Analogies

Choose the pair that best represents a similar relationship to the one expressed in the original pair of words.

DEPENDABLE : CAPRICIOUS

Answer: (d)

Dependable and capricious are antonyms; capable and inept are antonyms.

CONVICTION : INCARCERATION

Answer: (c)

A conviction results in incarceration; a reduction results in diminution.

JAUNDICE : LIVER

Answer: (a)

Jaundice is an indication of a liver problem; rash is an indication of a skin problem.

DELTOID : MUSCLE

Answer: (a)

The deltoid is a muscle; the radius is a bone.

PROFESSOR : ERUDITE

Answer: (b)

Being erudite is a trait of a professor; being imaginative is a trait of an inventor.

AERIE : EAGLE

Answer: (e)

An aerie is where an eagle lives; a house is where a person lives.

SOUND : CACOPHONY

Answer: (c)

A cacophony is an unpleasant sound; a stench is an unpleasant smell.

FROND : PALM

Answer: (a)

A palm (tree) has fronds; a porcupine has quills.

CONDUCTOR : ORCHESTRA

Answer: (d)

A conductor leads an orchestra; a skipper leads a crew.

INTEREST : OBSESSION

Answer: (c)

Obsession is a greater degree of interest; fantasy is a greater degree of dream.

METAPHOR : SYMBOL

Answer: (e)

A metaphor is a symbol; an analogy is a comparison.

FERAL : TAME

Answer: (e)

Feral and tame are antonyms; ephemeral and immortal are antonyms.

PHOBIC : FEARFUL

Answer: (e)

To be phobic is to be extremely fearful; to be asinine is to be extremely silly.

DOMINANCE : HEGEMONY

Answer: (c)

Hegemony means dominance; autonomy means independence.

DIRGE : FUNERAL

Answer: (d)

A dirge is a song used at a funeral; a jingle is a song used in a commercial.

UMBRAGE : OFFENSE

Answer: (d)

Umbrage and offense are synonyms; elation and jubilance are synonyms.

COBBLER : SHOE

Answer: (b)

A cobbler makes and repairs shoes; a contractor builds and repairs buildings.

SPY : CLANDESTINE

Answer: (a)

A spy acts in a clandestine manner; an accountant acts in a meticulous manner.

VERVE : ENTHUSIASM

Answer: (b)

Verve and enthusiasm are synonyms; devotion and reverence are synonyms.

SLAPSTICK : LAUGHTER

Answer: (e)

Slapstick results in laughter; horror results in fear.

MONK : DEVOTION

Answer: (d)

Devotion is characteristic of a monk; wanderlust is characteristic of a rover.