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    Please provide the bridge for the following:

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    1. Hymn : Praise ::

    (a) waltz : joy
    (b) liturgy : rite
    (c) lullaby : child
    (d) dirge : grief
    (e) prayer : congregation

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (d)


    -----------------------
    2. emollient : soothe

    (a) dynamo : generate
    (b) elevation : level
    (c) precipitation: fall
    (d) hurricane : track
    (e) negative : expose

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (a)


    -----------------------

    3. Stray : Group ::

    (a) miscalculate : solution
    (b) improvise : suggestion
    (c) slur : pronunciation
    (d) delete : change
    (e) digress : subject

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (e)

    ------------------------

    4. Levee : River ::

    (a) seam : fabric
    (b) corona : sun
    (c) cordon : crowd
    (d) petal : flower
    (e) moat : castle


    Answer:
    SPOILER: (c)


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    5. Enunciate: Words::

    (a) limn : lines
    (b) parse : sentences
    (c) hear : sounds
    (d) run : steps
    (e) stint : savings

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (a)


    ---------------------

    6. Butter : Margarine ::
    (a) sugar : saccharin
    (b) porcelain : tile
    (c) photograph : painting
    (d) music : tape
    (e) signal : whistle

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (a)

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    7. Gust : Wind ::

    (a) rapids : river
    (b) blizzard : snowstorm
    (c) cloudburst : rainfall
    (d) mist : fog
    (e) surf : sea

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (c)


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    8. Inventory : Stock ::
    (a) calculation : ledger
    (b) poll : balloting
    (c) survey : territory
    (d) census : population
    (e) petition: names

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (d)


    ----------

    9. Logic: Reasoning ::
    (a) sensitivity : morality
    (b) arrogance : leadership
    (c) ethics : behavior
    (d) creativity : enthuiasm
    (e) bravery : charisma

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (c)


    ---------------------

    10. Mimicry : Camouflage::
    (a) photosynthesis : pollination
    (b) territoriality : migration
    (c) hibernation : generation
    (d) mutation : variation
    (e) digestion : rumination

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (d)


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    11. Superimpose :: Above ::

    (a) permeate : beside
    (b) focus : around
    (c) insert : between
    (d) splice : below
    (e) fuse : behind

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (c)


    ----------

    12. Tamper : Adjust ::

    (a) misrepresent :: communicate
    (b) warp : deform
    (c) confess : tell
    (d) mar : deface
    (e) undermine : stop

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (a)


    -----------------------
    13. Prescience : Future ::

    (a) irrationality : sanity
    (b) predictability : past
    (c) irascibility : emotions
    (d) erudition : esoterica
    (e) talkativeness : loquacity

    Answer :
    SPOILER: (d)

    ---------------------------

    14. Crawl : Proceed ::
    (a) plummet : descend
    (b) nurture : grow
    (c) inundate : flood
    (d) rampage : destroy
    (e) dwindle : decrease

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (e)


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    15. Frieze : Ornament ::
    (a) arch : divide
    (b) relief : form
    (c) arabesque : accentuate
    (d) nave : border
    (e) pillar : support

    Answer :
    SPOILER: (e)


    -----------------

    16. Despotic : Tyranny ::

    (a) authoritarian : superiority
    (b) skillful : celebrity
    (c) generous : liberality
    (d) suspect : illegality
    (e) peaceful : benevolence

    Answer :
    SPOILER: (c)


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    17. Enclose : Parenthesis ::
    (a) abbreviate : brackets
    (b) emphasize : hyphen
    (c) separate : comma
    (d) join : period
    (e) omit : colon

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (c)


    Note : why is the answer not (b) ?

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    18. Firm : Ironclad ::

    (a) bruised : broken
    (b) polished : shining
    (c) smart : brilliant
    (d) hard : stiff
    (e) jovial : merry

    Answer :
    SPOILER: (c)


    ----------
    19. Quaff : Sip ::
    (a) bolt : run
    (b) punch : hit
    (c) gnaw : nibble
    (d) trudge : plod
    (e) stride : mince

    Answer :
    SPOILER: (e)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neel Kanth View Post
    Please provide the bridge for the following:

    ----------------------
    1. Hymn : Praise ::

    (a) waltz : joy
    (b) liturgy : rite
    (c) lullaby : child
    (d) dirge : grief
    (e) prayer : congregation

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (d)


    D
    A hymn is a song of praise...a funeral dire is a song of lamentation for the dead.

    -----------------------
    2. emollient : soothe

    (a) dynamo : generate
    (b) elevation : level
    (c) precipitation: fall
    (d) hurricane : track
    (e) negative : expose

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (a)


    A
    The function of an emollient is to mollify or soothe.
    The function of a dyname is to generate power/electricity.


