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Skill Builders: Word Analogy Questions, Week 20

Week 20: Word analogies to sharpen students' thinking skills and prepare them for standardized tests.
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Word Analogy

Week 20

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. PETAL : FLOWER :: ______ : COMPUTER

  • LAPTOP
  • KEYBOARD
  • DESK

2. TALL : SHORT :: ______ : SMOOTH

  • DEEP
  • ROUGH
  • WIDE

3. UNHAPPY : SAD :: CONCEAL : ______

  • REVEAL
  • HIDE
  • DISCLOSE
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Word Analogy Answers

Week 20

1. PETAL : FLOWER :: KEYBOARD : COMPUTER



The best answer is KEYBOARD. PETAL is a part of a FLOWER. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must be part of the other. A KEYBOARD is part of a COMPUTER.

2. TALL: SHORT :: ROUGH : SMOOTH



The best answer is ROUGH. TALL and SHORT are antonyms – words that have opposite meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must be antonyms. ROUGH is an antonym for SMOOTH.

3. UNHAPPY : SAD :: CONCEAL : HIDE



The best answer is HIDE. UNHAPPY and SAD are synonyms – words that have similar meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must be synonyms. HIDE is a synonym for CONCEAL.
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