MAT Analogies Practice Test 3

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BABBLE : SPEAK ::

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To babble means to speak incoherently; to scribble means to write incoherently.

FILAMENT : LIGHT BULB ::

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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 ::

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Shin is the part of the body below the knee; forearm is the part of the body below the elbow.

ANTIDOTE : POSION ::

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An antidote is used to reduce the effect of posion; a lubricant is used to reduce the effect of friction.

EMBEZZLER : FUNDS ::

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An embezzler steals funds against law; a poacher hunts game against law. (Here 'game means wild animals.)

SAVORY : TASTE ::

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'Savory' is an adjective meaning 'pleasant to taste', melodious is an adjective meaning 'pleasant to hear'.

COMMISERATE : SYMPATHY ::

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One commiserates with a person out of sympathy; one reveres a person out of admiration.

DIN : CACOPHONOUS ::

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Cacophonous noise results in a din; monotonous sound results in a drone.

MATERIALISM : OBJECTS :

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Materialism means giving undue importance to objects; hedonism means giving undue importance to pleasure.

STUBBORN : VACILLATION

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A stubborn (meaning unbending) person shows no vacillation (meaning hesitation); a poised (meaning calm; unperturbable) person shows no embarrassment.

ATOM : MOLECULE ::

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A molecule contains more than one atom; a compound contains more than one element.

KNIT : EYEBROWS ::

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Knitting one's eyebrows expresses annoyance; pursing of one's eyebrows expresses annoyance

JUDGE : JUSTICE ::

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A judge's role is to render justice; an actor's role is to provide entertainment.

MARATHON : ENDURANCE::

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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 ::

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We offer congratulations to a person on his success; we offer congratulations to a person at his sorrow.

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