MAT Analogies Practice Test 3
BABBLE : SPEAK ::
To babble means to speak incoherently; to scribble means to write incoherently.
FILAMENT : LIGHT BULB ::
The filament is the part of light bulb hat is used for producing light; the wick is the part of the candle that is used for producing light.
SHIN : KNEE ::
Shin is the part of the body below the knee; forearm is the part of the body below the elbow.
ANTIDOTE : POSION ::
An antidote is used to reduce the effect of posion; a lubricant is used to reduce the effect of friction.
EMBEZZLER : FUNDS ::
An embezzler steals funds against law; a poacher hunts game against law. (Here 'game means wild animals.)
SAVORY : TASTE ::
'Savory' is an adjective meaning 'pleasant to taste', melodious is an adjective meaning 'pleasant to hear'.
COMMISERATE : SYMPATHY ::
One commiserates with a person out of sympathy; one reveres a person out of admiration.
DIN : CACOPHONOUS ::
Cacophonous noise results in a din; monotonous sound results in a drone.
MATERIALISM : OBJECTS :
Materialism means giving undue importance to objects; hedonism means giving undue importance to pleasure.
STUBBORN : VACILLATION
A stubborn (meaning unbending) person shows no vacillation (meaning hesitation); a poised (meaning calm; unperturbable) person shows no embarrassment.
ATOM : MOLECULE ::
A molecule contains more than one atom; a compound contains more than one element.
KNIT : EYEBROWS ::
Knitting one's eyebrows expresses annoyance; pursing of one's eyebrows expresses annoyance
JUDGE : JUSTICE ::
A judge's role is to render justice; an actor's role is to provide entertainment.
MARATHON : ENDURANCE::
A marathon (meaning a long distance running race) tests one's endurance; a sprint (meaning a short distance running race) test's one's speed.
CONGRATULATION : SUCCESS ::
We offer congratulations to a person on his success; we offer congratulations to a person at his sorrow.
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