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Skill Builders: Word Analogy Questions, Week 18

Week 18: Word analogies to sharpen students' thinking skills and prepare them for standardized tests.
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Word Analogy

Week 18

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. ERROR : MISTAKE :: ______ : LARGE

  • HEAVY
  • BIG
  • LITTLE

2. DARK : LIGHT :: ______ : SHOUT

  • YELL
  • TALK
  • WHISPER

3. FEAST : BANQUET :: WEEP : ______

  • CRY
  • YELL
  • EAT
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Word Analogy Answers

Week 18

1. ERROR : MISTAKE :: BIG : LARGE



The best answer is BIG. ERROR and MISTAKE are synonyms – words that have similar meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must be synonyms. BIG is a synonym for LARGE.

2. DARK : LIGHT :: WHISPER : SHOUT



The best answer is WHISPER. DARK and LIGHT are antonyms – words that have opposite meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must be antonyms. WHISPER is an antonym for SHOUT.

3. FEAST : BANQUET :: WEEP : CRY



The best answer is CRY. FEAST and BANQUET are synonyms – words that have similar meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must be synonyms. CRY is a synonym for WEEP.
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