ISEE Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns for Abstract Concepts

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #21 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

SWAY

Possible Answers:

Imitate 

Recede

Influence 

Elaborate 

Sublime 

Correct answer:

Influence 

Explanation:

While "sway" can mean move back in forth rhythmically, it can also be used to mean convince or influence. So, "influence" is the correct answer. To help you, "imitate" means copy, "sublime" means perfect or great, and "recede" means retreat or move back. When used as an adjective, "elaborate" means complicated, and when used as a verb, "elaborate" means go into further detail about or make more complicated.

Example Question #22 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

HOAX

Possible Answers:

Prophesy 

Tome 

Trick

Ill-will

Glutton 

Correct answer:

Trick

Explanation:

A "hoax" is a trick or practical joke in which false information is made to seem true, so "trick" is the correct answer. To help you, a "prophesy" is a statement about what will happen in the future that is expected to come true, a "tome" is a long and dense book, and a "glutton" is someone who is very greedy about something, usually food.

Example Question #23 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

GLITCH

Possible Answers:

Fault

Tirade 

Data

Improvement 

Outcome 

Correct answer:

Fault

Explanation:

A "glitch" in something is a fault, an error, or something that has gone wrong, so "fault" is the correct answer. To help you, a "tirade" is a verbal attack, and "outcome" means result or consequence.

Example Question #24 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

CLASH

Possible Answers:

Accord 

Guess

Fight 

Quibble 

Decompose 

Correct answer:

Fight 

Explanation:

A "clash" is another word for a fight or a battle, and to "clash" means to fight or to battle. So, "fight" is the correct answer. To help you, "accord" means an agreement or harmony, to "quibble" means to argue over something not particularly important, and "decompose" means rot.

Example Question #25 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

ADAGE

Possible Answers:

Epoch 

Intent 

Shape 

Saying 

Goals

Correct answer:

Saying 

Explanation:

An "adage" is an old saying, or a maxim. So, "maxim" is the correct answer. To help you, "intent" means purpose, and an "epoch" is an era or period of history.

Example Question #26 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

TIRADE

Possible Answers:

Article

Attack

Garment

Army

Rant

Correct answer:

Rant

Explanation:

A "tirade" means an impassioned and possibly loud speech, or a "rant."

Example Question #27 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

SUCCOR

Possible Answers:

Pact 

Saintly 

Solo 

Pliant 

Aid 

Correct answer:

Aid 

Explanation:

"Succor" means help or aid. To further help you, a "pact" is an agreement; "pliant" means flexible; "saintly" means pious or religious; "solo" means alone

Example Question #28 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

BLISS

Possible Answers:

Envy 

Love 

Greed

Joy 

Sorrow

Correct answer:

Joy 

Explanation:

"Bliss" is a feeling of continuous joy and peacefulness. To further help you, "envy" means jealousy or wanting something someone else has; "sorrow" means great sadness; "greed" means insatiable hunger for something of wanting too much of something.

Example Question #29 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

BORDER

Possible Answers:

Decoration

Illustration

Outline

Division

Mark

Correct answer:

Division

Explanation:

A "border" is a division or line between two countries or territories. Therefore, "division" is the synonym. 

Example Question #30 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

RANCOR

Possible Answers:

Alliance

Anger

War

Misunderstanding

Distrust

Correct answer:

Anger

Explanation:

"Rancor" means anger or rage. Therefore, "anger" is the appropriate synonym.

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