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#1 2008-05-25 00:30:11

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English language puzzles

#1. Find the word with the same vowel occuring five times in it.

#2. Name any four words which end in 'dous'.

#3. Find the 15 letter word which can be spelled without repeating a letter.

#4. Find a word starting with 'und' and ending in 'und'

#5. Can you think of a word that contains all the vowels?

The name of a country is hidden in each of the two sentences given below. Find the names of the countries.

#6. Each advertisement is thoroughly scrutinised before being telecast.

#7. A rough analysis showed that the sales target was attainable.

Rearrange the letters to get the names of two animals:

#8.THENLEAP

#9.REDOPAL


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#2 2008-05-25 00:43:46

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Re: English language puzzles

1. Bananarama ... ?


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#3 2008-05-25 01:17:40

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Re: English language puzzles

Last edited by JohnnyReinB (2008-05-25 01:18:49)


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#4 2008-05-25 01:22:50

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#5 2008-05-26 00:25:40

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Re: English language puzzles

MathsIsFun wrote:

1. Bananarama ... ?

Isn't that a noun?

Answers #1 to #9:-
Well done, JaneFairfax and JohnnyReinB! All the answers are correct!
To JohnnyReinB:

10. What is 'gerrymandering'?

11. Who is a misanthrope?

12. What is regicide?

13. What is fear of the number 13 called?

14. What does i.e. (Latin) stand for?

15. What is 'deja vu'?


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#6 2008-05-26 00:40:05

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#7 2008-05-26 00:46:45

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Re: English language puzzles

Answers to #11, #12, #14, and #15:-
All correct, JaneFairfax! Very well done!!!

#16. Who is an 'iconoclast'?

#17. What does RSVP (French) stand for?

#18. What does the word 'rendezvous' mean?


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#8 2008-05-26 00:54:42

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#9 2008-05-26 01:07:35

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Answers to #16, #17, and #18:
All correct, JaneFairfax! Very good!

#19. What is a 'gerund'?

#20. What is a 'sonnet'?

#21. The word 'catamaran' has its origin in a word in which language?

#22. What is the origin of the word 'goodbye'?

#23. What does the word 'diurnal' mean?


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#10 2008-05-26 13:42:52

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#11 2008-05-26 17:35:11

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Answers to #19, #20, #21, and #23:

Excellent, JaneFairfax! All the answers are correct!

#24. What is an 'oxymoron'?

#25. Which word in English language has two meanings, which are opposite to each other?

#26. What is the origin of the word 'juggernaut'?

#27. What does the word 'harakiri' mean?

#28. What is 'megalomania'?


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#12 2008-05-26 22:14:02

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"There is not a difference between an in-law and an outlaw, except maybe that an outlaw is wanted" wink

Nisi Quam Primum, Nequequam

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#13 2008-05-26 23:37:20

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Re: English language puzzles

Answers to #24, #25, and #28:
All correct, JohnnyReinB! Excellent!

#29. What is 'anthology'?

#30. What does the phrase 'inter alia' mean?


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#14 2008-05-27 01:22:05

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#15 2008-05-27 02:23:04

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Answers to #27, #29, and #30:
Very well done, JaneFairfax! You got it all right!

#31. What does Laissez faire (French) mean?

#32. What does ibidem (Latin) mean?

#33. What does Obiter dictum (Latin) mean?

#34. List all the parts of speech.

#35. Who was the first lexicographer in English language?


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#16 2008-05-27 02:59:52

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#17 2008-05-27 03:11:24

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Answers to #31. and #35:
Both correct, JaneFairfax! Very well done!

#36. What does the word 'pedagogy' mean?

#37. What is schizophrenia?


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#18 2008-05-27 19:25:02

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#38. What does the word 'aplomb' mean?

#39. Who is an 'ambidextrous' person?

#40. What does the adjective 'adroit' mean?


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#19 2008-05-27 20:01:11

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Re: English language puzzles

#41. What does the word 'macabre' mean?

#42. What is 'calisthenics'?

#43. What is bonsai? Which language does the word owe its origin to?


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#20 2008-05-27 21:50:12

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Last edited by JohnnyReinB (2008-05-27 21:51:05)


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#21 2008-05-27 23:00:36

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Re: English language puzzles

Answers to #34, #39, and #43:
All correct, JohnnyReinB! Very well done!



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#22 2008-05-28 22:11:17

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Re: English language puzzles

#44. What are onomatopoeic words?

#45. What is a sentence which contains all the alphabets called?

#46. The name of this language is a palindrome. Which language is being referred to?


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#23 2008-05-28 22:35:34

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Re: English language puzzles



Last edited by JohnnyReinB (2008-05-28 22:38:32)


"There is not a difference between an in-law and an outlaw, except maybe that an outlaw is wanted" wink

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#24 2008-05-28 22:45:01

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“Tatar” does not spell the same backwards as forwards. shame

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#25 2008-05-28 22:46:36

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Re: English language puzzles

Answers to #44, #45, and #46:
#44 and #45 are correct, JohnnyReinB! Very good!


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