ISEE Lower Level Verbal : Synonyms

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Example Question #161 : Using Prefixes, Suffixes, And Roots To Identify Synonyms

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

FRIGHTFUL

Possible Answers:

Snobbish

Combative

Doubtful

Soothing

Scary

Correct answer:

Scary

Explanation:

The suffix -ful means full of. As in, "eventful" which means full of interesting events, busy. So, "frightful" means full of frights, scary. Additionally, "soothing" means calming; "combative" means eager to fight, argumentative; "snobbish" means elitist, thinking you are better than someone else; "doubtful" means not likely to happen, full of doubt.

Example Question #11 : Synonyms: Using Suffixes To Identify Synonyms

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

HOMICIDE

Possible Answers:

Legend

Medicine

Villain

Murder

Person

Correct answer:

Murder

Explanation:

The suffix -cide means kill. As in, "suicide" which means to kill oneself. So, "homicide" is to kill another person, murder. Additionally, a "villain" is the bad-guy in a story; "medicine" is what is used to treat diseases; a "legend" is a traditional story passed down over generations.

Example Question #2321 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

TRANSMIT

Possible Answers:

Elevate

Domesticate

Aggregate

Replicate

Communicate

Correct answer:

Communicate

Explanation:

The prefix trans- means across, through and the suffix -mit means send. So, to "transmit" something means to send an idea from one person to another, to relay information, to communicate. Additionally, "replicate" means copy; "elevate" means raise to a higher level; "domesticate" means tame, make a wild animal into a pet; "aggregate" means a whole formed from the sum of multiple parts

Example Question #2322 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

PERFORMANCE

Possible Answers:

Show

Cast

Script

Voyage

Tribe

Correct answer:

Show

Explanation:

The suffix -ance means in the process of. As in "maintenance" which means in the process of being maintained, fixed, and renovated. So, a "performance" is the process of performing or a show. Additionally, a "tribe" is a small group of people who have a unique culture and identity; the "cast" are the actors in a performance; a "script" is the writing used for performances, like in television or a play; a "voyage" is a journey, a movement from one place to another

Example Question #2323 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

STERILIZE

Possible Answers:

Clean

Report

Dirty

Improve

Surround

Correct answer:

Clean

Explanation:

The suffix -ize means to make into, to change. So, "sterilize" means to make sterile. "Sterile" means free from disease and dirt. This is closest in meaning to "clean." So, "sterilize" means to make something clean. Additionally, "improve" means make better; "surround" means to be all around something.

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