ISEE Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns for Tangible Things

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Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

MISSIVE

Possible Answers:

Letter

Send

Miss

Mist

Correct answer:

Letter

Explanation:

A "missive" is a letter. "Letter" is the best choice as it is a part of the definition of "missive."

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

FESTIVITY

Possible Answers:

Music

Joy

Dance

Party

Correct answer:

Party

Explanation:

"Festivity" is a noun which means a happy celebration, so the answer choice closest in meaning is "party," which is a noun meaning a celebratory social gathering. Considering the other answer choices, none are close in meaning to "festivity": "dance," when used as a noun, means a specific pattern of aesthetically pleasant bodily movements set to music or a school gathering at which dancing occurs; "music" is a noun meaning specific patterns of aesthetically pleasant sounds made with (a) voice(s) and/or instrument, and "joy" is a noun meaning happiness.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

CAR

Possible Answers:

Airplane

Boat

Transportation

Automobile

Correct answer:

Automobile

Explanation:

A "car" is a vehicle with wheels that drives over land, so the answer choice closest in meaning to "car" is "automobile," as an "automobile" is a passenger vehicle with wheels. Considering the other answer choices, none are as close in meaning to "car" as is "automobile": a "boat" is a vessel that transports things on water; an "airplane" is a vessel for transporting things in air; and "transportation" is a noun meaning the thing one uses to or way in which one moves oneself or things from one place to another.

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

CADAVER

Possible Answers:

Nurse 

Corpse 

Professor 

Warlock 

Administrator

Correct answer:

Corpse 

Explanation:

A “cadaver” is a dead body and is most similar in meaning to a “corpse.” To provide further help, an “administrator” is someone who manages an organization; a “warlock” is a male wizard

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

HEMORRHAGE

Possible Answers:

Crying 

Sprinting 

Screaming 

Hurting 

Bleeding 

Correct answer:

Bleeding 

Explanation:

“Hemorrhage” means excessive bleeding or uncontrolled blood loss. It can also, less frequently, be used to describe any type of rapid loss of something

Example Question #6 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

QUAGMIRE

Possible Answers:

Trap

Mine

Home

Bog

Question

Correct answer:

Bog

Explanation:

A "quagmire" is a swamp or bog. Therefore, "bog" is the correct synonym. 

Example Question #7 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

GLOSS

Possible Answers:

Food

Laziness

Dullness

Fuzziness

Patina

Correct answer:

Patina

Explanation:

"Gloss," when used as a noun, means either "shine or luster on a smooth surface" or "a superficially attractive appearance or impression." So, we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like "shine" or "a superficial attractive appearance." "Dullness" can't be the correct answer, then, because "dullness" is the opposite of "shine or luster." "Patina," however, can mean "a gloss or sheen on wooden furniture produced by age and polishing," or "an impression or appearance of something," and because "patina" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "gloss," "patina" is the correct answer.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

HAZE

Possible Answers:

Sharp

Maze

Smoke

Lost

Fog

Correct answer:

Fog

Explanation:

"Haze" is defined as the condensed water vapor or dust in the atmosphere that reduces visibility. This is filmilar to "fog."

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

MAW

Possible Answers:

Prevent

Animal

Forest

Mouth

Correct answer:

Mouth

Explanation:

The word "maw" is another word for mouth. The best choice is "mouth" because it is a part of the definition of "maw." 

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

RUBBLE

Possible Answers:

Treasures

Debris

Overflow

Excess

Segments

Correct answer:

Debris

Explanation:

"Rubble" is the same as "debris" or wreckage. This is different than "segments" or pieces of something; "overflow" or too much of something; or "treasures" or precious commodities.

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