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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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#31 AAAsn888s

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 05:50 PM

For number 4 and yet a 4th -
Spoiler for no?

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#32 giftedriddles354

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 09:43 PM

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


Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.

actually
#1 cant be senescene because it has to have a single non repeated vowel
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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:15 PM

6) adventitiously
7) indivisibility, following the last hint, or indivisibilities which has 7

Edited by Catpie, 27 May 2009 - 09:20 PM.

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#34 Warhead100

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 01:16 AM

#8 -Tallahassee if you want to count it as a word.
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Posted 05 August 2009 - 05:57 PM

There is one word of which I know which contains the vowels a, e, i, o and u once each only, but in reverse alphabetical order. What is more I have actually seen the word used in The Times.
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#36 bonanova

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 08:07 AM

There is one word of which I know which contains the vowels a, e, i, o and u once each only, but in reverse alphabetical order. What is more I have actually seen the word used in The Times.

Spoiler for here are a few of those (reverse vowel order)



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#37 jerbil

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 02:50 PM


Spoiler for here are a few of those (reverse vowel order)





That really is an impressive list. Many thanks.
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#38 Quantum.Mechanic

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 05:40 PM

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.


What does grammar have to do with it? Whether it's hyphenated or not doesn't change the meaning. Hyphenation would simply allow quicker identification, and avoid confusion with similar words where sub- was not a prefix. (Examples?)

And if it needs to be hyphenated, you could make a case that bookkeeper should be "book-keeper" or even "book keeper" (ignoring the common usage card).
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#39 Quantum.Mechanic

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 05:44 PM

I think the rule for counting "y" as a vowel is that it makes the sound of a vowel, and it adds a syllable to the word.
rhyth·mics has two syllables, and the first syllable is formed by the sound of the y.


Rhythm has 2 syllables, so is 'm' a vowel too? :)
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#40 sajid742

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 05:17 PM

[quote name='bonanova' date='06 September 2007 - 01:06 PM' timestamp='1189062372' post='4465']
Again, brain teasers of sorts ...


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