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:

Sublime 

Imitate 

Influence 

Elaborate 

Recede

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 

Ill-will

Tome 

Trick

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:

Tirade 

Improvement 

Data

Fault

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:

Fight 

Guess

Decompose 

Accord 

Quibble 

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:

Shape 

Saying 

Intent 

Epoch 

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:

Army

Rant

Attack

Garment

Article

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:

Saintly 

Solo 

Aid 

Pliant 

Pact 

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:

Greed

Joy 

Sorrow

Love 

Envy 

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:

Mark

Outline

Illustration

Decoration

Division

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

Distrust

War

Anger

Misunderstanding

Correct answer:

Anger

Explanation:

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

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