SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : Analogies: Determining Meaning from Roots

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Analogies: Determining Meaning From Roots

Analogies: Complete this analogy. 

Starving is to food as dehydrated is to __________.

Possible Answers:

exercise

air

rest

water

run

Correct answer:

water

Explanation:

To be "starving" means to be very hungry, to need food. So, if you are "starving" you need food. To solve this analogy you need to determine what it is that you need when you are "dehydrated." To do this it helps to consider the roots of the word "dehydrated." -hydra- means water. To be "dehydrated" means to be very thirsty, to need water

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