ISEE Lower Level Verbal : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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Example Question #21 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

SOOTHE

Possible Answers:

Forgive

Baby

Explain

Comfort

Deliver

Correct answer:

Comfort

Explanation:

Whenever we soothe something, we make it calmer or less severe. For example, you could say that someone listens to quiet music to soother her distressed emotions. Don't be tricked by the word "baby." Yes, we often have to soothe babies who are crying. The word "baby" as a verb means to treat someone like an immature infant. The best option is "comfort", for when we comfort someone, we make him or her calmer.

Example Question #22 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

FLATTER

Possible Answers:

Destroy

Attack

Test

Dance

Compliment

Correct answer:

Compliment

Explanation:

"Flatter" means to praise someone or to make someone feel pleased, so "compliment" would be the word most like flatter. You could flatter someone by giving them a compliment.

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