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 #51 : 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.

DISMANTLE

Possible Answers:

Put together 

Send away 

Gather together 

Edify 

Take apart 

Correct answer:

Take apart 

Explanation:

"Dismantle" means take apart, so "take apart" is the correct answer. To help you, "edify" means improve someone's morals or intellect, often by teaching them.

Example Question #52 : 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.

PROPAGATE

Possible Answers:

Barrier

Multiply

Property

Limitless

Correct answer:

Multiply

Explanation:

The word "propagate" means make more of. The word "multiply" is the best choice because it has a similar meaning. Considering the other choices, "property" is something owned by or in the possession of someone or a characteristic of something, a "barrier" is anything built as an obstacle, and "limitless" means without limits.

Example Question #53 : 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.

JUXTAPOSE

Possible Answers:

Pair

Justice

Law

Pose

Correct answer:

Pair

Explanation:

The word "juxtapose" means put contrasting things toether or side by side to play up their contrast. The best choice is "contrast" because it is closest in meaning to "juxtapose." Considering the other choices, "pose" means assume a particular position, "justice" means fairness, and "law" means a collection of written rules enforced by some authority ("the law") or one of these rules ("a law").

Example Question #54 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

DEPLETE

Possible Answers:

Augment

Destroy

Reduce

Enhance

Edify

Correct answer:

Reduce

Explanation:

Deplete means reduce. To provide further guidance, "enhance" and "augment" mean add things to help improve something; "edify" means build or teach.

Example Question #55 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

EXPEDITE

Possible Answers:

Rejuvenate

Enlarge

Accelerate

Decelerate

Diminish

Correct answer:

Accelerate

Explanation:

"Expedite" means accelerate; cause a process to move faster or end earlier. To provide further guidance, "decelerate" means slow down; "enlarge" means make bigger; "diminish" means make smaller; "rejuvenate" means heal or get better. "Diminish" and "enlarge" are antonyms of one another because they have opposite meanings. "Accelerate" and "decelerate" are also antonyms.

Example Question #56 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

COMPILE

Possible Answers:

Pious

Sanguine

Panic

Gather

Misconstrue

Correct answer:

Gather

Explanation:

“Compile” means to collect, to gather together. To provide further guidance, "pious" means deeply religious; "sanguine" means confident and optimistic; "misconstrue" means misunderstand.

Example Question #57 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

ATROPHY

Possible Answers:

Enlarge

Disparage

Authenticate

Strengthen

Weaken

Correct answer:

Weaken

Explanation:

To “atrophy” means to get weaker, to weaken. It is usually used in English to refer to the atrophy of muscles, which is the condition of your muscles getting weaker when you do not use them. To provide further guidance, "atrophy" is an antonym of "strengthen;" "enlarge" means make bigger; "disparage" means make fun of; "authenticate" means to confirm something is real or not forged.

Example Question #58 : 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.

CONGEAL

Possible Answers:

Dilute

Concentrate

Liquefy

Thaw

Solidify

Correct answer:

Solidify

Explanation:

The word "congeal" means thicken - specifically, turn from a liquid into a gelatinous solid. Thus, the best pairing is with the word "solidify." The word "liquefy" means the opposite of thickening or solidifying. Finally, to "dilute" is to make weaker in concentration, and to "concentrate" is to make something in greater ratios or proportions.

Example Question #59 : 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.

INHABIT

Possible Answers:

Peer

Mirror

Reside

Devour

Assemble

Correct answer:

Reside

Explanation:

"Inhabit" means live in or reside in, so "reside" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "inhabit": "peer" means look closely at or with difficulty; "assemble" means gather or collect; "mirror" means imitate or copy; and "devour" means eat something in a hungry and/or speedy manner.

Example Question #60 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

DISPERSE

Possible Answers:

Double

Count

Replicate

Distribute

Keep

Correct answer:

Distribute

Explanation:

"Disperse" is a verb meaning spread widely, so the answer choice closest in meaning to "disperse" is "distribute," a verb that means pass something out or give something out. Considering other choices, "keep" is a verb meaning hold on to or not get rid of or dispose of, "replicate" is a verb meaning make an identical copy of, and "double" is a verb meaning create two times the amount of.

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