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What Word Completes The Analogy?"

(What is an analogy?)

HAMSTER : RODENT :: stealing : crime

  1. crime
  2. thief
  3. giving

The best answer is crime. The relationship between the first pair of words, HAMSTER and RODENT, is that of item to category—one word names something that falls into the category, or group, named by the other word. Therefore, the second pair of words must also have an item-to-category relationship. Stealing is a type of crime.

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