ISEE Lower Level Verbal : Synonyms

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for ISEE Lower Level Verbal

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

COMPRESS

Possible Answers:

Exchange

Maintain

Purify

Expand

Reduce

Correct answer:

Reduce

Explanation:

To "compress" something is to "reduce" it in size. This is different than "purify," which means cleanse; "exchange," which means trade; "expand," which means increase; and "maintain," which means to keep in present form.

Example Question #1 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

NOTIFY

Possible Answers:

Liberate

Respond

Howl

Define

Inform

Correct answer:

Inform

Explanation:

To "notify" is to tell, or to "inform." "Liberate" is a verb that means free; "respond" is a verb that means answer; "define" means give the definition of, and "howl" means make a crying sound.

Example Question #1 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

ADVISE

Possible Answers:

Submit

Vacate

Enlighten

Guide

Encourage

Correct answer:

Guide

Explanation:

"Advise" means to give advice to, or "guide." "Enlighten" means help gain understanding; "encourage" is a verb that means support; "vacate" is a verb that means leave or empty; and "submit" means hand in or yield.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms

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

SWIFT

Possible Answers:

Steady

Persistent

Quick

Sensitive

Loud

Correct answer:

Quick

Explanation:

Something that is "swift" is speedy or "quick." As for the other answer choices, "steady" means consistent or stable; "loud" means of great volume; "sensitive" means able to feel minute changes in something or tactful, and "persistent" means not giving up easily or stubborn.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms

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

IMITATE

Possible Answers:

Converse

Reveal

Copy

Differ

Stray

Correct answer:

Copy

Explanation:

If you "imitate" someone or something, you mimic or "copy" it. As for the other answer choices, "reveal" means show something that was hidden; "converse," when used as a verb, means talk; and "stray," when used as a verb, means deviate or drift from.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms

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

EXCEL

Possible Answers:

Extend

Shine

Attempt

Overpower

Radiate

Correct answer:

Shine

Explanation:

When you "excel" at something, such as mathematics or sports, it means that you are good at that thing and "shine" at doing that activity. As for the other answer choices, "overpower" means to defeat due to being stronger than; "radiate" means branch outward; "extend" means lengthen; and "attempt" means try.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms

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

AROMA

Possible Answers:

Setting

Atmosphere

Scent

Environment

Sound

Correct answer:

Scent

Explanation:

An "aroma" is a smell or "scent." This is different than a "setting" or place; one's "environment" or surroundings; and the "atmosphere" or the air in a certain place.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms

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

CONVERT

Possible Answers:

Change

Allow

Detail

Stay

Discover

Correct answer:

Change

Explanation:

To "convert" something is to alter or "change" it. This differs from the other answer choices: "allow" means permit; "discover" means find; and "detail" means give particulars about or describe.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms

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

DEDICATE

Possible Answers:

Partition

Etch

Share

Sign

Devote

Correct answer:

Devote

Explanation:

To "dedicate" something (such as a book) to someone means to "devote" it to them. This differs from "etch," which means to write or draw by scratching into a hard material like stone; "partition," which means to separate by putting up a wall; and "sign," which means to write one's name on a document, making it official.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms

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

HEARTY

Possible Answers:

Legendary

Weak

Exhausted

Fragile

Strong

Correct answer:

Strong

Explanation:

Something or someone who is "hearty" is healthy and "strong." "Exhausted" means tired; "legendary" means epic; and "fragile" means delicate.

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