What is an analogy for any of these: Intercept, Condoling, Presumptuous, Apathy, and Foreshadowing?Please explain the analogy in terms of "something is to something like something else is to...

What is an analogy for any of these: Intercept, Condoling, Presumptuous, Apathy, and Foreshadowing?

Please explain the analogy in terms of "something is to something like something else is to something else"  (__:__::__:__).

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William Delaney | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I think you must be looking for synonyms for the words you list in your question.

Intercept: block

Condoling: comforting

Presumptuous: audacious

Apathy: emotionlessness

Foreshadowing: hint

It is very hard to think of single words that can be substituted for the five words you have selected. A good dictionary will provide much better understanding of the shades of meaning such words can have in different contexts. You might consider posting a separate question for each word, since eNotes only permits editors to answer one question per posting. "Foreshadowing" is a word that could be discussed at considerable length, particularly in a story like "The Monkey's Paw" which foreshadows so many things, including miracles, good fortune, tragedy, sorrow, regret, and horror. W. W. Jacobs is a fine writer and possesses a rich vocabulary. You might have also asked for examples or quotations to illustrate the words you selected.

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