ISEE Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance, Materiality, and Sensory Imagery

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Example Questions

Example Question #11 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance, Materiality, And Sensory Imagery

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

 

DELICATE

Possible Answers:

Unhappy

Sturdy

Fragile

Durable

Contentious

Correct answer:

Fragile

Explanation:

"Fragile" is the best synonym of "delicate," as they both mean easily breakable, while the rest of the answers bear little relation to the word in question: "durable" means longlasting and "sturdy" has a similar meaning, while "contentious" means producing controversy or debate.

Example Question #11 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance, Materiality, And Sensory Imagery

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

RAVENOUS

Possible Answers:

Starving

Parched

Content

Bleak

Satiated

Correct answer:

Starving

Explanation:

The word "ravenous" means very hungry or starving, so "starving" is the correct answer.

Example Question #12 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance, Materiality, And Sensory Imagery

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

ORNATE

Possible Answers:

Lavish

Folksy

Orblike

Secular

Correct answer:

Lavish

Explanation:

Something that is "ornate" is excessively showy. The best choice is "lavish," which means excessive. Considering the other options, "orblike" means like an orb, or in other words, spherical, "folksy" means purposely traditional in a affected wayand "secular" means nonreligious. 

Example Question #264 : Identifying Synonyms

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

COARSE

Possible Answers:

Rough 

Short 

Soft 

Tall 

Polite 

Correct answer:

Rough 

Explanation:

"Coarse" means rough and can be used to describe the roughness of an object, the roughness of someone’s character, or the roughness of someone’s manners. When used to describe people, it generally means rude and uncouth. So, "rough" is the correct answer.

Example Question #621 : Synonyms

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

AWRY

Possible Answers:

Able to be seen 

Without shape 

Comforting 

Twisted around 

Uncomfortable 

Correct answer:

Twisted around 

Explanation:

"Awry" means twisted around, out of shape, or gone wrong. To further help you, something that is "comforting" gives you peace and comfort. For example, one might write, “Amy’s New Year’s plans went hopelessly awry, but once she got home, the affection of her three dogs proved more than comforting enough.”

Example Question #265 : Identifying Synonyms

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

GAUDY

Possible Answers:

Trustworthy

Important

Godlike

Attentive

Extravagant

Correct answer:

Extravagant

Explanation:

"Gaudy" means extravagant to the point of being tasteless. Therefore, “extravagant” is a synonym of "gaudy."

Example Question #13 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance, Materiality, And Sensory Imagery

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

LIMBER

Possible Answers:

Strong 

Weak 

Inflexible 

Timid 

Agile 

Correct answer:

Agile 

Explanation:

"Limber" means agile or flexible, so "agile" is the correct answer. To help you, "inflexible" means not flexible and is an antonym of "limber." Finally, "timid" means shy

Example Question #14 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance, Materiality, And Sensory Imagery

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

PECKISH

Possible Answers:

Hungry

Idealistic

Avian

Charlatan

Correct answer:

Hungry

Explanation:

The word "peckish" means somewhat hungry. The best choice is "hungry" because it is a part of the definition of "peckish." Considering the other choices, "avian" means having to do with birds, "idealistic" means having high goals, and a "charlatan" is a person who pretends to have more knowledge or skill than they actually have.

Example Question #15 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance, Materiality, And Sensory Imagery

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

VORACIOUS

Possible Answers:

Edible

Young

Graceful

Starving

Correct answer:

Starving

Explanation:

The word "voracious" means incredibly hungry. The best choice is "starving" because it shares the same definition as "voracious." Considering the other choices, "young" means in the early stages of life, "graceful" means having beauty and elegance in form, and "edible" means able to be eaten.

Example Question #274 : Identifying Synonyms

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

FAMISHED

Possible Answers:

Responsible 

Unpopular

Starving 

Uncomfortable

Thirsty 

Correct answer:

Starving 

Explanation:

“Famished” means very hungry or starving and comes from the same root as “famine,” which means a prolonged period without food. To provide further help, “unpopular” means not well-liked; “uncomfortable” means not comfortable; “responsible” means accountable, to be blamed if something goes wrong.

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