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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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#11 bonanova

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 06:43 PM

So far we have ...

[1] what is the longest English word that contains a single, unrepeated vowel? Strengths
[2] give 2 9-letter words that have 1 syllable. Strengths and [clue: S t r e _ _ _ _ _ ]
[3] give a word that has 5 consecutive vowels. [clue: Q _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ]
[4] give 2 words that have 5 consecutive consonants. Strengths, Angsts, and yet a third: [clue: W _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ] might find it in MA
[5] give a word that has 6 consecutive consonants. [clue: L _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ] they went out of use 100 yrs ago
[6] give 2 words that have the 6 vowels a e i o u y in alphabetical order Facetiously and A b s t e m i o u s l y freebie - that was tough
[7] give a word that has 6 occurrences of the same vowel. [clue: I n d i _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ]
[8] give a word that has three consecutive repeated letters. bookkeeper

2, 3, 4, 5, 7 remain.
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#12 Aaron Burr

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 02:58 PM

5) latchstrings
2) screeched, scrounged ???

Answer time

A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.
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#13 bonanova

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 10:37 PM

5) latchstrings
2) screeched, scrounged ???

Answer time <!-- s:D --><!-- s:D -->


Yup, those all work.

Here are the ones I had in mind:
[2] Stretched
[3] Queueing
[4] Witchcraft - that would be in Salem, MA
[5] Latchstring[s] - you got it
[7] Indivisibility

And ... for those who care .... abstemiously:
adverb: in a sparing manner; without overindulgence
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#14 ALFRED

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 09:40 PM

Yup, those all work.

Here are the ones I had in mind:
[2] Stretched
[3] Queueing
[4] Witchcraft - that would be in Salem, MA
[5] Latchstring[s] - you got it
[7] Indivisibility

And ... for those who care .... abstemiously:
adverb: in a sparing manner; without overindulgence



hey bona - do you think it's possible for a group of things to be decribed as having indivisibilities? for example, the nations of south america all share the same indivisibilities.
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Posted 21 March 2008 - 11:24 AM

7 indivisiblilities (has 7 i's)

8 woollen
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Posted 24 March 2008 - 02:43 PM

7 indivisiblilities (has 7 i's)

8 woollen


woolen only has one set of double letters, unless you misspell it woollen, which has 2, but you need 3
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Posted 25 March 2008 - 10:22 PM

For the record, onelook.com says...

Sorry, no dictionaries indexed in the selected category contain the word subbookkeeper.

the dictionary on my Mac 2nds this.
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 04:27 PM

What would you call an accountant on a submarine?

Nah!

hhhhhhha B)) :) <_< :D :o
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#19 Chris

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 10:07 AM

give 2 words that have the 6 vowels a e i o u y in alphabetical order


There are only 5 vowels as well
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Posted 06 April 2008 - 11:17 AM

There are only 5 vowels as well


I think he added Y because it's "the vowel that isn't", so to speak. It is often used in place of vowels, in words such as gypsy, tyne (the river) etc.
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