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Skill Builders: Word Analogy Questions, Week 27

Week 27: Word analogies to sharpen students' thinking skills and prepare them for standardized tests.
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Word Analogy

Week 27

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. FEATHER : PIGEON :: ______ : PIANO

  • SONG
  • EAGLE
  • KEY

2. HORRIBLE : WONDERFUL :: ______ : FREEZE

  • STOP
  • BOIL
  • COLD

3. HUG : EMBRACE :: ______ : INSIDE

  • INTERIOR
  • OUTSIDE
  • HOUSE
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Word Analogy Answers

Week 27

1. FEATHER : PIGEON :: KEY : PIANO



The best answer is KEY. A FEATHER is part of a PIGEON. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must be part of the other. A KEY is part of a PIANO.

2. HORRIBLE : WONDERFUL :: BOIL : FREEZE



The best answer is BOIL. HORRIBLE and WONDERFUL are antonyms – words with opposite meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must be antonyms. BOIL is an antonym for FREEZE.

3. HUG : EMBRACE :: INTERIOR : INSIDE



The best answer is INTERIOR. HUG and EMBRACE are synonyms – words with similar meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must also be synonyms. INTERIOR is a synonym for INSIDE.
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