ISEE Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, and Importance

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Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

 

WROUGHT

Possible Answers:

Fabricated

Halved

Cracked

Dissected

Deposed

Correct answer:

Fabricated

Explanation:

"Wrought" means made, which is similar in meaning to "fabricated," while the rest of the terms are not close in meaning to "wrought." "Deposed" means removed from a position of power while "dissected" is defined as to take apart in order to analyze, and often refers to the bodies of creatures. "Cracked" and "halved" are more straightforward in meaning, but still not appropriate synonyms.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

TACIT

Possible Answers:

Exalt

Understood

Benevolent

Tame

Correct answer:

Understood

Explanation:

The word "tacit" means understood without being directly expressed. "Understood" is the best choice, as it is a part of the definition of the word "tacit." Considering the rest of the choices, "exalt" is a verb that means praise, "tame" means calm when used as a verb and domesticated when used as an adjective, and "benevolent" means kind.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

PERPLEXING

Possible Answers:

Humorous

Confusing

Incredulous

Disturbed

Twisted

Correct answer:

Confusing

Explanation:

"Perplexing" means confusing, so "confused" is the correct answer. For example, a perplexing puzzle is one that is difficult to solve, and therefore confusing.

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

OVERT

Possible Answers:

Blatant

Above

Inside

Around

Correct answer:

Blatant

Explanation:

The word "overt" means obvious. "Blatant" is the best choice because like "overt," it also means obvious.

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

AUTHENTIC

Possible Answers:

Ordinary 

Peculiar 

New

Imaginary 

Real 

Correct answer:

Real 

Explanation:

"Authentic" means genuine and real, so "real" is the correct answer. To help you, "peculiar" means unusual and is an antonym of "ordinary."

Example Question #6 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

PHONY

Possible Answers:

Feral 

Fake 

Wild

Frank 

Eager

Correct answer:

Fake 

Explanation:

A "phony" is someone who falsely pretends to be someone they are not or have attributes they do not have. So, "fake" is the correct answer. To help you, "feral" means wild, "wily" means cunning and sneaky, "frank" means honest, and "eager" means excited to do something.

Example Question #7 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

AUTHENTIC

Possible Answers:

Artistic

Genuine

Happy

Writing

Friendly

Correct answer:

Genuine

Explanation:

"Authentic" means real or "genuine."

Example Question #8 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

PARALLEL

Possible Answers:

Excess 

Gargantuan 

Varied 

Similar 

Different 

Correct answer:

Similar 

Explanation:

You will likely have heard this word used in math to describe two lines that run alongside one another. "Parallel" means similar, the same as, or equivalent. To further help you, "different" and "varied" are loose antonyms of parallel; "gargantuan" means monstrously big; "excess" means too much or more than enough.

Example Question #9 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

SURREPTITIOUS

Possible Answers:

Eager

Covert

Surly

Foundational

Correct answer:

Covert

Explanation:

The word "surreptitious" means done secretly. The best choice is "covert," as it shares the same definition as "surreptitious." Considering the other choices, "surly" means unpleasant and ill-tempered"eager" means excited due to a desire to do somethingand "foundational" means serving as a foundation for something.

Example Question #10 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

PERTINENT

Possible Answers:

Light

Relevant

Composed

Last

Correct answer:

Relevant

Explanation:

The word "pertinent" means relevant. The best choice is "relevant" because it is a part of the definition of "pertinent."

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