    -----------------------

    3. Stray : Group ::

    (a) miscalculate : solution
    (b) improvise : suggestion
    (c) slur : pronunciation
    (d) delete : change
    (e) digress : subject

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (e)


    E
    To stray means not to stay in a group.
    To digress means not ot stay within the boundaries of the subject being discussed.

    ------------------------

    4. Levee : River ::

    (a) seam : fabric
    (b) corona : sun
    (c) cordon : crowd
    (d) petal : flower
    (e) moat : castle


    Answer:
    SPOILER: (c)

    C
    A levee is an embankment or limiting structure built to prevent rivers from overflowing.
    A cordon is a limiting structure to control a crowd.

    ------------------

    5. Enunciate: Words::

    (a) limn : lines
    (b) parse : sentences
    (c) hear : sounds
    (d) run : steps
    (e) stint : savings

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (a)


    A
    Enunciate menas to put inot words.
    Limn means to outline or sketch

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    6. Butter : Margarine ::
    (a) sugar : saccharin
    (b) porcelain : tile
    (c) photograph : painting
    (d) music : tape
    (e) signal : whistle

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (a)

    ----------
    A
    X is a healthier substitute for Y


    7. Gust : Wind ::

    (a) rapids : river
    (b) blizzard : snowstorm
    (c) cloudburst : rainfall
    (d) mist : fog
    (e) surf : sea

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (c)


    C
    X is a sudden and unexpected occurence of Y

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    8. Inventory : Stock ::
    (a) calculation : ledger
    (b) poll : balloting
    (c) survey : territory
    (d) census : population
    (e) petition: names

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (d)


    D
    X is a record of Y

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    9. Logic: Reasoning ::
    (a) sensitivity : morality
    (b) arrogance : leadership
    (c) ethics : behavior
    (d) creativity : enthuiasm
    (e) bravery : charisma

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (c)

    C
    Logic is required for good reasoning.
    Ethics/principles are required for good behaviour.
    A little vague I guess but the best choice possible.
    X is used for good Y

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    10. Mimicry : Camouflage::
    (a) photosynthesis : pollination
    (b) territoriality : migration
    (c) hibernation : generation
    (d) mutation : variation
    (e) digestion : rumination

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (d)


    d
    Camoflauge is to mimic the environ in order to protect oneself.
    Variation is to mutate.
    Y is a form of X

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    11. Superimpose :: Above ::

    (a) permeate : beside
    (b) focus : around
    (c) insert : between
    (d) splice : below
    (e) fuse : behind

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (c)

    C
    Superimpose is to place above.
    Insert is to place inbetween.
    X is to place Y

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    12. Tamper : Adjust ::

    (a) misrepresent :: communicate
    (b) warp : deform
    (c) confess : tell
    (d) mar : deface
    (e) undermine : stop

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (a)


    A
    X is a form of Y but with malicious intent
    To tamper means to adjust in order to intentionally spoil.
    Misrepresent is to intentionally communicate without bringing out the intended purpose.

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    13. Prescience : Future ::

    (a) irrationality : sanity
    (b) predictability : past
    (c) irascibility : emotions
    (d) erudition : esoterica
    (e) talkativeness : loquacity

    Answer :
    SPOILER: (d)

    D
    Prescience is a knowledge of the future.
    Erudition is knowing what only a select group of people know due to its intellectual demands.


    ---------------------------

    14. Crawl : Proceed ::
    (a) plummet : descend
    (b) nurture : grow
    (c) inundate : flood
    (d) rampage : destroy
    (e) dwindle : decrease

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (e)


    E.
    this has come up previously.
    X is to do Y slowly.

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    15. Frieze : Ornament ::
    (a) arch : divide
    (b) relief : form
    (c) arabesque : accentuate
    (d) nave : border
    (e) pillar : support

    Answer :
    SPOILER: (e)


    E
    The purpose of X in architecture is to provide Y


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    16. Despotic : Tyranny ::

    (a) authoritarian : superiority
    (b) skillful : celebrity
    (c) generous : liberality
    (d) suspect : illegality
    (e) peaceful : benevolence

    Answer :
    SPOILER: (c)


    C
    X is characterized by Y
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    17. Enclose : Parenthesis ::
    (a) abbreviate : brackets
    (b) emphasize : hyphen
    (c) separate : comma
    (d) join : period
    (e) omit : colon

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (c)


    C
    Y is the purpose of X


    Note : why is the answer not (b) ?
    A hyphen punctuation mark (-) used between parts of a compound word.Its purpose is not to emphasize.
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    18. Firm : Ironclad ::

    (a) bruised : broken
    (b) polished : shining
    (c) smart : brilliant
    (d) hard : stiff
    (e) jovial : merry

    Answer :
    SPOILER: (c)


    Not sure about this one.
    Why not b/e?

