ISEE Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns for Tangible Things

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for ISEE Middle Level Verbal

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Example Questions

Example Question #401 : Synonyms

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

FOLIAGE

Possible Answers:

Chronograph

Vegetation

Terrain

Folds

Parity

Correct answer:

Vegetation

Explanation:

The word "foliage" refers to the leaves of a plant or plants in general. The best choice is "vegetation," which means the plants found naturally in an area. Considering the other options, a "fold" is a bend, a "chronograph" is a device that keeps time (such as a clock or a watch), and "parity" means equality.

Example Question #402 : Synonyms

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

HALL

Possible Answers:

Corridor

Step

Corner

Alley

Street

Correct answer:

Corridor

Explanation:

A "hall" is an indoor passageway or a large room for gatherings, so the answer choice closest in meaning to "hall" is "corridor," a noun that means a hallway. Considering the other choices, none are as close in meaning to "hall" as is "corridor": "street" is a noun meaning an outdoor, public and usually paved walkway; "step," when used as a noun, means a movement of one foot in front of the other to move in a direction, and "alley" is a noun meaning a narrow back street.

Example Question #403 : Synonyms

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

PRECIPICE

Possible Answers:

Cliff

Idea

Attack

Hill

Plan

Correct answer:

Cliff

Explanation:

A "precipice" is another word for a cliff. "Cliff" is the best choice because it is a part of the definition of "precipice." Considering the other choices, "previous" means coming before something, "premeditated" means planned beforehand, and "attack" means begin an offensive action against.

Example Question #411 : Synonyms

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

SEMBLANCE

Possible Answers:

Appearance

Discretion

Discrepancy

Fragrance

Figment

Correct answer:

Appearance

Explanation:

“Semblance” means the appearance of something, often a false appearance, so "appearance" is the correct answer. “Discretion” is silence and caution; a “discrepancy” is a difference or conflict between two sources of information; a “figment” is an imaginary thing; and a “fragrance” is a nice scent or a perfume.

Example Question #412 : Synonyms

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

KNAPSACK

Possible Answers:

Journalism

Enmity

Hydrant

Backpack

Diagram

Correct answer:

Backpack

Explanation:

A "knapsack" is a backpack or a bag carried on a person's back, so "backpack" is the correct answer. "Journalism" is the job of writing news stories or of broadcasting the news. "Hydrant" is an pipe that spouts out large amounts of water that fire departments use to put out fires. "Enmity" is intense hatred. A "diagram" is a picture or sketch of something that conveys specific information about it, usually by detailing its different component parts.

Example Question #413 : Synonyms

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

DOMICILE

Possible Answers:

Eshew

Abode

Despot

Posit

Correct answer:

Abode

Explanation:

A "domicile" is a home or house. The best choice is "abode," which shares the same meaning. Considering the other options, a "despot" is a tyrant or ruler with absolute power, "eschew" means keep away from, and "posit" means place something somewhere or propose that an idea is factual as the basis of further discussion.

Example Question #414 : Synonyms

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

TERRAIN

Possible Answers:

Exotic

Ocean

Sticky

Ground

Plant

Correct answer:

Ground

Explanation:

"Terrain" is means landground, or earth, so "ground" is the correct answer.

Example Question #415 : Synonyms

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

MEMORANDUM

Possible Answers:

Prescription

Essay

Analysis

Note

Correct answer:

Note

Explanation:

"Memorandum" is a noun that means a short written note for future reference, so the answer choice closest in meaning to "memorandum" is "note", a noun that also means a short written record. Considering the other choices, none of them are as close in meaning to "memorandum" as is "note": an "essay" is a long written composition; a "prescription" means a written medical direction for medicine; and "analysis" is a noun meaning the written results of an investigation or body of research.

Example Question #416 : Synonyms

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

MARINA

Possible Answers:

Professor

Commentator

Harbor

Moderator

Captain

Correct answer:

Harbor

Explanation:

"Marina" comes from the same Latin roots as "maritime" (located or having to do with the sea), "mariner" (sailor), and "marine" (living in an ocean or sea), so we can infer that it will have something to do with the ocean. A "marina" is the place in which boats are kept when they are not being sailed. This makes "harbor" the correct answer, as it is closest in meaning to "marina." As for the other answer choices, a “commentator” is someone who talks about what is happening as it is happening to explain it to other people watching it; a “moderator” is someone who listens to two people and tries to stop them from fighting and help them reach an agreement; a “professor” is a teacher at university; and one meaning of "captain" is someone who is in charge of a ship.

Example Question #417 : Synonyms

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

JUNCTION

Possible Answers:

Eradication

Connection

Implication

Demonstration

Application

Correct answer:

Connection

Explanation:

A “junction” is the physical place or location where two things join, so the best answer choice is “connection,” which means link between two things. As for the other answer choices, “demonstration” is an act of showing of how something works or is done by seeing it done as an example; an “implication” is suggestion or what something suggests will happen; an “application” is a formal request for something; and "eradication” means the act of completely killing off or getting rid of something.

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