ISEE Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

RUE

Possible Answers:

Gather

Regret

Study

Smell

Correct answer:

Regret

Explanation:

The word "rue" means feel sorrow. "Regret," which means feel sorrow over a loss or a poor decision, is the best choice. Considering the other choices, "smell" means detect the scent of, "gather" means collect, and "study" means gather information about.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

RELISH

Possible Answers:

Burden

Hide

Enjoy

Gamble

Dislike

Correct answer:

Enjoy

Explanation:

"Relish," when used as a verb, means appreciate greatly, so the answer choice closest in meaning to "relish" is "enjoy," which is a verb meaning take pleasure in. Considering the other answer choices, "dislike" is a verb meaning not enjoy or not like, "burden," when used as a verb, means give someone a thing or a task that causes them undue stress and worry, and "hide" is a verb meaning go to a location in order not to be seen or noticed.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

RUE

Possible Answers:

Leach

Implore

Battle

Lament

Redden

Correct answer:

Lament

Explanation:

"Rue" is a difficult word to figure out if you aren't familiar with it, as it's too short to be able to lend much help with roots. You may have heard the expression "rue the day," which people who speak a very formal English use when making threats. To "rue" means to lament or regret something. Don't confuse with the unrelated word "roué," which means a sexually immoral man.

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

GALL

Possible Answers:

Debilitating 

Remote 

Annoy 

Placate 

Choleric 

Correct answer:

Annoy 

Explanation:

When used as a transitive verb, to "gall" means to annoy or to make someone angry. It can also be used as a noun, in which case it means boldness or audacity. So, "annoy" is the correct answer. To help you, "debilitating" means greatly weakening, "choleric" means bad-tempered, and to "placate" means to calm or to soothe.

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

FRET

Possible Answers:

Prohibit 

Allow 

Explain 

Permit 

Worry 

Correct answer:

Worry 

Explanation:

To "fret" means to worry, so "worry" is the correct answer. To help you, "permit" and "prohibit" are antonyms of one another; that means that they have opposite meanings. Also, to "permit" means to allow, and to "prohibit" means to ban.

Example Question #6 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

RUE

Possible Answers:

Regret

Abhor 

Admire 

Desire 

Suspend 

Correct answer:

Regret

Explanation:

"Rue" means to feel regret for or to feel sorrow about a past action. To further help you, "desire" means want; "admire" means appreciate; "abhor" means hate or detest; "suspend" means pause.

Example Question #7 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

ADORE

Possible Answers:

Love

Complain

Explain

Annoy

Iterate

Correct answer:

Love

Explanation:

"Adore" is a verb meaning like very much, so the answer choice closest in meaning is "love," a verb meaning feel deep affection for when referring to a person or to people, or more informally and when not being used to refer to people, like a great deal. Considering the other answer choices, none are close in meaning to "adore": "complain" is a verb meaning express dissatisfaction about something; "annoy" is a verb meaning pester or bother; and "explain" is a verb meaning clarify in detail.

Example Question #8 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

PETRIFY

Possible Answers:

Terrify 

Kill

Destroy

Portray 

Capture

Correct answer:

Terrify 

Explanation:

To "petrify" someone or something means to severely frighten, scare or terrify him, her, or it, so "terrify" is the correct answer.

Example Question #9 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

PACIFY

Possible Answers:

Admire

Calm

Widen

Forgive

Correct answer:

Calm

Explanation:

"Pacify" means make peaceful or quiet, so "calm" is the best match.

Example Question #10 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

PLACATE

Possible Answers:

Put

Show

Look

Calm

Correct answer:

Calm

Explanation:

The word "placate" means calm down. The best choice is "calm" (used as a verb) because it is a part of the definition of "placate."

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