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    19. Quaff : Sip ::
    (a) bolt : run
    (b) punch : hit
    (c) gnaw : nibble
    (d) trudge : plod
    (e) stride : mince

    Answer :
    SPOILER: (e)
    E
    A degree question
    To quaff is to drink like a sponge.
    To stride means to take long steps

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    thanks a lot shovik; there were a couple of bridges which i found a little vague; i'll post the analogies corresponding to them in a new thread along with more questions. People like you and madhur are a blessing.

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    Bridge No. 8

    Inventory:Stock

    Survey:Territory
    Census:Population

    Why can't it be the survey:territory? When you conduct a survey of your territory, it is exactly the same as conducting a census of your population. Please help! I am baffled.

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    Re: Analogies ETS GRE 10th edn

    Quote Originally Posted by Neel Kanth View Post
    Please provide the bridge for the following:

    ----------------------
    1. Hymn : Praise ::

    (a) waltz : joy
    (b) liturgy : rite
    (c) lullaby : child
    (d) dirge : grief
    (e) prayer : congregation

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (d)


    -----------------------
    2. emollient : soothe

    (a) dynamo : generate
    (b) elevation : level
    (c) precipitation: fall
    (d) hurricane : track
    (e) negative : expose

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (a)


    -----------------------

    3. Stray : Group ::

    (a) miscalculate : solution
    (b) improvise : suggestion
    (c) slur : pronunciation
    (d) delete : change
    (e) digress : subject

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (e)

    ------------------------

    4. Levee : River ::

    (a) seam : fabric
    (b) corona : sun
    (c) cordon : crowd
    (d) petal : flower
    (e) moat : castle


    Answer:
    SPOILER: (c)


    ------------------

    5. Enunciate: Words::

    (a) limn : lines
    (b) parse : sentences
    (c) hear : sounds
    (d) run : steps
    (e) stint : savings

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (a)


    ---------------------

    6. Butter : Margarine ::
    (a) sugar : saccharin
    (b) porcelain : tile
    (c) photograph : painting
    (d) music : tape
    (e) signal : whistle

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (a)

    ----------
    7. Gust : Wind ::

    (a) rapids : river
    (b) blizzard : snowstorm
    (c) cloudburst : rainfall
    (d) mist : fog
    (e) surf : sea

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (c)


    -------------

    8. Inventory : Stock ::
    (a) calculation : ledger
    (b) poll : balloting
    (c) survey : territory
    (d) census : population
    (e) petition: names

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (d)


    ----------

    9. Logic: Reasoning ::
    (a) sensitivity : morality
    (b) arrogance : leadership
    (c) ethics : behavior
    (d) creativity : enthuiasm
    (e) bravery : charisma

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (c)


    ---------------------

    10. Mimicry : Camouflage::
    (a) photosynthesis : pollination
    (b) territoriality : migration
    (c) hibernation : generation
    (d) mutation : variation
    (e) digestion : rumination

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (d)


    ----------

    11. Superimpose :: Above ::

    (a) permeate : beside
    (b) focus : around
    (c) insert : between
    (d) splice : below
    (e) fuse : behind

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (c)


    ----------

    12. Tamper : Adjust ::

    (a) misrepresent :: communicate
    (b) warp : deform
    (c) confess : tell
    (d) mar : deface
    (e) undermine : stop

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (a)


    -----------------------
    13. Prescience : Future ::

    (a) irrationality : sanity
    (b) predictability : past
    (c) irascibility : emotions
    (d) erudition : esoterica
    (e) talkativeness : loquacity

    Answer :
    SPOILER: (d)

    ---------------------------

    14. Crawl : Proceed ::
    (a) plummet : descend
    (b) nurture : grow
    (c) inundate : flood
    (d) rampage : destroy
    (e) dwindle : decrease

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (e)


    -----------

    15. Frieze : Ornament ::
    (a) arch : divide
    (b) relief : form
    (c) arabesque : accentuate
    (d) nave : border
    (e) pillar : support

    Answer :
    SPOILER: (e)


    -----------------

    16. Despotic : Tyranny ::

    (a) authoritarian : superiority
    (b) skillful : celebrity
    (c) generous : liberality
    (d) suspect : illegality
    (e) peaceful : benevolence

    Answer :
    SPOILER: (c)


    -------------

    17. Enclose : Parenthesis ::
    (a) abbreviate : brackets
    (b) emphasize : hyphen
    (c) separate : comma
    (d) join : period
    (e) omit : colon

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (c)


    Note : why is the answer not (b) ?

