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 #31 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

PARODY

Possible Answers:

Art

Joke

Imitation 

Play 

Dialogue

Correct answer:

Imitation 

Explanation:

A "parody" is an imitation, usually carried out for the purpose of achieving comic effect, so "imitation" is the synonym.

Example Question #32 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

ANGUISH

Possible Answers:

Toil 

Torment 

Fundamental 

Tenacious 

Clarity 

Correct answer:

Torment 

Explanation:

"Anguish" is a feeling of sustained pain and suffering, and as such, it is most similar in meaning to "torment." To help you, "toil" means work or labor, "fundamental" means basic or simple but very important, "tenacious" means stubborn or firm, and clarity means clearness, precision, or understanding.

Example Question #33 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

BREVITY

Possible Answers:

Clamor

Strangeness

Shortness

Hostile

Correct answer:

Shortness

Explanation:

"Brevity" is shortness, specifically either shortness of a duration of time or shortness of a written text. The best choice is "shortness" because it is a part of the definition of "brevity." Considering the other choices, "hostile" means not friendly, "strangeness" means the quality of being weird or unusual, and a "clamor" is a loud outcry.

Example Question #34 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

KISMET

Possible Answers:

Shun

Faith

Fate

Secret

Correct answer:

Fate

Explanation:

The word "kismet" means fate or destiny. The best choice is "fate," as it is a part of the definition of "kismet." Considering the other choices, "faith" is confidence or trust in something, "shun" means avoid, and "secret" means done without the knowledge of others when used as an adjective, or certain information kept from others when used as a noun.

Example Question #35 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

PLATITUDE

Possible Answers:

Invention

Event

Plate

Cliché

Correct answer:

Cliché

Explanation:

A "platitude" is an overused saying. The best choice is "cliché," which means an overused phrase or saying.

Example Question #35 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

TEMERITY

Possible Answers:

Visible

Boldness

Harmony

Loose

Correct answer:

Boldness

Explanation:

"Temerity" is another word for reckless courage or boldness. The best choice is "boldness" because it is a part of the definition of "temerity." Considering the other choices, "harmony" is agreement, "loose" means free or released from attachment, and "visible" means possible to see.

Example Question #37 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

TREASON

Possible Answers:

Passage

Warden

Betrayal

Habitat

Editorial

Correct answer:

Betrayal

Explanation:

"Treason" means betrayal or disloyalty to one's country, so "betrayal" is the correct answer. A "passage" is a narrow path used to reach a location. "Warden" means the official who runs a prison. "Habitat" means the home or area where an animal or plant lives. An "editorial" is an opinionated article published by a newspaper or news source, and when used as an adjective, "editorial" means having to do with the editing of written works in preparation for their publication.

Example Question #38 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

GOSSIP

Possible Answers:

Rumor

Paleontologist

Jealousy

Matinee

Hemisphere

Correct answer:

Rumor

Explanation:

"Gossip" is rumor or information that is covertly passed around, often about a particular person, that has not necessarily been substantiated. A "hemisphere" is one half of a globe or sphere, as you may have guessed from the word's use of the prefix "hemi-," which means half. "Jealousy" is a feeling of envy or wanting something another person has. A "paleontologist" is a scientist who studies fossils. A "matinee" is a performance or movie held during the afternoon that often costs less to attend than an evening event of the same type.

Example Question #36 : 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:

Divulgence

Gain

Saying

Carouse

Correct answer:

Saying

Explanation:

An "adage" is a common expression. "Saying," which means an expression commonly said by a group, is the best choice. Considering the other choices, "gain" means profit, "divulgence" means making something private known, and "carouse" means party loudly and excessively.

Example Question #37 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

PLETHORA

Possible Answers:

Gumption

Nullify

Obliterate

Excess

Scarce

Correct answer:

Excess

Explanation:

A “plethora” is an excess of things; having more of something than you need. To provide further guidance, "scarce" means little or rare; "nullify" means cancel, render void, invalidate; "gumption" is confidence and bravado; "obliterate" means completely destroy.

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