What Word Completes the Analogy?

(What is an analogy?)

DUNCE : GENIUS :: waste : conserve

  1. environment
  2. protect
  3. waste

The best answer is waste. The relationship between the first pair of words, dunce and genius, is that of antonyms—words that have opposite meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must also be antonyms. Waste is an antonym of conserve.

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