ISEE Lower Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns for Abstract Concepts

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #21 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

STRATEGY

Possible Answers:

Disorganize

Plan

Wing

Ignore

Correct answer:

Plan

Explanation:

The correct answer is "plan." A "strategy" is a plan of action. The other words do not mean anything like "plan."

Example Question #321 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

REMORSE

Possible Answers:

Say again

Guilt

Recall

Plenty

Correct answer:

Guilt

Explanation:

The word "remorse" means guilt. "Guilt" is the best choice because it is a part of the definition of "remorse." 

Example Question #322 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

DURATION

Possible Answers:

Culture

Mathematical equation 

Length of time

Data

Unit of weight 

Correct answer:

Length of time

Explanation:

A "duration" is a length of time. For example, one might say, "The internet connections were shaky for the duration of the thunderstorm."

Example Question #323 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

BRAVADO

Possible Answers:

Brave

Honesty

Boasting

Conundrum

Correct answer:

Boasting

Explanation:

"Bravado" is a bragging display of courage. The best choice is "boasting," as it means speaking of someone or something, often oneself, with excessive pride. When someone boasts, they are bragging. Bravado is a type of boasting. Considering the other choices, "brave" means having courage, "honesty" means truthfulness, and a "conundrum" is a riddle or something that confuses.

Example Question #324 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

DOGMA

Possible Answers:

Comprehend

Understand

Debate

Vivid 

Belief 

Correct answer:

Belief 

Explanation:

Dogma means a set of rigid beliefs or ideas. To further help you, debate means argue; vivid means colorful and evocative; comprehend means understand.

Example Question #325 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

LIBERTY

Possible Answers:

Guardian 

Narrator

Oasis

Protection 

Freedom

Correct answer:

Freedom

Explanation:

Liberty means freedom, the right to do whatever you like. To further help you, a narrator is a storyteller; guardian means defender; an oasis is a body of water in the middle of the desert; protection means defense.

Example Question #326 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

TOPIC

Possible Answers:

Treasure

Government

Pirate

Subject

Automobile

Correct answer:

Subject

Explanation:

"Topic" is the issue or subject at hand, so "subject" is the correct answer. The "government" is the ruling body over some entity. "Treasure" is something that consists of items of extreme value, often as gold, diamonds, etc. A "pirate" is a person who raids or attacks ship for goods and treasure. An "automobile" is a type of vehicle that moves on roads, or in other words, a car.

Example Question #327 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

OCCURRENCE

Possible Answers:

Disease

Event

Contract

Advisor

Discount

Correct answer:

Event

Explanation:

An "occurrence" is an event or something that happened, so "event" is the correct answer. A "disease" is a sickness or an illness. "Discount" is a reduction in price. "Advisor" is a consultant or person who provides advice and possibly assistance. A "contract" is an agreement that binds two or more parties.

Example Question #328 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

COMPASSION

Possible Answers:

Frivolous

Susceptible

Vulnerable

Implacable

Kindness

Correct answer:

Kindness

Explanation:

"Compassion" means sympathy or kindness, so "kindness" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "compassion": "vulnerable" and "susceptible" are synonyms that both mean in danger from something specific; "implacable" means unstoppable or merciless; and "frivolous" means wasteful or not needed.

Example Question #22 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

VIEWPOINT

Possible Answers:

Spectacles

Opinion 

Telescope

Microscope

Mature 

Correct answer:

Opinion 

Explanation:

“Viewpoint” means opinion or perspective on something. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "viewpoint": “mature” means grown up or responsible; “spectacles” is another term for reading glasses; a “microscope” is something you use to look at things that are much smaller, like a cell; and a “telescope” is something use to look at things very far away, like a planet or a star in space.

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