ISEE Lower Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #11 : Identifying Synonyms

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

LIVID

Possible Answers:

Quick

Intelligent

Angry

Restful

Correct answer:

Angry

Explanation:

When someone is "livid," they are extremely angry. Other words with the same meaning are "furious" and "enraged." "Restful," a word that means calm and quiet, and "intelligent," or smart, are adjectives that do not imply any anger at all. "Quick" and "livid" have nothing to do with each other.

Example Question #12 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

Synonyms: Choose the answer that most closely matches the word in capital letters.

ENVIOUS

Possible Answers:

jealous

furious

delicious

generous

delectable

Correct answer:

jealous

Explanation:

Envious means wanting something someone else has. To further help you, furious means irate, very angry; generous means giving and kind; delicious and delectable are synonyms and both mean tastes very good.

Example Question #13 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

BLITHE

Possible Answers:

Destroyed

Oppressive

Tyrannical

Unhappy

Sunny

Correct answer:

Sunny

Explanation:

"Blithe" means happy and without worry. "Sunny," meaning cheerful and viewing everything favorably, is the best match.

Example Question #14 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

CONTRITE

Possible Answers:

Timid

Indignant

Regretful

Proud

Correct answer:

Regretful

Explanation:

"Contrite" means feeling guilt for something one has done. "Regretful" is the choice that most closely matches this definition. "Proud" is the opposite of "contrite"; "indignant" (which means angry or annoyed) and "shy" do not mean the same thing as "contrite."

Example Question #15 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

Synonyms: Choose the answer that most closely matches the word in capital letters.

FURIOUS

Possible Answers:

Very sad 

Very fast

Very envious 

Very lonely 

Very angry 

Correct answer:

Very angry 

Explanation:

Furious means irate or very angry. To further help you, envious means jealous or wanting what someone else has.

Example Question #21 : Identifying Synonyms

Synonyms: Select the word that is most nearly the same in meaning as the word in capital letters.

FRIGHTENED

Possible Answers:

Talkative

Afraid

Enlarge

Detest

Correct answer:

Afraid

Explanation:

Since "frightened" is defined as afraid or anxious, "afraid" is the best answer choice.

Example Question #17 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

Synonyms: Select the word that is most nearly the same in meaning as the word in capital letters.

EUPHORIC

Possible Answers:

Elated

Poor

Disturbing

Smooth

Correct answer:

Elated

Explanation:

"Euphoric" is defined as characterized by an intense feeling of excitment and/or happiness. Since those who are "elated" may also be characterized as very happy or excited, "elated" is the best answer choice.

Example Question #18 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

Synonyms: Select the word that is most nearly the same in meaning as the word in capital letters.

CONFUSED

Possible Answers:

Inconsistent

Contrite

Puzzled

Enabled

Correct answer:

Puzzled

Explanation:

"Confused" is defined as unable to think clearly; bewildered. Since "puzzled" is defined as to feel confused due to a lack of understanding, "puzzled" is the best answer choice.

Example Question #19 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

Merry

Possible Answers:

Cheerful

Burnt

Sad

Helpful

Sleepy

Correct answer:

Cheerful

Explanation:

"Merry" means cheerful.

Example Question #21 : Synonyms: Adjectives

A synonym of "frantic" is __________.

Possible Answers:

loud

to alarm

enchanted

attractive

wild

Correct answer:

wild

Explanation:

Frantic often has to do with fear or anxiety, being crazed with stress; alarmed might have fit, but to alarm is the wrong part of speech (a verb instead of adjective).

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