ISEE Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns for Tangible Things

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Example Question #67 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

TOME

Possible Answers:

Cemetery

Volume

Grave

Sepulcher

Ream

Correct answer:

Volume

Explanation:

Do not confuse the word "tome" with "tomb." They are different words! The word "tomb" refers to a grave in which someone is buried. The word "tome" indicates . Hence, the only option that is acceptable is "volume." Think of when someone says, "He opened the large volume and flipped through its pages." This means that the person has opened up a large book to flip through the pages.

Example Question #68 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

GASH

Possible Answers:

Scrape

Injury

Exfoliation

Laceration

Cut

Correct answer:

Laceration

Explanation:

The word "gash" describes a kind of deep and large wound, not merely a scrape or a mere cut. Therefore, you should not choose any of the options that do not indicate a very bad wound unless there are no other options; however, there is an important other option, namely, "laceration." A "laceration" is a large cut. The word comes from Latin roots meaning to mangle, meaning to tear apart. Indeed, this is a strong enough option and is, therefore, the best among those provided.

Example Question #69 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

GRIME

Possible Answers:

Filth

Stain

Oil

Infirmity

Disease

Correct answer:

Filth

Explanation:

Likely, you have heard the expression "dirt and grime," referring to what has collected on something that is quite dirty. In general, "grime" is used as a word indicating dirt. The only wrong options that should be somewhat tempting are "oil" and "stain"; however, "oil" only describes one particular kind of grime, and a "stain" may be what happens whenever something is grimy (hence, it is not the "grime" itself).

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