GRE : Analogy





Example-4


Question


ABSTINENCE : DRUNKENNESS : :


(A) celibacy : promiscuity

(B) indulgence : fatness

(C) withdrawal : annexation

(D) entertainment : dismay

(E) thrifty : frivolity

Analysis


One who practices abstinence (meaning keeping away from alcoholic drinks) does not indulge in drunkenness. In this same way, one who practices celibacy (meaning keeping away from sex) does not indulgence in promiscuity (meaning indiscriminate indulgence in sex).

So, the answer is (A).


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