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Set VI of Three words - Contronyms established the Minneapolis chapter of Insomniac Puzzle Solvers Anonymous.

But it was published too late in the day to create the Indian chapter of ISPA.

Not so nice this time.

In a command Encore performance, Three Words VII - Wondrously Wandering Words

explores the changing meaning of words over the passage of time.

And it's appearing now, late afternoon EDT, to permit full duelling privileges

for Nikyma and Nayana - and anyone else who thinks they can keep up with them.

These words have changed - some of them far beyond modern recognition.

To excel at this set may mean to admit to a prehistoric birthdate, or more probably wisdom beyond one's years.

It's all meant for fun, so sharpen your pencils, log on to onelook.com and have at it!

The first word is the archaic meaning.

The third word may be a heteronym of the modern meaning. ;)*wicked evil grin*

Great work! - It's finished.

[1] food _ _ _ _ gist - onetruth, Nikyma

[2] corn _ _ _ _ _ durum - largeneal, Nikyma

[3] corn _ _ _ _ _ cereal - largeneal

[4] rude _ _ _ _ _ _ elementary - onetruth, Nikyma

[5] ghost _ _ _ _ _ _ moxie - Nikyma

[6] sunny _ _ _ queer - onetruth, Nikyma

[7] leave _ _ _ _ forfeit - Nayana

[8] tinct _ _ _ _ _ tinge - Nayana

[9] clown _ _ _ _ _ _ _ muzhik, boor - onetruth

[10] silly _ _ _ _ _ _ _ futile - Nikyma

[11] brats _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ brood - Nikyma

[12] buxom _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ compliant - Gretty, Nikyma

[13] slave _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ instructor - Nayana

[14] allege _ _ _ _ _ establish - Nayana, onetruth

[15] tablet _ _ _ _ _ defer - Nikyma

[16] bowels _ _ _ _ _ essence - Nayana

[17] jaunty _ _ _ _ _ stately - Nikyma

[18] perish _ _ _ _ _ _ deprive - KarenClark

[19] purview _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ commerce - Nikyma

[20] servant _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ premier - Nikyma

[21] foolish _ _ _ _ cherished - Nayana

[22] foolish _ _ _ _ pleasant - Nikyma

[23] charity _ _ _ _ devotion - Nayana

[24] naughty _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ throw-away - Nikyma

[25] schemer _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ campaigner - onetruth

[26] patriot _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ sexist - Nikyma

[27] painting _ _ _ _ _ _ _ visual representation - Nayana

[28] Holy Day _ _ _ _ _ _ _ vacation day - Nayana

[29] entirely _ _ _ _ _ _ only - Nikyma

[30] trickery _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ cachet - Nikyma

[31] blasting _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ intoxicating - Nikyma

[32] secretary _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Selectric - Nayana, onetruth

[33] wholesome _ _ _ _ _ _ _ robust - Nayana, onetruth

[34] comprehend _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ beat - Nikyma

[35] discerning _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ bigoted - onetruth

[36] counterfeit _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ image - Nikyma

[37] fable-based _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ incredible - Nayana

[38] female spinner _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ old maid - Gretty

[1] food MEAT gist

[2] corn WHEAT durum

[3] corn GRAIN cereal

[4] rude SIMPLE elementary

[5] ghost SPIRIT moxie

[6] sunny GAY queer

[7] leave LOSE forfeit

[8] tinct COLOR tinge

[9] clown PEASANT muzhik, boor

[10] silly USELESS futile

[11] brats CHILDREN brood

[12] buxom YIELDING compliant

[13] slave PEDAGOGUE instructor

[14] allege PROVE establish

[15] tablet TABLE defer

[16] bowels HEART essence

[17] jaunty NOBLE stately

[18] perish STARVE deprive

[19] purview BUSINESS commerce

[20] servant MINISTER premier

[21] foolish FOND cherished

[22] foolish NICE pleasant

[23] charity LOVE devotion

[24] naughty WORTHLESS throw-away

[25] schemer POLITICIAN campaigner

[26] patriot CHAUVINIST sexist

[27] painting PICTURE visual representation

[28] Holy Day HOLIDAY vacation day

[29] entirely MERELY only

[30] trickery PRESTIGE cache

[31] blasting POISONING intoxicating

[32] secretary TYPEWRITER Selectric

[33] wholesome HEALTHY robust

[34] comprehend OVERCOME beat

[35] discerning DISCRIMINATING bigoted

[36] counterfeit LIKENESS image

[37] fable-based FABULOUS incredible

[38] female spinner SPINSTER old maid

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