ISEE Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, or Location

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Example Question #91 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

UPROOT

Possible Answers:

Encroach

Demise

Succumb

Dismember

Displace

Correct answer:

Displace

Explanation:

To "uproot" means to force someone from their home, or place they are comfortable in, and make them move elsewhere. To provide further help, "dismember" means take apart; "encroach" means trespass, intrude on another person's property; "succumb" means give in to, fail to resist; "demise" means death.

Example Question #92 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

TRANSPIRE

Possible Answers:

Occur

Eradicate

Frighten

Acknowledge

Misplace

Correct answer:

Occur

Explanation:

"Transpire" means to take place, to happen, to occur. To provide further help, "misplace" means lose; "eradicate" means get rid of, completely eliminate; "frighten" means scare; "acknowledge" means recognize, notice

Example Question #93 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

MATERIALIZE

Possible Answers:

Partition

Happen

Cleave

Toss

Lend

Correct answer:

Happen

Explanation:

"Materialize" means to happen, to transpire, to occur, to take place, to become real and take place. To provide further help, "partition" means divide; "cleave" means split in two, divide; "toss" means throw; "lend" means allow someone to borrow

Example Question #94 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

CRINGE

Possible Answers:

Migrate

Recoil

Banish

Deplore

Extradite

Correct answer:

Recoil

Explanation:

To "cringe" means to recoil, to turn away from or back away from in fear or disgust or embarrassment. To provide further help, "migrate" means move from one place to another; "extradite" means deport, allow someone to be taken out of a country so that they can be tried for crimes committed in another country; "banish" means send someone away as punishment and not allow them to return; deplore" means hate, loathe

Example Question #95 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

PERSEVERE

Possible Answers:

Aggregate

Continue

Postulate

Halt

Hesitate

Correct answer:

Continue

Explanation:

To "persevere" means to keep going in the fact of difficulty. As such it is closest in meaning to "continue." To provide further help, "postulate" means suggest a possible theory, estimate; "halt" means stop, pause; "hesitate" means to pause or delay before saying or doing something; "aggregate," when used as a verb, means to combine, to come together

Example Question #96 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

ERODE

Possible Answers:

Dissolve

Experiment

Rain

Escalate

Flood

Correct answer:

Dissolve

Explanation:

Perhaps you have heard of soil erosion. This is the process of topsoil wearing away from various causes. Often, water is involved in this process, though not necessarily always. That does not really matter for this question, in any case. The general idea is that erosion pertains to the "breaking down" of something over a period of time. The only option that expresses this idea is "dissolve." This is a very distant synonym—but a synonym nonetheless. 

Example Question #97 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

DETAIN

Possible Answers:

Identify

Detangle

Avoid

Release

Confine

Correct answer:

Confine

Explanation:

The definition of "detain" is to confine or to keep from proceeding. The other answer choices do not match this definition; "release" is an antonym of "detain," "detangle" means to remove tangles, "avoid" means to keep away from, and to "identify" is to recognize or associate

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