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Verbal Analogy Practice Set 4

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Updated on Aug 10, 2011

For more practice on verbal analogy, refer to:

Now try this set of analogies, which are somewhat more difficult. Remember that the first step in solving an analogy is to make up a sentence that describes the relationship between the first two words. Sometimes, your sentence may fit more than one answer choice. In these cases, be prepared to revise your original sentence. Each of the following questions consists of a related pair of words, followed by five pairs of words labeled a through e. Choose the pair that best represents a similar relationship to the one expressed in the original pair of words.

  1. CONDUCTOR : ORCHESTRA
    1. jockey : mount
    2. thrasher : hay
    3. driver : tractor
    4. skipper : crew
    5. painter : house
  2. JAUNDICE : LIVER
    1. rash : skin
    2. dialysis : kidney
    3. smog : lung
    4. valentine : heart
    5. imagination : brain
  3. COBBLER : SHOE
    1. jockey : horse
    2. contractor : building
    3. mason : stone
    4. cowboy : boot
    5. potter : paint
  4. PHOBIC : FEARFUL
    1. finicky : thoughtful
    2. cautious : emotional
    3. envious : desiring
    4. shy : familiar
    5. asinine : silly
  5. INTEREST : OBSESSION
    1. mood : feeling
    2. weeping : sadness
    3. dream : fantasy
    4. plan : negation
    5. highlight : indication
  6. MONK : DEVOTION
    1. maniac : pacifism
    2. explorer : contentment
    3. visionary : complacency
    4. rover : wanderlust
    5. philistine : culture
  7. SLAPSTICK : LAUGHTER
    1. fallacy : dismay
    2. genre : mystery
    3. satire : anger
    4. mimicry : tears
    5. horror : fear
  8. VERVE : ENTHUSIASM
    1. loyalty : duplicity
    2. devotion : reverence
    3. intensity : color
    4. eminence : anonymity
    5. generosity : elation
  9. SOUND : CACOPHONY
    1. taste : style
    2. touch : massage
    3. smell : stench
    4. sight : panorama
    5. speech : oration
  10. CONVICTION : INCARCERATION
    1. reduction : diminution
    2. induction : amelioration
    3. radicalization : estimation
    4. marginalization : intimidation
    5. proliferation : alliteration
  11. DELTOID : MUSCLE
    1. radius : bone
    2. brain : nerve
    3. tissue : organ
    4. blood : vein
    5. scalpel : incision
  12. UMBRAGE : OFFENSE
    1. confusion : penance
    2. infinity : meaning
    3. decorum : decoration
    4. elation : jubilance
    5. outrage : consideration
  13. PROFESSOR : ERUDITE
    1. aviator : licensed
    2. inventor : imaginative
    3. procrastinator : conscientious
    4. overseer : wealthy
    5. moderator : vicious
  14. DEPENDABLE : CAPRICIOUS
    1. fallible : cantankerous
    2. erasable : obtuse
    3. malleable : limpid
    4. capable : inept
    5. incorrigible : guilty
  15. FROND : PALM
    1. quill : porcupine
    2. blade : evergreen
    3. scale : wallaby
    4. tusk : alligator
    5. blade : fern
  16. METAPHOR : SYMBOL
    1. pentameter : poem
    2. rhythm : melody
    3. nuance : song
    4. slang : usage
    5. analogy : comparison
  17. DIRGE : FUNERAL
    1. chain : letter
    2. bell : church
    3. telephone : call
    4. jingle : commercial
    5. hymn : concerto
  18. FERAL : TAME
    1. rancid : rational
    2. repetitive : recurrent
    3. nettlesome : annoying
    4. repentant : honorable
    5. ephemeral : immortal
  19. SPY : CLANDESTINE
    1. accountant : meticulous
    2. furrier : rambunctious
    3. lawyer : ironic
    4. shepherd : garrulous
    5. astronaut : opulent
  20. DOMINANCE : HEGEMONY
    1. romance : sympathy
    2. furtherance : melancholy
    3. independence : autonomy
    4. tolerance : philanthropy
    5. recompense : hilarity
  21. AERIE : EAGLE
    1. capital : government
    2. bridge : architect
    3. unit : apartment
    4. kennel : veterinarian
    5. house : person
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