Word Analogy

Week 11

Directions: The analogies below are word problems that consist of two word pairs. Look at the first pair and decide how the two words relate to each other. Then select one of the words below so the second pair of words has the same relationship.

1. SPECTATOR : PARTICIPANT :: ______ : GENTLE

  • HARSH
  • SOFT
  • BREEZE

2. LIGHTNING : STORM :: ______ : AIRPLANE

  • BIRD
  • THUNDER
  • WING

3. DESERT : HABITAT :: ______ : PUZZLE

  • RAINFOREST
  • CROSSWORD
  • CONFUSE
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Word Analogy Answers

Week 11

1. SPECTATOR : PARTICIPANT :: HARSH : GENTLE



The best answer is HARSH. SPECTATOR and PARTICIPANT are antonyms – words that have opposite meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must also be antonyms. HARSH is an antonym for GENTLE.

2. LIGHTNING : STORM :: WING : AIRPLANE



The best answer is WING. LIGHTNING is part of a STORM. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must also be part of the other. A WING is part of an AIRPLANE.

3. DESERT : HABITAT :: CROSSWORD : PUZZLE



The best answer is CROSSWORD. A DESERT is one item that fits into the category of a HABITAT. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one item must also fit into the category of the other. CROSSWORD is a PUZZLE.
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