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

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Example Question #51 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance And Sensory Imagery

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

ILLUSION

Possible Answers:

Appearance

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Replica

Transcription

Viewpoint

Correct answer:

Appearance

Explanation:

Whenever something is an "illusion," it appears one way, though the reality is really something else. For example, you could say, "Peter's many books gave the illusion that he was very intelligent, when he in fact did not know much at all!" The only option that expresses this idea is "appearance." This is not always going to be a synonym for illusion, but in this case, it functions well enough, given that no other options are as good as this one.

Example Question #1096 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

TIMID

Possible Answers:

Shy

Tired

Angry

Aggressive

Noisy

Correct answer:

Shy

Explanation:

"Timid" means showing a lack of confidence or courage, therefore "shy" would be the word most like "timid."

Example Question #1096 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

VISIBLE

Possible Answers:

Noticeable

Cloudy

Eyesight 

Permeable

Vision

Correct answer:

Noticeable

Explanation:

"Visible" means able to be seen. The best choice is "noticeable," which means able to be noticed. Something that is "noticeable" can be seen. Considering the other choices, "permeable" means full of small holes so certain things may pass through"cloudy" means not clear, and "vision" is sight. Even though "vision" is related to "visible," it is a noun while "visible" is an adjective. Since "noticeable" is both close in definition to "visible" and an adjective, it is the best choice.

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