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Analogies

Now that you've learned something about where words come from, it's time to learn a little about how words work . This lesson (and the next two after it) will talk about how words relate to one other, about different figures of speech and about how the same word can have several different meanings.

In this lesson -- which is about analogy -- we're going to talk about how words relate to one another. Because what analogy is (for test purposes, at least) is the comparison of two pairs of words which have the same relationship. In tests, you are usually given the first pair of words and asked to complete the second pair. For example, you might be asked:



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