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    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi View Post
    I got the ruffle/moulding one! Thanks!
    Great!

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    #42

    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi View Post
    I agree especially when it comes to cross-culture stuff. I think GRE is rather demanding for non-native speakers, even some of English native speakers don't do well. ETS is %&%^*&^(&(*&(*&*(##$%%...

    I think different people may have different reasoning of logic. The boundary is sometimes not clear. I've had enough of this kind of test! After Saturday, I'm going to enjoy la vie as I used to do. HA-HA!

    How's the business so far?

    Yes, cultural difference will exacerbate the problem.

    Business is great!

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    #43

    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi View Post
    Analogy

    mill:grain
    (A)bazaar:wares
    (B)forge:metal

    I chose A.
    Nope.

    Grain is ground in a mill; Metal is formed, wrought on a forge.

    Wares are sold in a bazaar.

    Which is closer?

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    #44

    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi View Post
    Analogy

    exorbitant:moderation=perfidious:loyalty

    For me, the logic here is

    exorbitant:moderation=too much of something:normal

    But if you are 200% loyal to your girlfriend, you won't be perfidious.

    Hmmm...bad example! Am waiting for yer answer!
    That's very close.

    Exorbitant and perfidious are adjectives. Moderation and loyalty are nouns.

    In both cases, the adjective describes a quality that is the opposite of the noun.

    An exorbitant person does not believe in moderation; a perfidious person doesn't believe in loyalty.

    Voila!

    This brings up another trick. Pay attention to the parts of speech of the words. When you do that, be careful of words that can be more than one part of speech.

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    #45

    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

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    Antonym

    jibe / conflict

    Are they antonyms? They seem like totally different.

    To jibe someone is to sneer at someone.
    To conflict someone's opinion is to opposed against someone's opinion.

    Jibe has another meaning: to be in accord; to agree.

    Those figures jibe with mine.

    In this case, it is an antonym of "conflict" (the verb).

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    #46

    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi View Post
    Antonym

    supplicate / demand

    Again, I wouldn't think they are antonyms. To supplicate someone means to ask someone again and again to do something. One keeps asking for a favor.

    To demand someone means to ask someone to do something. It's still asking but it's more direct and less continuing.

    Are they antonyms?
    Yes, they are antonyms. Remember that a word can have several to many different antonyms. In this case, the focus is on the way assistance is sought. "Supplicate" is an act of humble begging; "demand" is an act of aggressive requirement.


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    #47

    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Nope.

    Grain is ground in a mill; Metal is formed, wrought on a forge.

    Wares are sold in a bazaar.

    Which is closer?
    Y-O-U.

    Thanks for bringing me closer to the truth.


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    #48

    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Yes, they are antonyms. Remember that a word can have several to many different antonyms. In this case, the focus is on the way assistance is sought. "Supplicate" is an act of humble begging; "demand" is an act of aggressive requirement.

    Humble and aggressive. Got cha!


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    #49

    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Hi there,

    You've replied all the questions I posted. So what am I going to do now? I think think of any questions off my top of my head now!!!!!!! Now you're running after me. No more questions by now. It's midnight here and I feel a bit dizzy.

    The most pleasant thing now is to get yer replies after a tiring day of analogy and antonym.

    Hope you are not having sore eyes! Enjoy the rest of your day there in eastern street!


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    #50

    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi View Post
    Y-O-U.

    Thanks for bringing me closer to the truth.
    You're very welcome.

    Practice makes perfect!

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