ISEE Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, and Variety

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Example Questions

Example Question #2371 : Isee Middle Level (Grades 7 8) Verbal Reasoning

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

EXCEPTIONAL

Possible Answers:

Thoughtful

Typical

Common

Remarkable

Peculiar

Correct answer:

Remarkable

Explanation:

An "exceptional" idea, person, or object is remarkable. For example, an exceptional sunset or an exceptional report card are each outstanding.

Example Question #2372 : Isee Middle Level (Grades 7 8) Verbal Reasoning

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

IMPECCABLE

Possible Answers:

Flawed

Perfect

Round

Distant

Jumbled

Correct answer:

Perfect

Explanation:

"Impeccable" is an adjective that means flawless and faultless, so the answer closest in meaning to "impeccable" is "perfect," an adjective that also means flawless. Considering the other choices, "flawed" is an adjective meaning imperfect, "distant" is an adjective meaning far or not close, and "round" is an adjective meaning circular.

Example Question #13 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, And Variety

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

DERELICT

Possible Answers:

Neglected

Confused

Pampered

Brazen

Cautious

Correct answer:

Neglected

Explanation:

Derelict most nearly means "neglected." Something that is derelict has been abandoned or deserted. For example, "she was leery of entering the building due to its location next to the derelict lot."

The other words are all antonyms.

Example Question #14 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, And Variety

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

ODDBALL

Possible Answers:

Irate

Essential

Strange

Wise

Elusive

Correct answer:

Strange

Explanation:

"Oddball," when used as an adjective, means weird, strange, or out of the ordinary, so "strange" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "oddball": "elusive" means difficult to grasp or catch; "wise" means very intelligent and experienced; "essential" means necessary; and "irate" means angror furious.

Example Question #15 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, And Variety

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

FRUITFUL

Possible Answers:

Diverse

Flavorful 

Monotone

Healthy

Productive

Correct answer:

Productive

Explanation:

"Fruitful" means having a high yield or productive, so "fruitful" is a synonym of "productive."

Example Question #16 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, And Variety

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

BANAL

Possible Answers:

Unimaginative

Intense

Motivated

Clear

Correct answer:

Unimaginative

Explanation:

The word "banal" means lacking originality. The best choice is "unimaginative," as something that is banal is unimaginative

Example Question #17 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, And Variety

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

ABUNDANT

Possible Answers:

Plentiful

Amazing

Dramatic

Delicious

Overwhelming

Correct answer:

Plentiful

Explanation:

"Abundant" means plentiful, so "plentiful" is the correct answer. 

Example Question #18 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, And Variety

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

SUFFICIENT

Possible Answers:

Awful

Wasteful

Tasty

Enough

Correct answer:

Enough

Explanation:

"Sufficient" is an adjective meaning adequate, so the answer choice closest in meaning to "sufficient" is "enough," an adjective meaning of a necessary or more than necessary amount. Considering the other answer choices, "wasteful" is an adjective meaning consuming uselessly, "tasty" is an adjective meaning delicious, and "awful' is an adjective meaning terrible.

Example Question #19 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, And Variety

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

AMPLE

Possible Answers:

Lacking

Extensive

Beautiful

Limited

Correct answer:

Extensive

Explanation:

"Ample" is an adjective meaning plentiful and abundant, so the answer choice closest in meaning to "ample" is "extensive," an adjective meaning thorough or spanning over a large area. Considering the other answer choices, "limited" is an adjective meaning restricted, "lacking" is an adjective meaning being without, and "beautiful" is an adjective meaning very pretty, very attractive, or aesthetically pleasant.

Example Question #20 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, And Variety

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

CLASSIC

Possible Answers:

Extraordinary

Typical

Unusual

Irritating

Correct answer:

Typical

Explanation:

"Classic" is an adjective meaning traditional or typical, so the answer choice closest in meaning to "classic" is "typical," an adjective meaning representative of a certain type. Considering the other answer choices, "unusual" is an antonym of "classic" and means abnormal or not typical, "irritating" means annoying, and "extraordinary" means beyond what is normal.

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