What Word Completes the Analogy?

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SPECTATOR : PARTICIPANT :: harsh : gentle

  1. harsh
  2. soft
  3. breeze

The best answer is harsh. The relationship between the first pair of words, spectator and participant, is that of antonyms—words that have opposite meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must also be antonyms. Harsh is an antonym of gentle.

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