ISEE Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Other Adjectives

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #524 : Identifying Synonyms

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

DISPARATE

Possible Answers:

Insulting

Unequal

Gregarious

Parrotlike

Correct answer:

Unequal

Explanation:

The word "disparate" means unequal. "Unequal" is the best choice because it is a part of the definition of "disparate." Considering the other choices, "parrotlike" means having the qualities of a parrot, "insulting" means causing offense or insult, and "gregarious" means loving the company of others.

Example Question #525 : Identifying Synonyms

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

INERT

Possible Answers:

Delectable 

Abominable

Motionless

Miserly 

Somber 

Correct answer:

Motionless

Explanation:

"Inert" means motionless, still. To further help you, "delectable" means delicious, tasty; "miserly" means not generous; "abominable" means monstrous, offensive; "somber" means serious and sad.

Example Question #526 : Identifying Synonyms

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

INERT

Possible Answers:

Audible

Edible

Visible

Static

Impassioned 

Correct answer:

Static

Explanation:

“Inert” means static or motionless, so "static" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "inert": "visible" means able to be seen; "edible" means able to be eaten; "audible" means able to be heard; and "impassioned" means emotional.

Example Question #527 : Identifying Synonyms

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

INERT

Possible Answers:

Inept

Limber

Vocal

Capable

Still

Correct answer:

Still

Explanation:

"Inert" means lacking the ability or strength to move. If someone is inert, she is motionless or still.

Example Question #528 : Identifying Synonyms

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

OBSTRUCTED

Possible Answers:

Hindered

Diffusive

Prosperous

Wary

Malignant

Correct answer:

Hindered

Explanation:

If you are "obstructed," it means that you are hindered or having to deal with an obstacle in your way. So, "hindered" is the correct answer.

Example Question #529 : Identifying Synonyms

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

EXPEDIENT

Possible Answers:

Practical

Pedal

Cautious

Quiet

Correct answer:

Practical

Explanation:

"Expedient" means practical but possibly immoral. The best choice is "practical" because it is part of the definition of "expedient." Considering the other choices, a "pedal" is a lever controlled by foot in order to operate something, "cautious" means showing alertness in a dangerous situation, and "quiet" means silent or not saying much.

Example Question #530 : Identifying Synonyms

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

RELUCTANT

Possible Answers:

Passive

Disinclined

Reclusive

Unknown

Lucrative

Correct answer:

Disinclined

Explanation:

"Ruluctant"  is defined as unwilling. This is similar to "disinclined."

Example Question #31 : Synonyms: Other Adjectives

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

PROFOUND

Possible Answers:

Limited

Prepared

Earnest

Soluble

Casual

Correct answer:

Earnest

Explanation:

"Profound" is an adjective meaning "having or showing great knowledge or understanding," "difficult to understand : requiring deep thought or wisdom," or "very strongly felt." "Earnest," which means "resulting from or showing sincere and intense conviction," is the best answer because it is closest in meaning to "very strongly felt," and none of the answer choices are at all similar in meaning to any of the definitions of "profound."

Example Question #32 : Synonyms: Other Adjectives

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

HYPOCRITICAL

Possible Answers:

Vindictive

Fraudulent

Ignorant

Cruel

Contemplative

Correct answer:

Fraudulent

Explanation:

The word "hypocritical" means insincere; this is essentially the same as "fraudulent," which means false.  "Vindictive" means cruel, and "contemplative" means pensive or thinking deeply about things.

Example Question #33 : Synonyms: Other Adjectives

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

POTENTIAL

Possible Answers:

Mentor 

Latent 

Occupant 

Refrain 

Inert 

Correct answer:

Latent 

Explanation:

“Potential” means possible or capable of becoming real. The closest answer choice is “latent,” which means hidden, lying dormant. To provide further help, “inert” means motionless; “occupant” means resident; a “mentor” is a teacher; “refrain” means to stop doing.

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