Delete a Letter 39Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.
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) to court favor in a flattering manner (4 letters) & (delete 3rd letter) a device for winnowing grain
2) to lift or raise (5 letters) & (delete 3rd letter) to receive or entertain guests
3) to place into action (6 letters) & (delete 3rd letter) lacking the power to move
4) an act of violence or brutality (7 letters) & (delete 4th letter) a failure or interruption in use or functioning
Answer1) fawn & fan
2) hoist & host
3) insert & inert
4) outrage & outage
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