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Skill Builders: Word Analogy Questions, Week 23

Week 23: Word analogies to sharpen students' thinking skills and prepare them for standardized tests.
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Word Analogy

Week 23

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. LEG : CHAIR :: CRUST : ______

  • SALAD
  • BAKER
  • BREAD

2. PRESERVE : WASTE :: ORDINARY : ______

  • UNIQUE
  • USUAL
  • EXPENSIVE

3. DISSIMILAR : UNLIKE :: DODGE : ______

  • STAND
  • AVOID
  • ALIKE
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Word Analogy Answers

Week 23

1. LEG : CHAIR :: CRUST : BREAD



The best answer is BREAD. A LEG is a part of a CHAIR. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must be part of the other. CRUST is part of BREAD.

2. PRESERVE : WASTE :: ORDINARY : UNIQUE



The best answer is UNIQUE. PRESERVE and WASTE are antonyms – words with opposite meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must be antonyms. UNIQUE is an antonym for ORDINARY.

3. DISSIMILAR : UNLIKE :: DODGE : AVOID



The best answer is AVOID. DISSIMILAR and UNLIKE are synonyms – words with similar meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must be synonyms. AVOID is a synonym for DODGE.
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