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Skill Builders: Word Analogy Questions, Week 29

Week 29: Word analogies to sharpen students' thinking skills and prepare them for standardized tests.
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Word Analogy

Week 29

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. POLITE : RUDE :: ______ : LUCK

  • MISFORTUNE
  • CHANCE
  • GAMBLE

2. QUIVER : SHUDDER :: ______ : INFORM

  • LIE
  • TELL
  • SECRET

3. TALL : MOUNTAIN :: REFRESHING : ______

  • WATER
  • COOL
  • HILL
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Word Analogy Answers

Week 29

1. POLITE : RUDE :: MISFORTUNE : LUCK



The best answer is MISFORTUNE. POLITE and RUDE are antonyms – words with opposite meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must be antonyms. MISFORTUNE is an antonym for LUCK.

2. QUIVER : SHUDDER :: TELL : INFORM



The best answer is TELL. QUIVER and SHUDDER are synonyms – words with similar meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must be synonyms. TELL is a synonym for INFORM.

3. TALL : MOUNTAIN :: REFRESHING : WATER



The best answer is WATER. TALL is one word that describes a MOUNTAIN. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must describe the other. REFRESHING is one way to describe WATER.
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