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Skill Builders: Word Analogy Questions, Week 21

Week 21: Word analogies to sharpen students' thinking skills and prepare them for standardized tests.
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Word Analogy

Week 21

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. CAP : PEN :: ______ : PENCIL

  • INK
  • ERASER
  • YELLOW

2. PROWL : SNEAK :: JEALOUSY : ______

  • ADORATION
  • ENVY
  • PRIDE

3. SODA : CARBONATED :: ______ : WATERPROOF

  • SWEATER
  • RAINCOAT
  • CLOUD
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Word Analogy Answers

Week 21

1. CAP : PEN :: ERASER : PENCIL



The best answer is ERASER. A CAP is part of a PEN. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must be part of the other. An ERASER is part of a PENCIL.

2. PROWL : SNEAK :: JEALOUSY : ENVY



The best answer is ENVY. PROWL and SNEAK are synonyms – words that have similar meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must be synonyms. ENVY is a synonym for JEALOUSY.

3. SODA : CARBONATED :: RAINCOAT : WATERPROOF



The best answer is RAINCOAT. CARBONATED is one word that describes a SODA. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must describe the other. WATERPROOF is one way to describe a RAINCOAT.
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