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Best Answer bonanova, 14 March 2013 - 04:17 PM

So, bonanova, isn't this thing solved yet?

You have got

1) senescence
2) strengths OR Stretched

3) queueing
4) angsts OR Witchcraft

5) Latchstring
6) facetiously

7) Indivisibility
8) bookkeeper

Well, but senescence is wrong answer, i can't find angsts in dictionary(there's only angst),and latchstring is actually latch-string

hmm.........

 

I think it's solved. Each of these were mentioned on one post or another:

  1. strengths
  2. strengths, stretched
  3. queueing
  4. [angsts] witchcraft lengths strengths
  5. latchstring [hyphen is optional]
  6. facetiously abstemiously
  7. indivisibility [indivisibilities if you want to show off - it has7 occurrences of i]
  8. bookkeeper
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#1 bonanova

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 08:06 AM

Again, brain teasers of sorts ...

[1] what is the longest English word that contains a single, unrepeated vowel?
[2] give 2 9-letter words that have 1 syllable.
[3] give a word that has 5 consecutive vowels.
[4] give 2 words that have 5 consecutive consonants.
[5] give a word that has 6 consecutive consonants
[6] give 2 words that have the 6 vowels a e i o u y in alphabetical order
[7] give a word that has 6 occurrences of the same vowel.

and finally, the one you were waiting for cuz everyone knows it ...

[8] give a word that has three consecutive repeated letters.

answers appended this weekend.

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#2 Aaron Burr

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 02:17 AM

1) senescene
2) strengths
4) angsts
6) facetiously
8 bookkeeper


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#3 bonanova

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 02:34 AM

1) senescene

The "e" is repeated. Try your answer to [2] - both have 9 letters.

2) strengths

Yup, a really weird word.

4) angsts

That's one, and you gave the other in [2].

6) facetiously

That's one; another, anyone?

8 bookkeeper

Everyone's fav.

Good work. [3], [5] and [7] remain.
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 09:37 PM

Nope.

Number 8 is actually:

subbookkeeper
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Posted 08 September 2007 - 01:32 AM

Nope.

Number 8 is actually:

subbookkeeper


No, that would be four consecutive letters in a row- and I'd hardly agree that subbookkeeper is a word.
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Posted 08 September 2007 - 02:47 AM

oh i thought it was the MOST in a row... and actually it IS a word
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Posted 08 September 2007 - 03:04 AM

For the record, onelook.com says...

Sorry, no dictionaries indexed in the selected category contain the word subbookkeeper.
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Posted 08 September 2007 - 03:08 AM

and actually it IS a word


You're basing this on what?
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Posted 08 September 2007 - 09:00 AM

Even if "subbookkeeper" were a word, which I am most sure it is not a word of common English usage, it would be hyphenated as
sub-bookkeeper to be grammatically correct.
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Posted 08 September 2007 - 06:02 PM

What would you call an accountant on a submarine?

Nah!
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