MAT Analogies Practice Test 2
INTRODUCTION : CONCLUSION ::
Introduction and conclusion are antonyms; greeting and farewell are antonyms.
STRIKE : WORK ::
When you strike, you to not work; when you boycott (a product, you do not purchase) it.
SCALPEL : SURGEON ::
A scalpel is an instrument used by a surgeon; a razor is an instrument used by a barber
PREPOSTEROUS : COMMONSENSE::
Anything preposterous (meaning highly ridiculous) is against commonsense; anything illegal is against law.
CLASH : COLOR ::
A clash means a disagreeable color; a dissonance means a disagreeable sound.
FORMIDABLE : FEAR ::
Anything formidable causes fear; anything sickening causes disgust.
BASTION : DEFENSE ::
(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 ::
A saga (meaning an epic) is a lengthy story; a proverb is a pithy statement.
BIRDS : AVIRARY ::
(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 ::
Lassitude (meaning idleness) results from lack of vigor (meaning strength); indigence (meaning poverty) results from lack of funds.
BIRD : MIGRATION ::
Birds take to migration (meaning long flight) in winter; bears take to hibernation (meaning long sleep) in winter.
RACQUET : TENNIS ::
In tennis, a racquet is used to hit the ball; in golf , a club is used to hit the ball.
OIL : LUBRICATE ::
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
A desolate place has no inhabitants; a barren place has no vegetation.
HEAVY : WEIGHT ::
When it weight increases, a thing becomes heavy; when its age increases, a thing becomes ancient.
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