Match GameThese brain teasers rely on your ability to recognize groups of common attributes. For each of these puzzles you'll need to figure out why the words or letters are grouped as they are. Sometimes you will be asked to pick the odd-one-out or to place a new word into the correct group.
The following 16 words can be divided into 8 groups of 2 words. The words in each pair will share a similar characteristic. What are the pairings? Why?
acupuncture, advantage, allegory, brainchild, charming, disturbance, escapade, escargot, facsimiles, hibiscus, monetary, paternity, plasterboard, prosecute, speckled, weightlifter
AnswerEach word contains an embedded word. Each pairing contains embedded words that are related to each other.
acupuncture & speckled > volumes > aCUPuncture & sPECKled > cup & peck
advantage & escargot > vehicles > adVANtage & esCARgot > van & car
allegory & charming > body limbs > alLEGory & chARMing > leg & arm
brainchild & facsimiles > distances > braINCHild & facsiMILEs > inch & mile
disturbance & escapade > headwear > disTURBANce & esCAPade > turban & cap
hibiscus & paternity > birds > hIBIScus & paTERNity > ibis & tern
monetary & weightlifter > numbers > mONEtary & wEIGHTlifter > one & eight
plasterboard & prosecute > flowers > plASTERboard & pROSEcute > aster & rose
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