Monday, January 05, 2009

Analogies 116 - 120


(A) trysting:dupe
(B) proselytizer:convert
(C) untenable:defend
(D) jar:unsettled
(E) compliant:yield

117). BARK:TREE::

(A) skin:fruit
(B) dew:grass
(C) seed:flower
(D) peak:hill
(E) wake:boat

118). QUAFF:SIP::

(A) bolt:run
(B) punch:hit
(C) gnaw:nibble
(D) trudge:plod
(E) stride:mince


(A) knocker:door
(B) stick:gong
(C) hand:drum
(D) pestle:mortar
(E) gavel:lectern


(A) egg:chicken
(B) rung:chair
(C) wool:fabric
(D) fuse:dynamite
(E) wick:candle


116). OA - D - X causes Y where X is a verb

Jar: To bump or cause to move or shake from impact; to startle or unsettle; shock

Proselytizer: One who proselytes
Compliant: Agreeable; willing to yield
Puncture: To depreciate or deflate

117). OA - A - Outermost covering of Y is known as X

118). OA - E - X and Y are opposites

To drink a liquid heartily; to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught
Sip: To drink in small quantities; drink slowly
Stride: To walk with long steps, especially in a hasty or vigorous way
Mince: To walk with very short steps or with exaggerated primness
Bolt: To start suddenly and run away
Gnaw: To bite and wear away bit by bit with the teeth
Nibble: trudge
Trudge: To walk in a laborious, heavy-footed way; plod
Plod: To move or walk heavily or laboriously; trudge

119). OA - D
- X tool uses Y to shape metals/ materials

ANVIL: An iron block or stand used by blacksmiths to hold metal objects; heavy block of iron or steel with a smooth, flat top on which metals are shaped by hammering
PESTLE: A club-shaped, hand-held tool for grinding or mashing substances in a mortar; large bar moved vertically to stamp or pound, as in a press or mill; pound, grind, or mash with or as if with a pestle
MORTAR: A vessel in which substances are crushed or ground with a pestle; bombard with mortar shells; machine in which materials are ground and blended or crushed; portable, muzzleloading cannon used to fire shells at low velocities, short ranges, and high trajectories; plaster or join with mortar
GAVEL: A small mallet used by a presiding officer or an auctioneer to signal for attention or order or to mark the conclusion of a transaction; tribute or rent in ancient and medieval England; small mallet used by a presiding officer or a judge
LECTERN: A reading desk with a slanted top holding the books from which scriptural passages are read during a church service; stand that serves as a support for the notes or books of a speaker; desk or stand with a slanted top used to hold a text at the proper height for a lecturer
GONG: A rimmed metal disk that produces a loud, sonorous tone when struck with a padded mallet; usually saucer-shaped bell that is struck with a mechanically operated hammer
KNOCKER: A hinged fixture, such as a metal ring or bar, used for knocking on a door; goblin or dwarf said to live under the earth and direct miners to ore by knocking; a person who knocks (as seeking to gain admittance); one who disparages or belittles the worth of something; a device (usually metal and ornamental) attached by a hinge to a door

120). OA - C - X is a kind of Y

Wick: A cord or strand of loosely woven, twisted, or braided fibers, as on a candle or oil lamp, that draws up fuel to the flame by capillary action; piece of material that conveys liquid by capillary action
Rung: A crosspiece between the legs of a chair; one of the units in a course, as on an ascending or descending scale; one of the crosspieces that form the steps of a ladder