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Skill Builders: Word Analogy Questions, Week 9

Week 9: Word analogies to sharpen students' thinking skills and prepare them for standardized tests.
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Word Analogy

Week 9

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. HARVEST : AUTUMN :: ______ : BIRTHDAY

  • SPRING
  • CAKE
  • COSTUMES

2. INSTANT : GRADUAL :: ______ : QUIT

  • LEAVE
  • ANGRY
  • JOIN

3. CUSHION : PILLOW :: ______ : TEPID

  • SOFA
  • COLD
  • LUKEWARM
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Word Analogy Answers

Week 9

1. HARVEST : AUTUMN :: CAKE : BIRTHDAY



The best answer is CAKE. A HARVEST is part of AUTUMN. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must also be part of the other. A CAKE is part of a BIRTHDAY.

2. INSTANT : GRADUAL :: JOIN : QUIT



The best answer is JOIN. INSTANT and GRADUAL are antonyms – words that have opposite meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must also be antonyms. JOIN is an antonym for QUIT.

3. CUSHION : PILLOW :: LUKEWARM : TEPID



The best answer is LUKEWARM. The relationship between the first pair of words, CUSHION and PILLOW, is that of synonyms – words that have similar meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must also be synonyms. LUKEWARM is a synonym for TEPID.
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