    -----------

    18. Firm : Ironclad ::

    (a) bruised : broken
    (b) polished : shining
    (c) smart : brilliant
    (d) hard : stiff
    (e) jovial : merry

    Answer :
    SPOILER: (c)


    ----------
    19. Quaff : Sip ::
    (a) bolt : run
    (b) punch : hit
    (c) gnaw : nibble
    (d) trudge : plod
    (e) stride : mince

    Answer :
    SPOILER: (e)
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    Re: Analogies ETS GRE 10th edn

    Quote Originally Posted by Neel Kanth View Post
    Please provide the bridge for the following:

    ----------------------
    1. Hymn : Praise ::

    (a) waltz : joy
    (b) liturgy : rite
    (c) lullaby : child
    (d) dirge : grief
    (e) prayer : congregation

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (d)


    -----------------------
    2. emollient : soothe

    (a) dynamo : generate
    (b) elevation : level
    (c) precipitation: fall
    (d) hurricane : track
    (e) negative : expose

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (a)


    -----------------------

    3. Stray : Group ::

    (a) miscalculate : solution
    (b) improvise : suggestion
    (c) slur : pronunciation
    (d) delete : change
    (e) digress : subject

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (e)

    ------------------------

    4. Levee : River ::

    (a) seam : fabric
    (b) corona : sun
    (c) cordon : crowd
    (d) petal : flower
    (e) moat : castle


    Answer:
    SPOILER: (c)


    ------------------

    5. Enunciate: Words::

    (a) limn : lines
    (b) parse : sentences
    (c) hear : sounds
    (d) run : steps
    (e) stint : savings

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (a)


    ---------------------

    6. Butter : Margarine ::
    (a) sugar : saccharin
    (b) porcelain : tile
    (c) photograph : painting
    (d) music : tape
    (e) signal : whistle

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (a)

    ----------
    7. Gust : Wind ::

    (a) rapids : river
    (b) blizzard : snowstorm
    (c) cloudburst : rainfall
    (d) mist : fog
    (e) surf : sea

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (c)


    -------------

    8. Inventory : Stock ::
    (a) calculation : ledger
    (b) poll : balloting
    (c) survey : territory
    (d) census : population
    (e) petition: names

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (d)


    ----------

    9. Logic: Reasoning ::
    (a) sensitivity : morality
    (b) arrogance : leadership
    (c) ethics : behavior
    (d) creativity : enthuiasm
    (e) bravery : charisma

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (c)


    ---------------------

    10. Mimicry : Camouflage::
    (a) photosynthesis : pollination
    (b) territoriality : migration
    (c) hibernation : generation
    (d) mutation : variation
    (e) digestion : rumination

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (d)


    ----------

    11. Superimpose :: Above ::

    (a) permeate : beside
    (b) focus : around
    (c) insert : between
    (d) splice : below
    (e) fuse : behind

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (c)


    ----------

    12. Tamper : Adjust ::

    (a) misrepresent :: communicate
    (b) warp : deform
    (c) confess : tell
    (d) mar : deface
    (e) undermine : stop

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (a)


    -----------------------
    13. Prescience : Future ::

    (a) irrationality : sanity
    (b) predictability : past
    (c) irascibility : emotions
    (d) erudition : esoterica
    (e) talkativeness : loquacity

    Answer :
    SPOILER: (d)

    ---------------------------

    14. Crawl : Proceed ::
    (a) plummet : descend
    (b) nurture : grow
    (c) inundate : flood
    (d) rampage : destroy
    (e) dwindle : decrease

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (e)


    -----------

    15. Frieze : Ornament ::
    (a) arch : divide
    (b) relief : form
    (c) arabesque : accentuate
    (d) nave : border
    (e) pillar : support

    Answer :
    SPOILER: (e)


    -----------------

    16. Despotic : Tyranny ::

    (a) authoritarian : superiority
    (b) skillful : celebrity
    (c) generous : liberality
    (d) suspect : illegality
    (e) peaceful : benevolence

    Answer :
    SPOILER: (c)


    -------------

    17. Enclose : Parenthesis ::
    (a) abbreviate : brackets
    (b) emphasize : hyphen
    (c) separate : comma
    (d) join : period
    (e) omit : colon

    Answer:
    SPOILER: (c)


    Note : why is the answer not (b) ?

    -----------

    18. Firm : Ironclad ::

    (a) bruised : broken
    (b) polished : shining
    (c) smart : brilliant
    (d) hard : stiff
    (e) jovial : merry

    Answer :
    SPOILER: (c)


    ----------
    19. Quaff : Sip ::
    (a) bolt : run
    (b) punch : hit
    (c) gnaw : nibble
    (d) trudge : plod
    (e) stride : mince

    Answer :
    SPOILER: (e)
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