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    Mike:Verbal questions

    Antonyms

    antipathy
    (A)settled fondness
    (B)sustained interest

    The answer in A. I chose B.

    I'd like to know why B is incorrect.


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    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Analogy

    misjudge:assess
    (A)miscontrue:interpret
    (B)misperceive:explain

    The answer is A. I chose B.

    Here is my reason. If someone makes a mistake when he is assessing, someone else will misjudge something. So, if someone makes a msitake when he is explaining, someone else will misperceive something.

    What's wrong with my reasoning?




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    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    censoship:information=sanitation:disease

    What's the analogy there?



    Thanks, MNY!

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    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi View Post
    Antonyms

    antipathy
    (A)settled fondness
    (B)sustained interest

    The answer in A. I chose B.

    I'd like to know why B is incorrect.


    Thanks,
    me
    Antipathy means a strong feeling of aversion, dislike, or repugnance. B would be a good antonym for "apathy".

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    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi View Post
    Analogy

    misjudge:assess
    (A)miscontrue:interpret
    (B)misperceive:explain

    The answer is A. I chose B.

    Here is my reason. If someone makes a mistake when he is assessing, someone else will misjudge something. So, if someone makes a msitake when he is explaining, someone else will misperceive something.

    What's wrong with my reasoning?


    I think the problem lies with adding the second person.

    misjudge = incorrectly assess
    misconstrue = incorrectly interpret

    misperceive is not equal to incorrectly explain

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    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi View Post
    censoship:information=sanitation:disease

    What's the analogy there?



    Thanks, MNY!
    IMO, this analogy is a bit obscure.

    Censorship eliminates some information.
    Sanitation eliminates some diesease.

    That's probably how they saw it.


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    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Ah!!!!! I see. Thanks for the word, apathy!


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    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I think the problem lies with adding the second person.

    misjudge = incorrectly assess
    misconstrue = incorrectly interpret

    misperceive is not equal to incorrectly explain
    Right! The second person should be out.


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    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    IMO, this analogy is a bit obscure.

    Censorship eliminates some information.
    Sanitation eliminates some diesease.

    That's probably how they saw it.
    Elimination!!!!! That makes perfect sense!


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    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    You won't mind if I ask you a few more questions, will you?

    Here you go!

    log:ship
    (A)diary:person
    (B)archive:data

    The answer is (A). I was wandering between A and B. And I chose the latter. What bad luck!

    A log is something that records a journey.
    An archive is something that records information.
    A Diary is something that records a person's daily life.

    The diary/person is out because it is "ship" is nonperson.

    What do you think?

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