SSAT Analogies – The PLUG-IN PHRASES

ANALOGIES are all about RELATIONSHIPS:

  • PUT IN THE FORM OF A SENTENCE or STATEMENT
  •  TRY TURNING THE PAIR AROUND
  • KEEP THE SENTENCE SHORT
  1.  Word (protagonist) “is the opposite of a” Opposed Word (antagonist)
  2.  Idea (communism) “is opposed by” Opposition (capitalism)
  3.   Word (garrulous) “is similar to” Related Word (loquacious)
  4. Part (carburetor) “is a part of a” Whole (engine)
  5. Whole (play) “is divided into” Part (acts)
  6. \Cause (deluge) “causes a” or “leads to a” Effect (mudslide)
  7. Container (flask) “holds” or “contains” Something Contained (liquor)
  8. Tool (saw) “is used for” Activity or Object (carpentry)
  9. Lesser (ripple) “is a very minor form of” Greater Degree of Intensity (tidal wave)
  10. Smaller (mill) “is a smaller percentage of a” Larger (penny)
  11. General Term (miser) “means extremely” Specific Term (stingy)
  12. General Term (talk) “means very little” Specific Term (whisper)
  13. General Term (whispering) “is a special kind of” Specific Term (talking)
  14. Action (chill) “_________object” Object acted upon (wine)
  15. Action (chill) “to____something is to make it___” result of action (cold)
  16. Person (stevedore) “work(s) on or at or in” what they do (unloading)
  17. Person (stevedore) “acts upon” a structure or object (tanker)
  18. Person (stevedore) “how they are acted upon” in a group (union)
  19. Person (psychologist) “has to be” quality (empathic)
  20. Person (psychologist) “has to have” condition associated with (patience)
  21. Person (blacksmith) “deals with (a)” person (horse trainer)
  22. Subject (iron) “is associated with a” place associated with (forge)
  23. Person (lawyer) “is someone who” purpose (litigate)
  24. person (doctor) “is someone who uses a” important tool (stethoscope)
  25. activity (spelunking) “uses a______” important tool (flashlight)
  26. something (glue) “has a _______quality” associated quality (cohesive)
  27. something (illogical) “leads to” a form/degree of (confusion)
  28. something (plow)“is” something affected by or associated with (soil)
  29. something (psychology) “is the study of” something studied (personality)
  30. something (distance) “is measure in units called” unit of measurement(kilometers)
  31. something (mountain) “one measurement of a ____is its ______” (height)
  32. something positive (bold) “is to be” something negative (foolhardy)
  33. container (valuables) “are stored in” something contained (safe)
  34. goal (basketball) “the goal of ____is to find the___” purpose (basket)

 

 

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