Skill Builders: Word Analogy Questions, Week 10

Week 10: Word analogies to sharpen students' thinking skills and prepare them for standardized tests.
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Updated on: September 24, 2003

Word Analogy

Week 10

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. GLITTER : SHINE :: ______ : TEASE

  • BRIGHT
  • TAUNT
  • PRAISE

2. REJECT : ACCEPT :: ______ : IMPRESS

  • DISAPPOINT
  • SURPRISE
  • APPROVE

3. HESITANT : UNCERTAIN :: ______ : SPIN

  • POSITIVE
  • TWIRL
  • DANCE
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Word Analogy Answers

Week 10

1. GLITTER : SHINE :: TAUNT : TEASE



The best answer is TAUNT. The relationship between the first pair of words, GLITTER and SHINE, is that of synonyms – words that have similar meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must also be synonyms. TAUNT is a synonym for TEASE.

2. REJECT : ACCEPT :: DISAPPOINT : IMPRESS



The best answer is DISAPPOINT. REJECT and ACCEPT are antonyms – words that have opposite meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must also be antonyms. DISAPPOINT is an antonym for IMPRESS.

3. HESITANT : UNCERTAIN :: TWIRL : SPIN



The best answer is TWIRL. The relationship between the first pair of words, HESITANT and UNCERTAIN, is that of synonyms – words that have similar meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must also be synonyms. TWIRL is a synonym for SPIN.
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