MAT Analogies Practice Test 2

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INTRODUCTION : CONCLUSION ::

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Introduction and conclusion are antonyms; greeting and farewell are antonyms.

STRIKE : WORK ::

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When you strike, you to not work; when you boycott (a product, you do not purchase) it.

SCALPEL : SURGEON ::

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A scalpel is an instrument used by a surgeon; a razor is an instrument used by a barber

PREPOSTEROUS : COMMONSENSE::

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Anything preposterous (meaning highly ridiculous) is against commonsense; anything illegal is against law.

CLASH : COLOR ::

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A clash means a disagreeable color; a dissonance means a disagreeable sound.

FORMIDABLE : FEAR ::

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Anything formidable causes fear; anything sickening causes disgust.

BASTION : DEFENSE ::

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(A bastion is a lower, which is used for defense). A bastion is used for defense; an arsenal is used for storage (of armaments).

SAGA : LENGTHY ::

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A saga (meaning an epic) is a lengthy story; a proverb is a pithy statement.

BIRDS : AVIRARY ::

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(One of the meanings of 'fold' is 'an enclosure for domestic animals'). An aviary is a place where birds are kept; a fold is a place where sheep are kept.

LASSITUDE : VIGOR ::

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Lassitude (meaning idleness) results from lack of vigor (meaning strength); indigence (meaning poverty) results from lack of funds.

BIRD : MIGRATION ::

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Birds take to migration (meaning long flight) in winter; bears take to hibernation (meaning long sleep) in winter.

RACQUET : TENNIS ::

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In tennis, a racquet is used to hit the ball; in golf , a club is used to hit the ball.

OIL : LUBRICATE ::

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Oil is a lubricating medium; adhesive is a bonding medium. (Though a knife is used for sharpening things, it does not get consumed in the process like the oil during lubrication and the adhesive during bonding).

DESOLATE : INHABITANTS

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A desolate place has no inhabitants; a barren place has no vegetation.

HEAVY : WEIGHT ::

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When it weight increases, a thing becomes heavy; when its age increases, a thing becomes ancient.

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