ISEE Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, and Location

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Example Questions

Example Question #11 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

JUVENILE

Possible Answers:

Childish

Portentous

Fluffy

Wily

Variegated

Correct answer:

Childish

Explanation:

"Juvenile” means immature and behaving like a child or young in age, so "childish" is the correct answer. "Variegated" means containing many different colors, especially in a stripe-like pattern; "portentous" means ominous; and "wily" means clever and sneaky.

Example Question #12 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

AUSPICIOUS

Possible Answers:

transitory

permanent

favorable

orthodox

exuberant

Correct answer:

favorable

Explanation:

“Auspicious” means favorable or lucky, so "favorable" is the correct answer. As for the other answer choices, “exuberant” means excited and enthusiastic; “permanent” means lasting or unable to be erased; “transitory” means temporary or not permanent; and “orthodox” means conventional or abiding by a given set of rules.

Example Question #13 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

STATIONARY

Possible Answers:

Staunch

Stern

Unmoving

Fluid

Frosty

Correct answer:

Unmoving

Explanation:

“Stationary” means unmoving as opposed to in motion, so "unmoving" is the correct answer. As for the other answer choices, “staunch” means committed and firmly supporting; “frosty” means cold; “stern” means strict and sticking to the rules; and "fluid," when used as an adjective, means either flowing or in a liquid form.

Example Question #14 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

SPORADIC

Possible Answers:

Burdensome

Spartan

Intermittent

Arboreal

Correct answer:

Intermittent

Explanation:

The word "sporadic" means happening at irregular intervals in time. The best choice is "intermittent" because it shares the same definition. Considering the other choices, "arboreal" means having to do with trees, "spartan" means self-disciplined and apathetic about comfort, and "burdensome" means troublesome.

Example Question #11 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

PERMANENT

Possible Answers:

Insipid

Individual

Optimal

Everlasting

Coherent

Correct answer:

Everlasting

Explanation:

"Permanent" means lasting forever or for a very long time or not erasable. To provide further guidance, "insipid" means boring or dull, "optimal" means perfect or prime, and "coherent" means able to be understood.

Example Question #16 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

Which of the following is a synonym of the adjective "transient?"

Possible Answers:

Dedicated

Peaceful

Permanent

Staying

Temporary

Correct answer:

Temporary

Explanation:

Transient most nearly means temporary. Something that is "transient" is passing or fleeting. As a noun, the word most nearly refers to a vagabond. For example, "her feelings were transient."

The other choices are antonyms, with the exception of "peaceful," which is unrelated.

Example Question #17 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

OBSOLETE

Possible Answers:

Outdated

Stubborn

Modern

Pious

Wretched

Correct answer:

Outdated

Explanation:

"Obsolete" means outdated or no longer in use, so "outdated" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "obsolete": "modern" is an antonym of "obsolete" and means new or up-to-date; "stubborn" means refusing to change one's attitude or viewpoint despite evidence to the contrary; "pious" means devout or very religious; and "wretched" means miserable or very sad.

Example Question #18 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

OBSOLETE

Possible Answers:

Up to date 

Out of date 

Prolific 

Demonstrative 

Fecund 

Correct answer:

Out of date 

Explanation:

Something that is "obsolete" is no longer useful or out of date, so "out of date" is the correct answer. To help you, "fecund" means fertile, "demonstrative" means openly showing how one feels, especially concerning being fondness, and "prolific" means productive, creative, or fecund.

Example Question #19 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

ANTEDILUVIAN

Possible Answers:

Very young 

Very big 

Very old

Very small

Very mysterious 

Correct answer:

Very old

Explanation:

The literal meaning of “antediluvian” is from the time before the biblical flood. However, in conventional English it is used to refer to anything extremely old-fashioned and outdated. So, "very old" is the correct answer.

Example Question #20 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

FERTILE

Possible Answers:

Festive

Talkative

Fruitful

Barren

Correct answer:

Fruitful

Explanation:

"Furtile" means producing vegetation or crops or able to have children, so "fruitful" is the best match. "Barren" means failing to produce fruit or unable to have children and is an antonym of "fertile."

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