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 #41 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

BULLETIN

Possible Answers:

Resignation

Announcement

Abdication

Resettlement

Rebuttal

Correct answer:

Announcement

Explanation:

A "bulletin" is an announcement. To help you, a "rebuttal" is a speech given in reply during an argument or debate; "resignation" means notice given when quitting a job; "abdication" means to give up the throne; "resettlement" is a name given to somewhere people used to live that people are now moving back to.

Example Question #42 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

FAÇADE

Possible Answers:

Evidence

Action

Illusion

Dream

Truth

Correct answer:

Illusion

Explanation:

A "façade" is an illusion; something not true, designed to hide the truth. For example, behind the façade of a beautiful innocent-looking young woman was the soul of a calculating and merciless criminal.

Example Question #43 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

BREACH

Possible Answers:

Construe

Break

Terminate

Comprehend

Commence

Correct answer:

Break

Explanation:

A “breach” is a failure to maintain something, like a law or a promise. To “breach” is to break a law or a promise. To provide further guidance, "construe" means interpret; "comprehend" means understand; "terminate" means end, and "commence" means begin.

Example Question #44 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

WINDFALL

Possible Answers:

Stance

Exotic

Apt

Bonus

Banished

Correct answer:

Bonus

Explanation:

A “windfall” is an unexpected bonus amount of money, usually won in a game or received due to luck. To provide further guidance, "exotic" means foreign, from abroad; "apt" means appropriate, fitting; "banished" means sent away; "stance" means opinion on an issue or the way someone is standing.

Example Question #45 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

ALACRITY

Possible Answers:

Enthusiasm 

Dread

Friendship 

Honesty 

Youth 

Correct answer:

Enthusiasm 

Explanation:

“Alacrity” is a noun used to describe enthusiasm, readiness and eagerness, so "enthusiasm" is the correct answer. To provide further guidance, "dread" is another name for deep fear

Example Question #46 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

NUISANCE

Possible Answers:

Riddle

Annoyance

Protection

Explosion

Obstruction

Correct answer:

Annoyance

Explanation:

A "nuisance" is an irritant or annoyance, so "annoyance" is the correct answer. 

Example Question #47 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

Synonyms: Choose the answer that most closely matches the word in capital letters.

HARBINGER

Possible Answers:

Transparent

Innate

Explicit

Omen 

Opaque

Correct answer:

Omen 

Explanation:

A “harbinger” is an omen, an ominous foreboding. To provide further help, “innate” means natural, something you are born with; “explicit” means clear, definite and obvious; “transparent” means allows light to pass through, see-through; “opaque” means does not allow light to pass through, solid. “Transparent” and “opaque” are antonyms of one another. "Translucent” is a related word that describes something that allows some light to pass through.

Example Question #48 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

Synonyms: Choose the answer that most closely matches the word in capital letters.

TREPIDATION

Possible Answers:

Unease

Convoluted 

Disgust

Envy 

Excitement

Correct answer:

Unease

Explanation:

“Trepidation” is a feeling of anxiety and unease about the immediate future. To provide further help, “disgust” means revulsion, feeling that something is gross or abhorrent; “envy” means jealousy; “convoluted” means complicated, long-winded.

Example Question #49 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

Synonyms: Choose the answer that most closely matches the word in capital letters.

CENSURE

Possible Answers:

Fervent 

Criticize 

Laud 

Respect 

Reward

Correct answer:

Criticize 

Explanation:

“Censure” means criticize, blame. To provide further help, “laud” means praise, something that is “laudatory” is deserving of praise; “fervent” means keen and passionate, often too passionate.

Example Question #50 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

Synonyms: Choose the answer that most closely matches the word in capital letters.

APTITUDE

Possible Answers:

Talent 

Regressive

Clumsiness

Progressive 

Inability

Correct answer:

Talent 

Explanation:

“Aptitude” means ability, skill level, and talent. To provide further help, “inability” is the failure or powerlessness of something; “regressive” is returning to a previous condition; “progressive” is forward-thinking and forward-moving.

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