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The question below consists of a pair of related words followed by four pairs of words. Select the pair that best expresses the relation in the original pair.

Unemployed : Worker

  1. fallow : land
  2. unaware : sleeper
  3. wit : jester
  4. renovated : house
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Answer (A) Fallow: Land

Fallow is land that is uncultivated

Unemployed is a worker without a job

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Q. Unemployed (doesn't have a job to work)  ---> Worker (worker always works, and mostly has a job) --> implies somewhat opposite relationship.

(A) Fallow (uncultivated land to improve fertility of it) ---> Land (is usually cultivated) 

(B) Unaware ---> Sleeper (someone who sleeps is always unaware)

(C) Wit (a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter) ---> Jester (A clown, joker)

(D) Renovated (Make brighter or prettier or better) ---> House (!)

Here only (A) shows somewhat opposite relationship, and hence is the answer.


@toxicdesire Why not B? "unaware" also has a negative sense, like unemployed and fallow.


It would be negative and correct, if it were Aware ---> Sleeper. 

It isn't. 

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Analogy :
A worker who is unemployed is unproductive just as a land which is fallow is unproductive
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