Prefix ProblemsThese 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 words can be split into two groups of three words each. Can you find out what these groups are and why?
distasteful, untoward, mistake, dismember, misrepresent, untidy
AnswerThe groups are as follows -
In this group, removing the prefix of the word gives the exact opposite of that word. Thus,
distasteful - tasteful
misrepresent - represent
untidy - tidy
When the prefix of these words are removed, they are not opposites of the original words.
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