ISEE Lower Level Verbal : Identifying Synonyms

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #183 : Synonyms

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 #12 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

FRIGHTENED

Possible Answers:

Afraid

Enlarge

Detest

Talkative

Correct answer:

Afraid

Explanation:

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

Example Question #13 : 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:

Poor

Elated

Smooth

Disturbing

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 #14 : 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:

Puzzled

Enabled

Contrite

Inconsistent

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 #21 : Synonyms: Adjectives

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

Merry

Possible Answers:

Sad

Burnt

Cheerful

Sleepy

Helpful

Correct answer:

Cheerful

Explanation:

"Merry" means cheerful.

Example Question #16 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

A synonym of "frantic" is __________.

Possible Answers:

to alarm

enchanted

loud

wild

attractive

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).

Example Question #191 : Synonyms

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

APPREHENSIVE

Possible Answers:

Perceptive

Anxious

Destructive

Criminal

Correct answer:

Anxious

Explanation:

When you are "apprehensive," you are fearful that something negative is going to happen. You have likely heard of the word "apprehend." (If you haven't, you should use it!) The word "apprehend" means to seize or grab. It is often used when we talk about the police "apprehending a criminal," that is, seizing and grasping a criminal. An "apprehensive" state of mind is one that is "grasped by fear" or "seized by worry." Therefore, the best answer is "anxious," for when someone is anxious, he or she is quite worried.

Example Question #191 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

DEFLATED

Possible Answers:

Discouraged

Encouraged

Imposed

Disposed 

Implied 

Correct answer:

Discouraged

Explanation:

“Deflated” means saddened and discouraged by some experience. To provide further help, “encouraged” means supported; “disposed” means got rid of; “imposed” means forced upon; “implied” means suggested

Example Question #193 : Synonyms

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

INTIMIDATED

Possible Answers:

Scared

Dominant

Hazardous

Stationary

Chronological

Correct answer:

Scared

Explanation:

"Intimidated" means scaredfrightened, or overawed, so "scared" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "intimidated": "dominant" means superior or most powerful; "stationary" means immobile or not moving; "hazardous" means unsafe or dangerous; and "chronological" means in an order based on when something occurred.

Example Question #194 : Synonyms

A synonym of "plaintive" is __________.

Possible Answers:

respected

sorrowful

celebratory

moving

thrilling

Correct answer:

sorrowful

Explanation:

"Plaintive" is an adjective that means "sounding sad and mournful." So, we need to pick out an adjective that means something similar to "sad" or "mournful." So, "celebratory" cannot be the correct answer because it is an antonym of "sad" and "mournful." "Sorrowful," however, is an adjective that means either "feeling or showing grief" or "causing grief," and because it is the answer choice closest in meaning to "plaintive," "sorrowful" is the correct answer.

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