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Mispronounced Prefixes

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

 

Puzzle ID:#15746
Fun:*** (2.77)
Difficulty:*** (3)
Category:Language
Submitted By:snaps*au****

 

 

 



The answers to each of the clues below are words that could have an alternate definition if the words were read incorrectly. For example, if the word "coward" was incorrectly read as having "co-" as a prefix to the word "ward," its definition could be "to jointly parry or keep something away." Can you figure out the mispronounced prefixes that could have the definitions given below?

1. a small, 3-chambered vessel for holding medicines
2. the stride that comes before running with long, smooth bounds
3. to unite together again for a special purpose
4. two buildings or rooms used for the retail sale of goods
5. a particle of matter that is not an electrically charged atom or group of atoms
6. to commit a transgression against God again




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Comments

tissueAus*
Dec 13, 2003

Amazing teaser!
just_moi**
Dec 13, 2003

this is AWESOME snaps! one of the best teasers Ive seen
jimbo*au*
Dec 23, 2003

Fantastic!
(user deleted)
Jan 05, 2004

Excellent 3.0/3.0 teaser
cbmorris901**
Jan 10, 2004

good one, too hard for me
craniacAus*
Sep 19, 2007

very clever, but too hard for me, especially at 2 in the morning -- enjoyed it, though
emu77alu02us*
Sep 19, 2007

I didn't understand the directions until I saw the answers, but I probably wouldn't have gotten them right anyway-- esp. this early in the morning. Great teaser though.
ThelA*
Sep 19, 2007

Thank you for a great teaser!
jimbooth019A*
Sep 19, 2007

I didn't get any of them. Maybe you should've given definition of both words.
roseonmynose
Sep 19, 2007

great quiz i didnt get any but it was very unique
builderus*
Sep 19, 2007

wow, your brain must work in a very unique way snaps gt
feste*
Sep 19, 2007

I got one right, which I feel is quite an accomplishment.
katjojoAus*
Sep 19, 2007

I totally don't get this one. Even after reading the answers. Maybe is's just me??
bradon182001*us*
Sep 19, 2007

I figured out most of them, not all but most. Took a lot of thought but once I got the hang of it they seemed to come easier.Great language teaser.
moriarty94Aae*
Sep 19, 2007

Great teaser Got four but kept wanting prelope to be a word.
mer4Aus*
Sep 19, 2007

yea i didnt get it at all. but if i did then i guess it would be a great quiz.
doeheadAus*
Sep 19, 2007

Confusing, but Exciting and after some deep brain work it was not that hard.
raejgAus*
Sep 19, 2007

I got the last one.
Great quiz.
tommysmo*
Sep 19, 2007

I didn't get any of them.
luckypuppy*us*
Sep 19, 2007

LOVE IT
FatHeadAus*
Sep 19, 2007

I only got one (barely), but I liked it! And I almost missed it because I didn't think to write it down.
hradilv**
Sep 19, 2007

Pretty difficult - but great teaser! Thanks!
mosca*us*
Sep 19, 2007

Really a very innovative teaser! I didn't get any of them!
But still a great teaser!
2ndhandroseca*
Sep 19, 2007

Don't understand Puttumup's
comment at all.
This was a great Teaser
I only figured out No. 5 and was
lose on Antelope. Got the lope
part. Maybe if I had more
time I could have got one more

A very good brain excerside 4 Me.
2ndhandroseca*
Sep 19, 2007

Sorry can't type today.
I meant Close to antelope.
& I think excerside is typed incorrectly.
Need Tea. Great Teaser !!
Keep em coming.! Rose
locutus13dsus*
Sep 19, 2007

Great teaser for brains! Not mine..Too hard.
princessptAus*
Sep 19, 2007

wow that teaser really made me think for a minute, but it was well done!
crazylady2Aus*
Sep 19, 2007

I just wish I could have gotten more than no. 6 right. Too hard for me but it's nice to know I'm not alone on this one! Very cool quiz!!
zaya*
Sep 19, 2007

huh? Didn't understand this at all.
GrandmaB*
Sep 19, 2007

This was a great workout! Thanks!

Only got numbers 4 and 6, but came up with some new words for the English language...prelope, remarry, nonneutron!

scallioAus*
Sep 19, 2007

I too missed antelope...
I also got # 3 wrong: REBOUND. Wondered why you hadn't put the clue in past tense! Instead it was me with the wrong word!

Great teaser!
UptheHillA**
Sep 19, 2007

Mongo doesnt understand!!
crystal2040379us*
Sep 19, 2007

good
nikitafullmoonAca*
Sep 19, 2007

Great teaser! Needs a hint section though...Give us the first letters or the "root" with out the "prefix", maybe?
jabdrAus*
Sep 19, 2007

This was a tuffy I got #6 by accident Would love to try another one. Sooo clever
composer*
Sep 19, 2007

Wickedly clever!
Any more?
AuthenticallyMe*
Sep 19, 2007

OMG! This was a COOL teaser! I loved it!

The ONE thing I didn't like about this teaser was the instructions...they weren't clear enough for me. I only understood what you were looking for once I saw the answers.
That's when I liked how you set up the teaser. It is one of a kind, original, AUTHENTIC , etc! I look forward to more teasers like this one, because I know I will be able to try the teasers next time!
mondayschild59Aus**
Sep 19, 2007

I didn't get it at first, but after frying my brain I finally got them.
Wonderful teaser.

Monday~



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