does not mean the same thing as "hard," so "firm" cannot be the correct answer. One meaning of "rugged," however, is " having or requiring toughness and determination." Because "rugged" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "hardy," "rugged" is the correct answer.

Example Question #21 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance And Sensory Imagery

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

Stout

Possible Answers:

Fat

Sociable

Thin

Intelligent

Athletic

Correct answer:

Fat

Explanation:

"Stout" means fat.

Example Question #22 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance And Sensory Imagery

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

BLUNT

Possible Answers:

Tepid

Significant

Dull

Acute

Correct answer:

Dull

Explanation:

The word "blunt" means not sharp. "Dull" is the best choice because it also means not sharp. Considering the other choices, "acute" means sharp, "tepid" means lukewarm, and "significant" means important.

Example Question #21 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance And Sensory Imagery

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

FRAGILE

Possible Answers:

Dangerous

Delicate

Pure

Sturdy

Correct answer:

Delicate

Explanation:

"Fragile" means easy to damage or break. "Delicate" is the word choice that most closely matches this definition. "Sturdy," which is a synonym of strong, is the opposite of "fragile," and "dangerous" and "pure" are both unrelated words.

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