For each of the following questions select the answer pair that expresses a relationship most similar to that expressed in the capitalised pair.
STYGIAN: DARK : :
A. Abysmal : Low
B. Cogent: Contentious
C. Fortuitous : Accidental
D. Cataclysmic : Doomed
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Correct Answer : C.
The meanings of the words are as follows: Stygian: dark or gloomy; infernal; hellish Fortuitous: happening or produced by chance; accidental Stygian means dark; therefore, their relationship is synonymous. Abysmal means immeasurably deep, which is different from low. The only other synonymous pair is fortuitous and accidental.