ISEE Lower Level Verbal : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, or Location

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #640 : Identifying Synonyms

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

HEW

Possible Answers:

Wander

Dye

Forget

Paint

Chisel

Correct answer:

Chisel

Explanation:

The word "hew" means cut something or chisel into a particular shape. So, "chisel" is the correct answer. If you confused "hew" with "hue" its homonym that means color or shade of color, you may have chosen "paint" or "dye." However, "hew" and "hue" have distinct meanings, so neither "paint" nor "dye" is correct.

Example Question #811 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

AMBLE

Possible Answers:

Sprint

Jog

Walk

Stumble

Run

Correct answer:

Walk

Explanation:

“Amble” means walk around slowly. "Jog" means run slowly; “sprint” means run quickly; and “stumble” means begin to fall but regain one's balance before hitting the ground.

Example Question #812 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

MUTATE

Possible Answers:

Inscribe

Allow

Describe

Author

Change

Correct answer:

Change

Explanation:

"Mutate" means undergo a change, so "change" is the best answer choice. As for the other answer choices, “describe” means to use words or pictures to explain something; “inscribe” means write on, often by carving into; “author," when used as a verb, means write a book or text; and “allow” means let something happen.

Example Question #811 : Synonyms

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

CONSERVE

Possible Answers:

Jingle

Save

Contest

Spend

Traumatize

Correct answer:

Save

Explanation:

To “conserve” something means to save or protect it for when you need it more. For example, if someone were lost with a limited amount of food and waiting for help to arrive, that person would want to conserve the food he or she had. As for the other answer choices, "traumatize” means cause lasting effects via mental or physical pain; "jingle" means make a light clinking noise like a bell or coins; and "contest," when used as a verb, means dispute or call into question.

Example Question #812 : Synonyms

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

DEPOSIT

Possible Answers:

Put

Push

Pull

Halt

Hold

Correct answer:

Put

Explanation:

“Deposit” means to put into something, like money into a bank account, so "put" is the correct answer. “Halt” means pause or stop.

Example Question #813 : Synonyms

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

TRANSFER

Possible Answers:

Command

Survive

Move

Remove

Accept

Correct answer:

Move

Explanation:

To “transfer” means to move to a different location or to "transport." As for the other answer choices, “command” means tell someone what to do; “survive” means stay alive through something; “remove” means take away; and “accept” means receive or believe.

Example Question #814 : Synonyms

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

CONTACT

Possible Answers:

Touch

Texture

Sound

Repetition

Impression

Correct answer:

Touch

Explanation:

“Contact,” when used as a noun, can mean the physical touching of two or more things, so "touch" is the correct answer. As for the other answer choices, “impression” means ideas about something formed with very little evidence backing them up; "texture" means the feel of the surface of something; and "repetition" means the act of doing something over and over.

Example Question #815 : Synonyms

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

CONSTRUCT

Possible Answers:

Court

Build

Withdraw

Incite

Soar

Correct answer:

Build

Explanation:

To “construct” something means to build it, so "build" is the correct answer. As for the other answer choices, “incite” means start or cause a reaction; “court” is where legal cases are tried; “withdraw” means pull away or take oneself out of a competition; and “soar” means fly high.

Example Question #816 : Synonyms

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

EMIT

Possible Answers:

Design

Donate

Surprise

Control

Release

Correct answer:

Release

Explanation:

"Emit" is a verb that means give off or produce. A light bulb can be said to emit light. The answer choice closest in meaning to "emit" is thus "release," which can mean give off. As for the other answer choices, "donate" means give to someone in need or a charity free of charge; "design" means plan out in detail; "control" means have power over and make the decisions for; and "surprise" means astonish or do something that someone did not expect.

Example Question #817 : Synonyms

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

CONTAMINATE

Possible Answers:

Pollute

Destroy

Gather

Purify

Insist

Correct answer:

Pollute

Explanation:

When something is contaminated, its purity is destroyed. For instance, when a factory empties waste directly into the water, that water is contaminated, or polluted. Such pollution stops it from being in its pure condition. The verb "contaminate" merely means pollute or make impure. The wrong option "destroy" really is too strong. Certainly, contamination destroys the purity of something, but really contamination is more about the polluting than the destruction itself. Therefore, it is a better option to select "pollute" instead of "destroy."

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