CAT 1996 Question Paper Question 107


Directions: In each of the following questions a pair of capitalised words is followed by four pair of words. You are required to mark as the answer the pair of words which have a relationship between them most similar to the relationship between the capitalised pair.

Question 107

Malapropism : Words


Malapropism (also called dogberryism) relates to using a different word with similar sound as the original giving a humorous meaning. Anachronism is a similar play of events from different periods of time. Hence (a) is the correct answer.

Jinjanthropism is not an English word. Ellipsis relates to omission of words from a sentence that are superfluous. Catechism is a set of questions and answers of Christian religion. None of these have the same relationship as the original analogy.

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