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 #418 : Synonyms

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

FOLIAGE

Possible Answers:

Food

Forest

Herbivore

Nutrient

Vegetation

Correct answer:

Vegetation

Explanation:

"Foliage" means leaves and greenery, so "vegetation" is the best answer choice. As for the other answer choices, "food" means substance that is eaten in order to gain nutrients and energy; "nutrient" means vitamin that supports survival and growth; "forest" means wooded area or large group of trees; and "herbivore" means plant-eating animal.

Example Question #419 : Synonyms

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

TALISMAN

Possible Answers:

Stone

Evil

Rubber

Charm

Superstitious

Correct answer:

Charm

Explanation:

A "talisman" is a symbol that is thought to bring good luck. It could be a necklace or a lucky rabbit's foot, or anything a person believes is lucky. A "charm" means the same thing. The word "talisman" is a noun, so you should have eliminated words that weren't nouns when looking at the answers. This leaves only "charm" and "stone."

Example Question #420 : Synonyms

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

NUCLEUS

Possible Answers:

Larceny

Center

Homicide

Periphery

Felony

Correct answer:

Center

Explanation:

The "nucleus" is the core or center of something. To provide further help, "homicide" means murder; "larceny" means thievery; a "felony" is a crime; the "periphery" is what is on the outskirts. The "periphery" is opposite to the "nucleus." 

Example Question #51 : Identifying Synonyms

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

INCOME

Possible Answers:

Companion

Wages

Entrance

Accomplice

Outlier

Correct answer:

Wages

Explanation:

"Income" means money earned through a job, wages, salary. To provide further help, an "outlier" is something or someone that falls well outside the center of a group, something unusual, a unique piece of data; a "companion" is a friend, someone who is with you; an "accomplice" is a person who assists another person in committing a crime.

Example Question #61 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

VOCATION

Possible Answers:

Committee

Occupation

Protest

Arbiter

Syndicate

Correct answer:

Occupation

Explanation:

A "vocation" is a job or an occupation. To provide further help, a "committee" is a group of people who meet to decide something; a "syndicate" is a group of people who work together to further their common interests; an "arbiter" is a person given power to settle a disagreement, the person who makes the decision.

Example Question #62 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

FEAT

Possible Answers:

Reason

Hardship

Failure

Accomplishment

Nuisance

Correct answer:

Accomplishment

Explanation:

A "feat" is an accomplishment, something achieved or completed. To provide further help, a "hardship" is a difficulty; a "nuisance" is something irritating or annoying.

Example Question #63 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

ONSET

Possible Answers:

End

Pause

Start

Intermission

Delay

Correct answer:

Start

Explanation:

The "onset" of something is the start of something, the beginning. To provide further help, an "intermission" is a break in the middle of a performance. A "pause" is a temporary cessation of speech or activity. "End" is an antonym to "onset." You might "delay" the "onset" of something, but the two words are not close to being synonymous.

Example Question #64 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

ADHESIVE

Possible Answers:

Friend

Glue

Enemy

Wood

Mirror

Correct answer:

Glue

Explanation:

An "adhesive" is something sticky, like glue, used to stick two objects together. While "wood glue" can be a useful tool, by itself "wood" refers to a solid substance drawn from trees. "Friend" is a liked companion, and thus mostly unrelated. "Enemy" is an antonym to "friend." "Mirrors" while often framed by "wood" and held together with an "adhesive" (like wood glue!) it is unrelated as a noun to the word "adhesive."

Example Question #65 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

ACCOLADE

Possible Answers:

Inkling

Apparel

Sleet

Award

Wound

Correct answer:

Award

Explanation:

An "accolade" is an award or reward given in recognition of someone's accomplishments. To provide further help, "apparel" is clothing; an "inkling" is an idea, a notion, an unsure idea about something; "sleet" is a combination of rain and snow

Example Question #66 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

WEARINESS

Possible Answers:

Poverty

Frankness

Hearsay

Wealth

Exhaustion

Correct answer:

Exhaustion

Explanation:

To be "weary" means to be tired, so "weariness" is tiredness or exhaustion. To provide further help, "frankness" is honesty, often brutal honesty; "poverty" is the state of being very poor, the opposite of "wealth"; "hearsay" is gossip, unreliable information passed along within a group of people.

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