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Example Question #2 : Analogies: Determining Meaning From Prefixes, Suffixes, And Roots
Impress is to dazzle as decorate is to __________.
The word "bedeck" generally means decorate. However, the prefix "be-" can also function as an intensifier meaning thoroughly. To "bedeck" something is to decorate it thoroughly. To be "bedecked" is to be covered or decorated very completely. Just as something dazzling is very illuminated, so too is something bedecked "very decorated."