ISEE Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns

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Example Questions

Example Question #11 : Identifying Synonyms

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

CAUCUS

Possible Answers:

Cautious

Meeting

Script

Zenith

Correct answer:

Meeting

Explanation:

A "caucus" is a gathering of members of an organization in order to discuss a special interest or cause. The best choice is "meeting," which means a coming together of people. Considering the other choices, "zenith" means the highest point, "script" means handwriting or a document detailing what should be said and done in a movie or play, and "cautious" means careful.

Example Question #11 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

PATRON

Possible Answers:

Portray 

Cacophony 

Critic 

Establish 

Customer 

Correct answer:

Customer 

Explanation:

A “patron” is a customer, someone who visits a business. To provide further help, a “critic” is someone who judges things, usually art, and often harshly; a “cacophony” is a loud and unpleasant pairing of noises; “establish” means set up; “portray” means depict or show.

Example Question #13 : Identifying Synonyms

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

BUFFOON

Possible Answers:

Erudite

Chaperone

Liberator

Fool

Patriarch

Correct answer:

Fool

Explanation:

"Buffoon" is a noun meaning "a ridiculous but amusing person; a clown," so we need to pick out an answer choice that is a noun and means "a ridiculous, but amusing person." Of the possible answer choices, "erudite" is not a noun but an adjective, so it cannot be the correct answer. Picking between "fool," "liberator," "patriarch," and "chaperone," "fool" is the best answer choice because "fool" means "a person who acts unwisely or imprudently; a silly person," or "a jester or clown, especially one retained in a noble household."

Example Question #12 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

QUACK

Possible Answers:

Doctor 

Phony 

Creditor 

Scribe 

Genuine 

Correct answer:

Phony 

Explanation:

A "quack" is someone who is not genuine, a fake, a phony. To further help you, "genuine" means real; a "scribe" is someone who writes information; a "creditor" is someone who lends money under the expectation that it is favorably paid back.

Example Question #373 : Synonyms

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

MONARCH

Possible Answers:

Narrator

Protagonist

Document

King

Achievement

Correct answer:

King

Explanation:

"Monarch" means ruler or king, so "king" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "monarch": a "narrator" is a person who tells a story; an "achievement" is the completion of a task or goal; a "document" is a paper with written material on it; and a "protagonist" is the main character in a novel or movie.

Example Question #13 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

CHAPERONE

Possible Answers:

Voyage

Destruction

Supervisor

Protagonist

Catastrophe

Correct answer:

Supervisor

Explanation:

A "chaperone" is a supervisor or a person who looks after another person or group, so "supervisor" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "chaperone": a "voyage" is a journey made by traveling via ship; a "protagonist" is the main character of a story; a "catastrophe" is a disaster or great event of terror and suffering; and "destruction" is the action of causing great damage.

Example Question #14 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

PUPIL

Possible Answers:

Student

Teacher

Parent

Worker

Expert

Correct answer:

Student

Explanation:

"Pupil" is a noun that can mean apprentice or novice, so the answer choice closest in meaning to "pupil" is "student," a noun meaning a person who is going to school. Considering the other answer choices, "expert" is a noun meaning a specialist or a skilled person, "parent" is a noun meaning a mother or father of a child, and "worker" is a noun meaning someone who does work.

Example Question #376 : Synonyms

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

ENTOURAGE

Possible Answers:

Corruption

Escort

Tour

Debut

Vacation

Correct answer:

Escort

Explanation:

An “entourage” is a group of people who accompany one person, or an “escort.” A “debut” is the act of doing something, often publicly, for the first time; and “corruption” means dishonesty.

Example Question #15 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

SOPHOMORE

Possible Answers:

Second-year student 

Academic 

Professor 

First-year student

Itinerant 

Correct answer:

Second-year student 

Explanation:

If you break “sophomore” down into its Latin word parts, it's literal meaning is wise-fool. In American English, we use it to describe a second-year student.” To provide further help, an “itinerant” is a nomad, someone who walks from place to place without living in any one place; an “academic” is someone who studies or teaches for a living

Example Question #19 : Identifying Synonyms

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

NOVICE

Possible Answers:

Coach

Beginner

Student

Team

Player

Correct answer:

Beginner

Explanation:

"Novice" means beginner or learner, so "beginner" is the correct answer. 

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