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 #41 : Synonyms: Other Adjectives

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

LIBERATED

Possible Answers:

Wild 

Free 

Portentous

Disciplined

Correct answer:

Free 

Explanation:

"Liberated" means released from bondage or another state of captivity or free. "Free" means uninhibited by restrictions. Therefore, "free" is the closest synonym of "liberated." "Wild" is a tempting answer because something that is wild frequently is also free. However, "wild" does not mean "free"; it means untamed or feral. Therefore, it cannot be the correct answer. As for the other answer choices, "portentous" means ominous and "disciplined" means demonstrating that one has control over one's actions.

Example Question #42 : Synonyms: Other Adjectives

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

HYPNOTIC

Possible Answers:

Deceptive

Distorted

Magical

Strange

Mesmerizing

Correct answer:

Mesmerizing

Explanation:

"Hypnotic" means to have the effect of fixating one's attention. "Mesmerizing" also means this, so "mesmerizing" is the correct answer.

Example Question #43 : Synonyms: Other Adjectives

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

PROBABLE

Possible Answers:

Impassive

Likely

Unlikely

Uncomfortable

Comfortable

Correct answer:

Likely

Explanation:

Something that is "probable" is likely to happen, so "likely" is the correct answer. To help you, "impassive" means unemotional, unaffected, or blank.

Example Question #44 : Synonyms: Other Adjectives

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

MUNDANE

Possible Answers:

Free

Unusual 

Ordinary

Damaged

Material

Correct answer:

Ordinary

Explanation:

"Mundane" means ordinary or uninteresting. Therefore, "ordinary" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "mundane."

Example Question #45 : Synonyms: Other Adjectives

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

FORTUITOUS

Possible Answers:

Coincidental

Lumbering

Bland

Fuzzy

Intentional

Correct answer:

Coincidental

Explanation:

"Fortuitous" is an adjective that means "happening by accident or chance rather than design," so we need to pick out an answer choice that is an adjective that means something like "happening by accident." So, "intentional" cannot be the correct answer because "intentional" means "done on purpose; deliberate," making it an antonym of "fortuitous," not a synonym. "Coincidental," however, is an adjective that means "resulting from a coincidence; done or happening by chance," and because "coincidental" is the answer choice that is closest in meaning to "fortuitous," "coincidental" is the correct answer.

Example Question #46 : Synonyms: Other Adjectives

Synonyms: choose the word closest in meaning to the word in question.

NOXIOUS
Possible Answers:

Benign

Injurious 
 
Aggravating 

Legitimate

Woeful

Correct answer:
Injurious 
 
Explanation:
"Noxious" is an adjective that means poisonous. It has a negative connotation, so the answer must also be an adjective with a negative connotation. Considering the potential answer choices, "benign" (which means harmless) and "legitimate" (which means acceptable or lawful) do not have negative connotations, so neither of those words can be the correct answer. This leaves us to pick the correct answer from amongst "injurious," which means harmful, "aggravating," which means irritating or annoying, and "woeful," which means miserable. "Injurious" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "noxious," so "injurious" is the correct answer.

Example Question #47 : Synonyms: Other Adjectives

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

LUCRATIVE

Possible Answers:

Radical

Occupational

Profitable

Expensive

Understanding

Correct answer:

Profitable

Explanation:

"Lucrative" is defined as moneymaking. This is simliar to "profitable."

Example Question #41 : Synonyms: Other Adjectives

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

MONETARY

Possible Answers:

Financial 

Materialistic

Conservative

Expensive

Wealthy

Correct answer:

Financial 

Explanation:

"Monetary" means relating to money, or financial, so "financial" is the synonym.

Example Question #49 : Synonyms: Other Adjectives

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

APT

Possible Answers:

Fit

Application

Appropriate

Inappropriate

Correct answer:

Appropriate

Explanation:

The word "apt" means appropriate or very intelligent. The best choice is "appropriate," as it is a part of the definition of the word "apt." Considering the other options, an "application" is a request, "inappropriate" means not suitable, and "fit" means in good physical condition.

Example Question #50 : Synonyms: Other Adjectives

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

APPROPRIATE

Possible Answers:

Casual

Mediocre 

Suitable

Intense 

Severe 

Correct answer:

Suitable

Explanation:

"Appropriate" means fitting, right, or suitable. To help you, "severe" and "intense" are synonyms of one another; they both describe something that is extreme. Also, "mediocre" means average when better-than-average was expected.

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