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Skill Builders: Word Analogy Questions, Week 26

Week 26: Word analogies to sharpen students' thinking skills and prepare them for standardized tests.
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Word Analogy

Week 26

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. PROCURE : OBTAIN :: COSTUME : ______

  • HALLOWEEN
  • RENT
  • DISGUISE

2. FOIL : SHINY :: SANDPAPER : ______

  • SAD
  • SILVER
  • SCRATCHY

3. EUROPE : CONTINENT :: ______ : CITY

  • AFRICA
  • CHICAGO
  • CALIFORNIA
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Word Analogy Answers

Week 26

1. PROCURE : OBTAIN :: COSTUME : DISGUISE



The best answer is DISGUISE. PROCURE and OBTAIN are synonyms – words that have similar meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must be synonyms. DISGUISE is a synonym for COSTUME.

2. FOIL : SHINY :: SANDPAPER : SCRATCHY



The best answer is SCRATCHY. SHINY is one word that describes FOIL. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must describe the other. SCRATCHY is one way to describe SANDPAPER.

3. EUROPE : CONTINENT :: CHICAGO : CITY



The best answer is CHICAGO. EUROPE is one item that fits into the category CONTINENT. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one item must fit into the category of the other. CHICAGO is a CITY.
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