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

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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:

Taste

Appearance

Texture

Smell

Sound

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:

Sweet

Aromatic

Nauseating

Soft

Delicious

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 #23 : 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:

Ingenious

Clean

Sturdy

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 #24 : 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:

Worrisome

Careful

Foolish

Persistent

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 #25 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance And Sensory Imagery

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

SLENDER

Possible Answers:

Resolute

Dreary

Slim

Pointed

Clever

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:

Clear

Dark

Intentional

Sore

Mighty

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 #26 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance And Sensory Imagery

A synonym of "hardy" is __________.

Possible Answers:

rugged

cheap

firm

expensive

clear

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 #27 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance And Sensory Imagery

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

Stout

Possible Answers:

Intelligent

Sociable

Fat

Thin

Athletic

Correct answer:

Fat

Explanation:

"Stout" means fat.

Example Question #28 : 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:

Significant

Tepid

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 #29 : 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:

Sturdy

Dangerous

Pure

Delicate

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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