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

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #1061 : Synonyms

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

HASTEN

Possible Answers:

Run 

Panic

Hurry 

Reckless

Waste

Correct answer:

Hurry 

Explanation:

To "hasten" means to hurry or to rush. For example, one might write, "The woman hastened her speech as she realized she was running out of time to communicate what she wanted to say." So, "hurry" is the correct answer.

Example Question #11 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

ACCOMPANY

Possible Answers:

Whet

Enigmatic 

Escort 

Mercurial 

Vend

Correct answer:

Escort 

Explanation:

To "accompany" someone means to go with him or her. This is closest in meaning to “escort,” which is the correct answer. To help you, "variable" means not consistent or hard to predict, "enigmatic" means mysterious, to "vend" means to sell, and "whet" means sharpen or stimulate something, like someone's appetite.

Example Question #12 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

ERODE

Possible Answers:

Send away

Build up

Gather together

Cancel

Wear away

Correct answer:

Wear away

Explanation:

"Erode" means to wear away, as in, “The waves breaking on the beach gradually eroded the cliff face, until the rocks started tumbling dangerously to the ground.” So, "wear away" is the correct answer.

Example Question #13 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

CATAPULT 

Possible Answers:

Hurl

Slide

Fall

Swim

Correct answer:

Hurl

Explanation:

A "catapult" is an ancient war machine that throws or hurls large objects, like boulders. So, to "catapult" something means to hurl or throw it, and "hurl" is the correct answer.

Example Question #14 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

MEANDER

Possible Answers:

Confuse

Muse

Wander

Procrastinate

Meek

Correct answer:

Wander

Explanation:

To "meander" means to wander in a winding, indirect way. Therefore, "wander" has the closest meaning to "meander" of the words provided.

Example Question #15 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

SHIRK

Possible Answers:

Demolish

Warm

Shirt

Avoid

Correct answer:

Avoid

Explanation:

The word "shirk" means avoid. The best choice is "avoid," as it is a part of the definition of "shirk."

Example Question #16 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

FALTER

Possible Answers:

Hesitate 

Ironic 

Accelerate 

Biased 

Catalyst 

Correct answer:

Hesitate 

Explanation:

To "falter" means to slow down, to delay, to hesitate. To further help you, "accelerate" means go faster; "ironic" means sarcastic, mocking the truth; "biased" means not able to think clearly, confined to one’s own opinions; a "catalyst" is a means by which a process begins or is accelerated.

Example Question #17 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

SCUTTLE

Possible Answers:

Inure

Run

Weaken

Spread

Correct answer:

Run

Explanation:

"Scuttle" means run quickly with small steps. The best choice is "run" because it is a part of the definition of "scuttle." Considering the other choices, "inure" means become useful to a person or group, "spread" means stretch out over a greater area, and "weaken" means make less strong.

Example Question #18 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

CAVORT

Possible Answers:

Encourage

Carve

Sing

Prance

Correct answer:

Prance

Explanation:

"Cavort" means jump about joyously. The best choice is "prance," which means jump about. Considering the other choices, "carve" means cut into a design or when referring to meat, cut into smaller slices suitable for eating, "encourage" means urge, and "sing" means perform a song.

Example Question #19 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

DOVETAIL

Possible Answers:

Expand

Emulate

Contrast

Conceal

Merge

Correct answer:

Merge

Explanation:

"Dovetail" means bring two things together or merge, so "merge" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices is close in meaning to "dovetail": "emulate" means copy or reproduce; "conceal" means hide; "contrast" means compare; and "expand" means grow or get bigger.

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