ISEE Upper Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, and Variety

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Example Question #2662 : Isee Upper Level (Grades 9 12) Verbal Reasoning

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

POTABLE

Possible Answers:

Edible

Fecund

Ignorant

Educated

Drinkable

Correct answer:

Drinkable

Explanation:

"Potable" means drinkable, able to be safely drunk. The suffix -able often means able to be. To provide further help, "fecund" means abundant, full of life, fertile; "edible" means able to be eaten

Example Question #2663 : Isee Upper Level (Grades 9 12) Verbal Reasoning

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

TITANIC

Possible Answers:

Uneven

Recent

Ancient

Large

Lost

Correct answer:

Large

Explanation:

"Titanic" means very large. Think of the famous ship the Titanic, it was known for two qualities -being supposedly unsinkable and being very, very large. The word "titanic" means extremely big

Example Question #721 : Identifying Synonyms

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

ESOTERIC

Possible Answers:

Truculent

Celestial

Protracted

Arcane

Monotone

Correct answer:

Arcane

Explanation:

"Esoteric" means known by only a few, arcane. It is generally used to describe knowledge, so "esoteric knowledge" means arcane knowledge, known only by a select few. To provide further help, "monotone" means boring; "celestial" means divine, heavenly; "truculent" means aggressive; "protracted" means drawn out, taking a long time

Example Question #352 : Synonyms: Adjectives And Adverbs

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

EXIGUOUS

Possible Answers:

Sufficient

Ample

Cogent

Garrulous

Meager

Correct answer:

Meager

Explanation:

"Exiguous" means a very small amount, meager, scant. To provide further help, "ample" means more than enough; "sufficient" means enough, good enough; "garrulous" means talkative; "cogent" means a well-made, clear argument

Example Question #353 : Synonyms: Adjectives And Adverbs

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

PERFUNCTORY

Possible Answers:

Limpid

Aplomb

Sterling

Routine

Maudlin

Correct answer:

Routine

Explanation:

"Perfunctory" means routine, undertaken with minimal preparation and consideration. To provide further help, "sterling" means exemplary, excellent; "limpid" means clear, transparent; "aplomb" means done with poise and excellence; "maudlin" means overly sentimental

Example Question #731 : Identifying Synonyms

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

ADVENTITIOUS

Possible Answers:

Premeditated

Accidental

Extenuating

Intentional

Deliberate

Correct answer:

Accidental

Explanation:

"Adventitious" means unplanned, accidental, not deliberate. To provide further help, "intentional" and "deliberate" are synonyms, both words mean done on purpose. Additionally, "extenuating" means existing and excusable circumstances; "premeditated" means planned.

Example Question #732 : Identifying Synonyms

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

RESIDUAL

Possible Answers:

Leftover

Spectacular

Unhurried

Fecund

Scarce

Correct answer:

Leftover

Explanation:

"Residual" means remaining, left over. To provide further help, "scarce" means rare, a lack of; "fecund" means abundant, a lot of. "Scarce" and "fecund" can be antonyms of one another because the words have opposite meanings. 

Example Question #733 : Identifying Synonyms

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

SALUTARY

Possible Answers:

Premeditated

Beneficial

Feisty

Dire

Reluctant 

Correct answer:

Beneficial

Explanation:

"Salutary" means promoting health, advantageous, beneficial. To provide further help, "premeditated" means planned; "feisty" means surprisingly tough; "dire" means a bad situation, desperate; "reluctant" means unwilling, not wanting to do something.

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