ISEE Lower Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Truth, Existence, and Understanding

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Example Questions

Example Question #369 : Identifying Synonyms

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

IMPLICIT

Possible Answers:

Send

Place

Unspoken

Famous

Correct answer:

Unspoken

Explanation:

The word "implicit" means understood without being said. The best choice is "unspoken" because "without being said" is part of the definition of "implicit." 

Example Question #370 : Identifying Synonyms

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

RATIONAL

Possible Answers:

Irritated

Unreasonable

Logical

Frangible

Hurried

Correct answer:

Logical

Explanation:

When a person behaves rationally, he or she is thinking sensibly about his or her actions. Similarly, "logical" behavior is conducted according to reasonable thought or "logic." In other words, these two terms are synonyms. As for the other choices, "unreasonable" behavior is not sensible, an "irritated" person is bothered or annoyed, someone who is "hurried" is rushed, and something "frangible" is easily broken.

Example Question #21 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Truth, Existence, And Understanding

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

PREPOSTEROUS

Possible Answers:

Mediocre

Intelligent 

Available

Whimsical

Absurd

Correct answer:

Absurd

Explanation:

"Preposterous" means not making sense, ridiculous, or absurd, so "absurd" is the correct answer. To help you, "whimsical" means quirky and silly, "intelligent" means smart, "mediocre" means average when a higher quality is expected, and "available" means able to be used or gotten.

Example Question #21 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Truth, Existence, And Understanding

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

EPHEMERAL

Possible Answers:

Permanent

Transitory

Imperial

Lasting

Protective

Correct answer:

Transitory

Explanation:

"Ephemeral" is an adjective that means "lasting for a very short time." So, we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like "lasting for a short time." "Permanent" cannot be the correct answer, then, because "permanent" is an antonym of "lasting for a short time." "Transitory," however, is an adjective that means "not permanent," or in other words, "of brief duration : temporary," and because it is the answer choice that is closest in meaning to "ephemeral," "transitory" is the correct answer.

Example Question #543 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

IMMATERIAL

Possible Answers:

Sturdy

Unimportant

Flimsy

Significant

Substantial

Correct answer:

Unimportant

Explanation:

Immaterial suggests that something is deemed unimportant or it lacks significance.  In this question, it calls upon the first definition of immaterial; the other definition of immaterial defines something as spiritual rather than physical.

Example Question #544 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

TENTATIVE

Possible Answers:

Camping

Uncertain

Certain

Home

Correct answer:

Uncertain

Explanation:

Something that is "tentative" is unsure or uncertain. "Uncertain" is the best answer choice as it is a part of the definition of "tentative." "Certain" is an antonym of the word "tentative," and means sure or unavoidable; the other answer choices are unrelated.

Example Question #545 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

Choose the best synonym for the following word:

CYNICAL

Possible Answers:

Curious

Unhappy

Deceptive

Negative

Cyclical 

Correct answer:

Negative

Explanation:

To be cynical means to always see the bad side of things. Negative means to see things in a way that is the opposite of positive; badly. Thus, cynical and negative are synonyms. 

Example Question #546 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

ABSURD

Possible Answers:

Proud

Silly

Clever

Funny

Frightening

Correct answer:

Silly

Explanation:

Something that is “absurd” is not normal, as well as ridiculous, so "silly" is the correct answer. If you are “proud,” it means you feel good about something you have done. "Clever" means quick-witted and smart. “Frightening” means scary or causing fear.

Example Question #547 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

BLATANT

Possible Answers:

Heavy

Fortunate

Obvious

Terrific

Muddled

Correct answer:

Obvious

Explanation:

Something that is “blatant” is very obvious, very clear, and not confusing, so "obvious" is the correct answer. The word “fortunate” means lucky, something that is “terrific” is very good, something that is "muddled" is in disarray, and something that is "heavy" is weighty.

Example Question #548 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

NATURAL

Possible Answers:

Wild

Untaught

Orderly

Abnormal

Chaotic

Correct answer:

Untaught

Explanation:

Something that is “natural” is something with which you are born, something unchanged by humans, or something allowed to remain as it normally is, so "untaught" is the best answer choice, as it is describes something you can do without being taught. As for the other answer choices, "abnormal” means not normal or weird; “wild” means untamed or living in nature; “chaotic” means not under control or not orderly; and “orderly” means organized or under control.

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