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Delete a Letter 19

Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.


Puzzle ID:#50108
Fun:*** (2.69)
Difficulty:** (1.63)
Submitted By:cnmne*us*****
Corrected By:cnmne




Each pair of definitions is for two words, where the second word is the first word with a letter deleted (example: brand & band). The length of the first word in each pair is provided, along with the position of the deleted letter to obtain the second word.

1) distinctive elegance or style (5 letters) & (delete 1st letter) any place of refuge or for hiding
2) to govern (4 letters) & (delete 3rd letter) to feel remorse
3) earliest (5 letters) & (delete 3rd letter) a clenched hand
4) a usually sweet course served at the end of a meal (7 letters) & (delete 3rd letter) to abandon

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