I was told this would probably be the most suitable forum for this question.
I found this analogy here. The correct answer is supposedly D, but I don't understand why. My reasoning went like this: meaning-wise, both punish and berate are members of the "misdeeds" family. Before you get punished, you most likely get berated (scolded). My thought was C. would be the right answer, because both those words are in the same family, meaning-wise (both mean to do an action that takes you up off the floor/ground). It wouldn't have been my favorite answer, if there had been a better one.
Can anyone explain why D. is the right answer?
Punish is to berate as
- A. leafy is to green
- B. deep is to ocean
- C. jump is to leap
- D. soak is to dampen
- E. hike is to trek