All SSAT Elementary Level Verbal Resources
Example Question #1 : Analogies: Determining Meaning From Roots
Analogies: Complete this analogy.
Starving is to food as dehydrated is to __________.
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.