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 #51 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

PATRONAGE

Possible Answers:

Undermine 

Primary 

Support 

Anchorage 

Listless

Correct answer:

Support 

Explanation:

“Patronage” is financial support given to someone who needs it for education or to run a business. To provide further help, “undermine” means to weaken; “primary” means occurring first or being of greatest importance; “listless” means weak, languid, lacking energy; “anchorage” is a port or dock.

Example Question #52 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

DELUSION

Possible Answers:

Inconstant

Credibility

Deception

Satire

Ridicule

Correct answer:

Deception

Explanation:

"Deception" is the act of purposely making something false appear to be true. Thus, the best answer choice is "deceit," as a "deceit" also means the act of purposely making something false appear to be true. "Satire" and "ridicule" both refer to the act of making fun of something or someone, and "inconstant" means ever-changing; these answer choices are not as close to "delusion" in meaning as is "deception."

Example Question #53 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

TUMULT

Possible Answers:

Ratification

Geologist

Disclaimer

Prodigy

Uproar

Correct answer:

Uproar

Explanation:

"Tumult" means commotion or uproar, so "uproar" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "tumult": "ratification" is the approval of a suggested law; a "prodigy" is a young person with unexpectedly developed skills in some field; a "geologist" is a person who studies the matter that makes up Earth; and a "disclaimer" is a statement that says that someone or a group refuses to be responsible for something.

Example Question #54 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

ZEST

Possible Answers:

Collection

Enthusiasm

Communication

Plague

Military

Correct answer:

Enthusiasm

Explanation:

"Zest" means great passion or enthusiasm, so "enthusiasm" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "zest": "collection" is a group of similar things that people keep; a "plague" is a widespread and contagious disease; "military" refers to a country's army or armed forces; and "communication" means the transmission of information.

Example Question #55 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

DEADLOCK

Possible Answers:

Discount

Sovereign

Stalemate

Subsidy

Obsession

Correct answer:

Stalemate

Explanation:

A "deadlock" is a stalemate or a situation in which neither side in an argument, battle, or game can make progress, so "stalemate" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices is close in meaning to "deadlock": a "subsidy" is money given to a company so that prices can remain low; a "discount" is a reduction of an item's price; an "obsession" means the state of being fully absorbed with or nearly constantly thinking about a person or thing; and "sovereign," when used as a noun, means ruler or leader.

Example Question #55 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

SYSTEM

Possible Answers:

Method

Work

Unit

Disorganization

Correct answer:

Method

Explanation:

A "system" is a set of formulas and procedures, so the answer choice closest in meaning to "system" is "method," a noun meaning procedure or techniques. Considering the other choices, "disorganization" is a noun and the antonym of "system"; it means a lack of organization. "Unit" is a noun meaning a single thing or person or a quantity by which something is measured, and "work" is noun meaning productive activity.

Example Question #56 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

WEALTH

Possible Answers:

Abundance

Portion

Lack

Need

Correct answer:

Abundance

Explanation:

"Wealth" is a noun that means a large amount of money, or when referring to other things, plenty. That means that the answer choice closest in meaning to "wealth" is "abundance," which is a noun meaning a large quantity of something. Considering the other answer choices, none are close in meaning to "wealth": a "need" is a necessity, a "lack" is the absence of something; and a "portion" is a piece of a greater whole.

Example Question #57 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

FLAIR

Possible Answers:

Inventiveness

Gruffness

Outspokenness

Style

Neatness

Correct answer:

Style

Explanation:

To have "flair" is to be suave and to have "style." The other incorrect answer choices mean the following: "outspokenness" is to be outgoing; "inventiveness" is creativity; and "gruffness" is having a harsh exterior.

Example Question #58 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

OMISSION

Possible Answers:

Omniscient

Revival

Retention

Removal

Departure

Correct answer:

Removal

Explanation:

An "omission" is a removal of something; for instance, omitting text from a paper means taking out those words. That means that "removal" is the correct answer. As for the other answer choices, none are close in meaning to "omission": "omniscient" means all-knowing; "revival" means the act of coming back to conscious life or a comeback in popularity; and "retention" means the act of keeping something in a given place.

Example Question #60 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

MORALE

Possible Answers:

Esteem

Support

Approval

Fortification

Intuition

Correct answer:

Esteem

Explanation:

"Morale" means self-confidence or self-esteem, so "confidence" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "morale": "fortification" means a structure like a wall or building built for defensive purposes; "intuition" means an internal sense of something that one has without being informed about it; "approval" means acceptance or endorsement, and "support," when used as a noun, means publicly conveyed approval or something that is integral to the stability of something else.

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