Verbal Analogy Practice Set 4 (page 2)

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  1. d. A conductor leads an orchestra; a skipper leads a crew.
  2. a. Jaundice is an indication of a liver problem; rash is an indication of a skin problem.
  3. b. A cobbler makes and repairs shoes; a contractor builds and repairs buildings.
  4. e. To be phobic is to be extremely fearful; to be asinine is to be extremely silly.
  5. c. Obsession is a greater degree of interest; fantasy is a greater degree of dream.
  6. d. Devotion is characteristic of a monk; wanderlust is characteristic of a rover.
  7. e. Slapstick results in laughter; horror results in fear.
  8. b. Verve and enthusiasm are synonyms; devotion and reverence are synonyms.
  9. c. A cacophony is an unpleasant sound; a stench is an unpleasant smell.
  10. a. A conviction results in incarceration; a reduction results in diminution.
  11. a. The deltoid is a muscle; the radius is a bone.
  12. d. Umbrage and offense are synonyms; elation and jubilance are synonyms. Being erudite is a trait of a professor; being imaginative is a trait of an inventor.
  13. b. Dependable and capricious are antonyms; capable and inept are antonyms.
  14. d. A palm (tree) has fronds; a porcupine has quills.
  15. a. A metaphor is a symbol; an analogy is a comparison.
  16. e. A dirge is a song used at a funeral; a jingle is a song used in a commercial.
  17. d. Feral and tame are antonyms; ephemeral and immortal are antonyms.
  18. e. A spy acts in a clandestine manner; an accountant acts in a meticulous manner.
  19. a. Hegemony means dominance; autonomy means independence.
  20. c. An aerie is where an eagle lives; a house is where a person lives.
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