“The Knowledge Library”

Knowledge for All, without Barriers…

An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.

“The Knowledge Library”

Knowledge for All, without Barriers……….
An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.

The Knowledge Library


In verbal analogies, the student is given one pair of related words and another word without its pair. The student must find a words that has the same relationship to the word as the first pair. For example: fire is to hot, as ice is to cold.

Pairs of words in verbal analogies can be related in many ways, including the following types:

Type of Analogy Examples
things that go together bat/ball, bow/arrow, salt/pepper, bread/butter, fork/knife
opposites big/small, stop/go, hot/cold, tall/short, wide/narrow, early/late, graceful/clumsy, laugh/cry, dark/light, sharp/dull
synonyms big/large, stop/halt, cold/icy, thin/slim, small/tiny, sad/unhappy, show/reveal, hide/conceal, hint/clue
object and classification green/color, ants/insect, rabbit/mammal, table/furniture, pants/clothing, 3/odd number, apple/fruit, lunch/meal, uncle/relative, sandal/shoe, spring/season
object and group whale/pod, kitten/litter, bird/flock, cow/herd, lion/pride, wolf/pack
object and related object plant/sprout, butterfly/caterpillar, cat/kitten, mother/baby, dog/puppy
object and a characteristic grass/green, sponge/porous, marshmallow/soft, elephant/big, desert/dry, gold/shiny, party/happy, skunk/smelly, ball/round
object and location car/garage, stove/kitchen, tub/bathroom, fire/fireplace, lion/zoo, eraser/pencil
object and part of the whole hand/fingers, book/pages, foot/toes, fireplace/bricks, year/month, turtle/shell
object and function pen/write, knife/cut, shovel/dig, book/read
performer and action teacher/teach, movie star/act, artist/paint, fish/swim, bird/fly
verb tenses eat/ate, win/won, buy/bought
cause and effect plant/grow, fire/burn, trip/fall, spin/dizzy
problem and solution hungry/eat, thirsty/drink, itch/scratch, broken/repair, tired/sleep
degrees of a characteristic big/enormous, cold/freezing, hot/burning, wave/tsunami, small/miniscule

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