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

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Example Questions

Example Question #71 : 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:

Contrast

Put

Justify

Judge

Correct answer:

Contrast

Explanation:

The word "juxtapose" means to put two things next to each other or combine them in order to highlight a certain difference between them. The best choice is "contrast" as it means consider the differences between two or more thingsConsidering the other choices, "justify" means show to be right, "put" means place, and "judge" means decide.

Example Question #72 : 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.

ENCUMBER

Possible Answers:

Desolate

Repurpose 

Build

Calamity 

Burden 

Correct answer:

Burden 

Explanation:

"Encumber" is a verb that means burden. To "encumber" someone means to put a burden upon him or her. To help you, a "burden" is a physical or metaphorical load that is difficult to carry. To help you further, "calamity" means disaster, "desolate" means bleak and isolated, and "repurpose" means find another use for

Example Question #73 : 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.

RECUPERATE

Possible Answers:

Recover

Iterate

Disunite

Eradicate

Yearn

Correct answer:

Recover

Explanation:

To "recuperate" means to recover or regain health and energy after exerting oneself or being ill, so "recover" is the correct answer. To "iterate" means to reoccur or to repeat. To "disunite" means to separate or break up, as you might have been able to guess from the word being a combination of the negative prefix "dis-," which means to do the opposite of, and "unite." To "yearn" means to strongly desire or want. To "eradicate" means to destroy or remove completely.

Example Question #74 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

RECUPERATE

Possible Answers:

Recover

Decline

Cease

Supplement

Refine

Correct answer:

Recover

Explanation:

To "recuperate" is to recover from an illness or injury, so "recover" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "recuperate": to "supplement' is to add something helpful but not necessary to something else; to "refine" is to improve something by removing impurities from it; to "cease" is to stop; and to "decline" is to lessen.

Example Question #71 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

SUBSIDE

Possible Answers:

Weaken

Appease

Fortify

Eliminate

Reinforce

Correct answer:

Weaken

Explanation:

When something, such as a wave, "subsides," it means that it lessens in intensity; therefore, the best answer choice is "weaken," which is synonymous with lessening in degree or force. "Reinforce" is to strengthen; "appease" is to calm; "fortify" is to strengthen; and "eliminate" is to completely remove.

Example Question #76 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

GNAW

Possible Answers:

Chew

Snap

Chase

Prohibit

Devour

Correct answer:

Chew

Explanation:

“Gnaw” means to chew on something large and tough without swallowing it, so "chew" is the correct answer. As for the other answer choices, “devour” means eat greedily or use up; "prohibit" means ban or not allow; "snap" can mean break into two pieces or click one's jaws at in an attempt to bite, and this second usage usually refers to animals; and "chase" means pursue or follow at a fast pace something or someone that does not want to be caught.

Example Question #77 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

MANEUVER

Possible Answers:

Drive

Praise

Applaud

Laud

Dance

Correct answer:

Drive

Explanation:

"Maneuver” means to steer, navigate, or "drive." As for the other answer choices, "laud" means praise, and “applaud” means clap one's hands in order to praise or show appreciation for.

Example Question #78 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

EVADE

Possible Answers:

Reform

Counter

Alter

Avoid

Exhort

Correct answer:

Avoid

Explanation:

“Evade” means run away from or "avoid." As for the other answer choices, “counter” means retaliate or attack back while dodging an attack; “reform” means change dramatically for what is considered to be the better; “alter” also means change, but suggests less dramatic changes than “reform”; and “exhort" means beg or urge strongly.

Example Question #79 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

DEFACE

Possible Answers:

Tamper

Embrace

Insinuate

Wince

Disfigure

Correct answer:

Disfigure

Explanation:

“Deface” means mar, spoil, or ruin the appearance of, so it is very close in meaning to “disfigure,” which means to change the appearance of something in a way that ruins it. As for the other answer choices, “wince” means draw back as if in pain; “embrace” means hug or agree with; “insinuate” means imply or suggest that something is true; and “tamper” means mess with or break.

Example Question #80 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

DEVOUR

Possible Answers:

Despise

Mollify

Illustrate

Consume

Meander

Correct answer:

Consume

Explanation:

To “devour” something means to completely eat it or "consume" it. As for the other answer choices, “despise” means hate; “illustrate” means draw or demonstrate; “meander” means zigzag or amble and is often used to describe rivers, and “mollify” means make calm.

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