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

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Example Question #61 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

PILFER

Possible Answers:

Delay

Acquire

Recognize

Comprehend

Steal

Correct answer:

Steal

Explanation:

To "pilfer" something means to steal, to plunder. To provide further help, "comprehend" means understand; "acquire" means get

Example Question #62 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

CLEAVE

Possible Answers:

Subtract

Augment

Split

Multiply

Enhance

Correct answer:

Split

Explanation:

To "cleave" something means to cut in half, to split something. To provide further help, "enhance" and "augment" are synonyms, both words mean to make something better by adding to it

Example Question #63 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

KINDLE

Possible Answers:

Abscond

Ridicule

Ignite

Defer

Read

Correct answer:

Ignite

Explanation:

"Kindle" means to light on fire, to ignite. To provide further help, "ridicule" means mock, make fun of; "defer" means postpone, put off, allow someone else to take charge; "abscond" means run away, usually run away with

Example Question #64 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

REVERBERATE

Possible Answers:

Scrutinize

Formulate

Echo

Recoil

Complain

Correct answer:

Echo

Explanation:

"Reverberate" means to echo, to rebound and re-sound. To provide further help, "recoil" means step back from in fear or disgust; "formulate" means come up with; "scrutinize" means carefully examine

Example Question #65 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

RUFFLE

Possible Answers:

Imply

Disturb

Postpone

Encourage

Recreate

Correct answer:

Disturb

Explanation:

To "ruffle" means to disarrange, to disturb, to mess up. To provide further help, "imply" means suggest. To "postpone" something is to put that thing off for later. To "encourage" is to support or pump up.

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