ISEE Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #21 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

SEDATE

Possible Answers:

entertaining

simplistic

calm

medicinal

Correct answer:

calm

Explanation:

When someone is "sedate," he or she is in a state of existence that is like "sitting." The word actually comes from the Latin for chair or to sit. A "sedentary" life style is one that does not get much physical activity. Often, when used as an adjective, "sedate" means calm or unbothered. A sedate person is quite different from an anxious one. Thus, the best option is "calm." A "sedate" situation might be simple, but it certainly is not fair to presume that it would be "simplistic," which indicates that something is too simplified.

Example Question #80 : Synonyms: Adjectives And Adverbs

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

ACRID

Possible Answers:

Definite

Incidental

Sweet

Fanciful

Bitter

Correct answer:

Bitter

Explanation:

"Acrid" is an adjective that can mean either "having an irritatingly strong and unpleasant taste or smell" or "angry and bitter." While "sweet" can also describe the taste of something, it has positive connotations and does not mean the same thing as "acrid," so it cannot be the correct answer. "Bitter," however, can men "having a sharp, pungent taste or smell; not sweet" or "angry, hurt, or resentful because of one's bad experiences or a sense of unjust treatment." Because the meanings of "acrid" and "bitter" are synonymous on multiple levels, "bitter" is the best answer choice.

Example Question #22 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

Synonyms: choose the word closest in meaning to the word in question.

AGHAST

Possible Answers:

Horrified

Enthralled

Bored

Mesmerized

Seduced

Correct answer:

Horrified

Explanation:

"Aghast" is an adjective that means shocked or horrified. For example, one might write, "They were aghast when they heard the news of the deadly train crash."

Example Question #23 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

Synonyms: choose the word closest in meaning to the word in question.

INDIGNANT
Possible Answers:
 Native
Ignorant
 
 Irate

Reluctant 

Petty

Correct answer:
 Irate
Explanation:
"Indignant" is an adjective that means angry or outraged because of not being treated fairly. "Ignorant" means not knowledgeable about or aware of something, "native" means indiginous, "reluctant" means unwilling to do something, and "petty" means trivial, so none of these potential answer choices can be correct because none of them mean angry. "Irate" is the only word that means angry, so "irate" is the correct answer. 

Example Question #697 : Synonyms

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

AGHAST

Possible Answers:

Depressed

Fulfilled

Interested

Shocked

Correct answer:

Shocked

Explanation:

"Aghast" is defined as struck with terror, amazement, or horror, so "shocked" is the best match.

Example Question #24 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

DISGRUNTLED

Possible Answers:

Dissatisfied

Untidy 

Stressed 

Groaning 

Disgusted

Correct answer:

Dissatisfied

Explanation:

"Disgruntled" means dissatisfied or unhappy. Thus, "disgruntled" is closest in meaning to "dissatisfied."

Example Question #25 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

EXUBERANT

Possible Answers:

Unforgettable

Excited

Unyielding

Excessive

Distracting

Correct answer:

Excited

Explanation:

"Exuberant" is an adjective that means having a lot of energy or excited about something, so "excited" is the correct answer.

Example Question #26 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

AGHAST

Possible Answers:

Acceptable 

Miserable 

Uncomfortable 

Implore 

Shocked 

Correct answer:

Shocked 

Explanation:

"Aghast" means taken by surprise or shocked. To further help you, "implore" means to beg or urge; "miserable" means very sad; "acceptable" means good enough.

Example Question #27 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

AGAPE

Possible Answers:

Suspicious 

Cancerous 

Amazed

Hollow

Forgiven 

Correct answer:

Amazed

Explanation:

“Agape” means astonished or amazed, so "amazed" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "agape": "forgiven" means no longer blamed for something; "cancerous" means harmful or damaging; "hollow" means empty or void; and when you are "suspicious" you are tending to believe that something or someone is wrong or doing something bad without evidence proving that this is the case.

Example Question #342 : Identifying Synonyms

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

EXUBERANT

Possible Answers:

Watery

Morbid

Weighty

Ebullient

Inconsiderate

Correct answer:

Ebullient

Explanation:

"Exuberant" is an adjective that means"filled with or characterized by a lively energy and excitement." So, we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like "energetic" or "excited." While "morbid," like "exuberant," describes an emotional state, it cannot be the correct answer because "morbid" means "characterized by or appealing to an abnormal and unhealthy interest in disturbing and unpleasant subjects, especially death and disease." "Ebullient," however, is an adjective that means "cheerful and full of energy," and because "ebullient" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "exuberant," "ebullient" is the correct answer.

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