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"Country" is to "national" as "city" is to…

A city, viewed as a governmental and political entity, is called a municipality (see Merriam-Webster), with corresponding adjective municipal and adverb municipally. For example, we often speak of "...
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Adjective that means "snake-like"

Serpentine is the snake equivalent of bovine. of or resembling a serpent (as in form or movement) Source: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/serpentine Serpent - synonym of snake ...
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"President" is to "presidential" as "moderator" is to what?

It's moderatorial, but consider the usage note. Moderatorial (Chiefly Christian Church) adjective Of, relating to, or characteristic of a moderator or chairman. - ODO Here are some usage ...
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"Finance" is to "financial" as "trade" is to what?

One word is mercantile: Related to trade [ODO]
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Puzzling verbal analogy

With 'stem' I assume they mean word stem: silkworm and honeybee. Personally I'd prefer D on the basis that the silk is to protect the silkworms young in the way an egg protects the growing chicken, ...
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"Country" is to "national" as "city" is to…

"municipal" is the word you're looking for. Elections are held nationally every four years, and municipally every two years. municipal (adj) "of or relating to the government of a city or town"...
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"Country" is to "compatriot" as "species" is to what?

The word is conspecific. It is used both as an adjective and a noun*; and you can use as a noun in your example. Two or more individual organisms, populations, or taxa are conspecific if they belong ...
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"Sometimes", "oftentimes" — is there a -times word for "very rarely"?

Is there a -times word for rarely? Geoffery Chaucer certainly thought so when in The Clerk’s Tale he whilom wrote: To that I nevere erst thoughte, streyne me. I me rejoysed of my liberte, ...
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"President" is to "presidential" as "moderator" is to what?

It's not a logical pair, but neutral or its synonym impartial fit nicely in your sentence. http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/de/definition/englisch/neutral Presidential is what you expect from a ...
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Adjective that means "snake-like"

Phrontistery has a list of suitable words: ophic of, like or pertaining to serpents ophidian of or like a snake ophiomormous snakelike ophiomorphic shaped like a snake OED has ...
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"Country" is to "national" as "city" is to…

My preference would be for "locally"?
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"President" is to "presidential" as "moderator" is to what?

Why not "moderate"? (I mean the adjective, not the verb.) It doesn't precisely fit the analogy, in the sense that "moderate" does not mean, "like a moderator". On the other hand, it completes the ...
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Adjective that means "snake-like"

A word derived from the Latin for snake, anguis, is anguiform. Having the shape of a serpent or snake; snake-shaped. [OED] A word which resembles bovine is anguine. Of or resembling a snake or ...
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"Finance" is to "financial" as "trade" is to what?

Trade -> Trading trading company, trading post, insider trading, trading partner, trading port, trading account
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Who's synonymous with lack of choice?

Lack of a real option is called "Hobson's choice", and is supposedly named after a real person, Thomas Hobson. The term "Hobson's choice" originated in the mid-seventeenth century, after Hobson's ...
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Puzzling verbal analogy

Perhaps it is because silk is a product of the worm, honey is the product of a bee, but an egg is in a different category. In one sense, eggs are the products of chickens. In another sense, eggs when ...
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Puzzling verbal analogy

Typically analogies are looking for the answer that is both correct and is most closely related to the stem (which is the set of two words you are given between which you're to find the relationship). ...
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The difference between an analogy and a metaphor?

A metaphor is an implicit simile, while analogy is an explicit one. Put differently, a metaphor is literally false, while an analogy is literally true. Metaphors need a bit more imagination to ...
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Adjective that means "snake-like"

My humble Pocket Oxford Dictionary says simply: snaky. If you want to describe someone in a negative way, perhaps treacherous would do the trick.
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"Country" is to "compatriot" as "species" is to what?

I would use the word specimen. Google defines specimen as: an individual animal, plant, piece of a mineral, etc., used as an example of its species or type for scientific study or display. Your ...
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Opposite of "the league of extraordinary gentlemen"?

A suitable phrase might be rogues' gallery, originally a set of photographs of convicted and alleged criminals, now used to describe a group of ne'er-do-wells or villians. Examples: 1, 2
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Adjective that means "snake-like"

Reptilian wasn't mentioned. Serpentine is good but doesn't have the negative connotation.
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Gigolo is to man as what is to woman?

What about an Escort ? Female “companions” come in all shapes, sizes and prices. However, the ones we hear about the most are the high class escorts who make an incredible living being the ...
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Looking for the media equivalent of "televised"

For a one-word equivalent that's broader in scope than televised, I would try covered. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/coverage
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"President" is to "presidential" as "moderator" is to what?

The difficulty in this case is that the word "moderator" describes a person based on what they are doing, whereas the word "president" is used strictly as a role title. You can say "Elena moderated ...
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"President" is to "presidential" as "moderator" is to what?

Lawrence's suggestion of moderatorial answers the fundamental question, but I'd like to suggest a more general approach: be more specific about the moderator's behavior. I can gather that ...
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Puzzling verbal analogy

To answer your aside, "stem" is a technical term used by test writers for the part of a question that precedes the options. A multiple choice item consists of a problem, known as the stem, and a ...
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Is this an analogy or metaphor or what?

The literary device used is called: 1) zoomorphism, giving animal characteristics to something that is not an animal. Alternatively, it could be called 2) personification as well, if you consider ...
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