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Skill Builders: Word Analogy Questions, Week 25

Week 25: Word analogies to sharpen students' thinking skills and prepare them for standardized tests.
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Word Analogy

Week 25

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 have the same relationship.

1. LENS : CAMERA :: TREE : ______

  • FOREST
  • SHUTTER
  • LEAVES

2. PRIVATE : PUBLIC :: CORRECTION : ______

  • ERASE
  • EDIT
  • ERROR

3. BOLD : SHY :: COMPLIMENT : ______

  • INSULT
  • POLITE
  • CONGRATULATE
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Word Analogy Answers

Week 25

1. LENS : CAMERA :: TREE : FOREST



The best answer is FOREST. A LENS is part of a CAMERA. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must be part of the other. A TREE is part of a FOREST.

2. PRIVATE : PUBLIC :: CORRECTION : ERROR



The best answer is ERROR. PRIVATE and PUBLIC are antonyms – words with opposite meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must be antonyms. ERROR is an antonym for CORRECTION.

3. BOLD : SHY :: COMPLIMENT : INSULT



The best answer is INSULT. BOLD and SHY are antonyms – words with opposite meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must be antonyms. INSULT is an antonym for COMPLIMENT.
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