Logical Reasoning - Analogies - Discussion

Choose the pair that best represents a similar relationship to the one expressed in the original pair of words.

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PHOBIC : FEARFUL

[A]. finicky : thoughtful
[B]. cautious : emotional
[C]. envious : desiring
[D]. shy : familiar
[E]. asinine : silly

Answer: Option E

Explanation:

To be phobic is to be extremely fearful; to be asinine is to be extremely silly.

Tim T said: (Nov 9, 2010)  
While E may be the better answer, this analogy could be interpreted as: a phobic person must be fearful and an envious person must be desiring; an asinine person may not be extremely silly as they could also be extremely stupid per the definition. this chain of logic leads to an answer of C rather than E.

Gautam said: (Jun 29, 2015)  
An envious person must be desiring?

Shubh said: (Aug 1, 2018)  
An envious person desires what is possessed by others, either qualities or materialistic things.

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