ISEE Upper Level Verbal : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, and Understanding

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Example Questions

Example Question #418 : Synonyms

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

ALLOW

Possible Answers:

Advocate

Permit

Effect

Salary

Verify

Correct answer:

Permit

Explanation:

The word "allow" is a verb that means to permit or yield. "Permit" is the best choice since it is part of the definition of "allow." Considering the other choices, "sell" is a verb that means give an item to someone else for a set monetary price"affect" is a noun that means alter the consequences of, "advocate" means speak on behalf of a person or cause, and "verify" means confirm the truth of

Example Question #419 : Synonyms

Answer the following sample question by selecting the word that is most nearly the same in meaning as the word in capital letters.

EQUIVOCATE

Possible Answers:

prevaricate

corroborate

venerate

imply

precipitate

Correct answer:

prevaricate

Explanation:

"Equivocate" means to prevaricate or avoid an issue. "Venerate" means to revere or cherish. "Precipitate" means to expedite or hurry. "Imply" means to indicate or hint. "Corroborate" means to authenticate or confirm

Example Question #420 : Synonyms

Answer the following question by selecting the word that is most nearly the same in meaning as the word in capital letters. 

PREVARICATE

Possible Answers:

breach

deceive

confront

absolve

cadge

Correct answer:

deceive

Explanation:

"Prevaricate" and "deceive" both mean to exaggerate or stretch the truth. "Confront" means to challenge or defy. "Absolve" means to free from responsbility. "Cadge" means to beg. "Breach" means to crack or rupture

Example Question #421 : Synonyms

Answer the following question by selecting the word that is most nearly the same in meaning as the word in capital letters.

INFER

Possible Answers:

disperse

zest

truncate

ascertain

abstain

Correct answer:

ascertain

Explanation:

"Infer" and "ascertain" both mean to conclude or deduce. "Abstain" means to hold back from doing something. "Disperse" means to distribute or scatter. "Truncate" means to shorten or abbreviate. "Zest" means to season or make flavorful.

Example Question #422 : Synonyms

Answer the following question by selecting the word that is most nearly the same in meaning as the word in capital letters.

ADVOCATE

Possible Answers:

glean

undermine

nullify

condemn

promote

Correct answer:

promote

Explanation:

"Accolade" and "promote" both mean to support. "Condemn" means to blame or convict. "Undermine" means to weaken or cripple. "Glean" means to pick out or collect. "Nulllify" means to cancel or revoke.

Example Question #423 : Synonyms

Answer the following question by selecting the word that is most nearly the same in meaning as the word in capital letters.

PROPITIATE

Possible Answers:

conciliate

provoke

pulverize

recant

summon

Correct answer:

conciliate

Explanation:

"Propitiate" and "conciliate" both mean to appease or satisfy. "Provoke" means to make angry. "Pulverize" means to destroy or smash. "Recant" means to take back something said. "Summon" means to call to a place

Example Question #201 : Identifying Synonyms

Answer the following question by selecting the word that is most nearly the same in meaning as the word in capital letters.

ACQUIESCE

Possible Answers:

abdicate

distend

dissuade

concur

cajole

Correct answer:

concur

Explanation:

"Acquiesce" and "concur" both mean to agree or approve. "Dissaude" means to talk out of doing something. "Abdicate" means to give up a right, position, or power. "Cajole" means to attempt to coax or flatter. "Distend" means to bulge or swell

Example Question #202 : Identifying Synonyms

Answer the following question by selecting the word that is most nearly the same in meaning as the word in capital letters.

RENEGE

Possible Answers:

redress

nettle

bemoan

default

embezzle

Correct answer:

default

Explanation:

"Renege" and "default" both mean to go back on one's word. "Nettle" means to provoke or upset. "Bemoan" means to express sorrow. "Embezzle" means to steal money, often from an employer. "Redress" means to change or rectify

Example Question #203 : Identifying Synonyms

Answer the following question by selecting the word that is most nearly the same in meaning as the word in capital letters.

DESCRY

Possible Answers:

dissemble

blandish

overlook

cajole

perceive

Correct answer:

perceive

Explanation:

"Descry" and "perceive" both mean to discover or behold. "Overlook" means to disregard or neglect. "Blandish" means to flatter or cajole. "Cajole" means to attempt to coax or flatter. "Dissemble" means to disguise or pretend.

Example Question #204 : Identifying Synonyms

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

DIGRESS

Possible Answers:

Inflame

Evade

Expunge

Compound

Deviate

Correct answer:

Deviate

Explanation:

"Digress" means deviate or move off topic, so "deviate" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "digress": "compound" means make worse or to exacerbate; "evade" means avoid or escape; "expunge" means erase or get rid of; and "inflame" means enrage.

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