ISEE Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #41 : Identifying Synonyms

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

HEMORRHAGE

Possible Answers:

Bleeding 

Crying 

Sprinting 

Hurting 

Screaming 

Correct answer:

Bleeding 

Explanation:

“Hemorrhage” means excessive bleeding or uncontrolled blood loss. It can also, less frequently, be used to describe any type of rapid loss of something

Example Question #42 : Identifying Synonyms

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

QUAGMIRE

Possible Answers:

Mine

Bog

Question

Home

Trap

Correct answer:

Bog

Explanation:

A "quagmire" is a swamp or bog. Therefore, "bog" is the correct synonym. 

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

GLOSS

Possible Answers:

Patina

Dullness

Laziness

Food

Fuzziness

Correct answer:

Patina

Explanation:

"Gloss," when used as a noun, means either "shine or luster on a smooth surface" or "a superficially attractive appearance or impression." So, we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like "shine" or "a superficial attractive appearance." "Dullness" can't be the correct answer, then, because "dullness" is the opposite of "shine or luster." "Patina," however, can mean "a gloss or sheen on wooden furniture produced by age and polishing," or "an impression or appearance of something," and because "patina" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "gloss," "patina" is the correct answer.

Example Question #41 : Synonyms: Nouns

Synonyms: Select the word or phrase that best matches the word in capital letters.

HAZE

Possible Answers:

Maze

Sharp

Smoke

Lost

Fog

Correct answer:

Fog

Explanation:

"Haze" is defined as the condensed water vapor or dust in the atmosphere that reduces visibility. This is filmilar to "fog."

Example Question #43 : Identifying Synonyms

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

MAW

Possible Answers:

Prevent

Animal

Forest

Mouth

Correct answer:

Mouth

Explanation:

The word "maw" is another word for mouth. The best choice is "mouth" because it is a part of the definition of "maw." 

Example Question #44 : Identifying Synonyms

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

RUBBLE

Possible Answers:

Excess

Segments

Overflow

Treasures

Debris

Correct answer:

Debris

Explanation:

"Rubble" is the same as "debris" or wreckage. This is different than "segments" or pieces of something; "overflow" or too much of something; or "treasures" or precious commodities.

Example Question #41 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

FOLIAGE

Possible Answers:

Vegetation

Chronograph

Folds

Terrain

Parity

Correct answer:

Vegetation

Explanation:

The word "foliage" refers to the leaves of a plant or plants in general. The best choice is "vegetation," which means the plants found naturally in an area. Considering the other options, a "fold" is a bend, a "chronograph" is a device that keeps time (such as a clock or a watch), and "parity" means equality.

Example Question #42 : Identifying Synonyms

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

HALL

Possible Answers:

Corner

Street

Corridor

Step

Alley

Correct answer:

Corridor

Explanation:

A "hall" is an indoor passageway or a large room for gatherings, so the answer choice closest in meaning to "hall" is "corridor," a noun that means a hallway. Considering the other choices, none are as close in meaning to "hall" as is "corridor": "street" is a noun meaning an outdoor, public and usually paved walkway; "step," when used as a noun, means a movement of one foot in front of the other to move in a direction, and "alley" is a noun meaning a narrow back street.

Example Question #42 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

PRECIPICE

Possible Answers:

Cliff

Attack

Plan

Idea

Hill

Correct answer:

Cliff

Explanation:

A "precipice" is another word for a cliff. "Cliff" is the best choice because it is a part of the definition of "precipice." Considering the other choices, "previous" means coming before something, "premeditated" means planned beforehand, and "attack" means begin an offensive action against.

Example Question #43 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

SEMBLANCE

Possible Answers:

Appearance

Discretion

Fragrance

Figment

Discrepancy

Correct answer:

Appearance

Explanation:

“Semblance” means the appearance of something, often a false appearance, so "appearance" is the correct answer. “Discretion” is silence and caution; a “discrepancy” is a difference or conflict between two sources of information; a “figment” is an imaginary thing; and a “fragrance” is a nice scent or a perfume.

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