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Whose Side Am I On?

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


Puzzle ID:#26211
Fun:*** (2.9)
Difficulty:*** (2.92)
Submitted By:norcekrius****
Corrected By:cnmne




Now that Forrie Agincourt has turned 13, he's at loggerheads with his parents on a weekly basis, but his relationship with Auntie Jenn is everything a mentally active new teen could want. Over Labour Day weekend, the two of them scoured the dictionary for another list of apparent antonyms with which he could confound his progenitors. Each pair of definitions below involves two words that are spelled the same ... except that the first start with "pro" and the second starts with "con". Although Forrie wasn't as polite when he challenged his parents with this second list, they still gave it a try. Prospera got 4 words, and Connor got 3. How many can you get?

1. a stately parade -- a grant
2. plentiful -- befuddle
3. faculty member -- clerical role
4. an incitement -- a gathering
5. earliest form -- 1,000 escudos
6. formal catalogue -- summary
7. turn a hand palm down -- analogous

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Oct 04, 2005

Oct 04, 2005

Good one norcekri. Made my brain wake up with a fun teaser. Keep them coming.
Oct 04, 2005

great job
Oct 05, 2005

i didnt get it.
Oct 06, 2005

Very, Very well done, didn't get it all though,maybe next time..keep them coming
Oct 18, 2005

This was a tough one! Good Job
Oct 19, 2005

It was a good teaser, even though I didn't get it.
Jul 25, 2006

Fun! Fun! Fun!
Oct 27, 2011

All I can say is, "Not easy." Well done.
Oct 28, 2011

Thanks for the feedback. I aim for being accessible (generally understood), while the solution is both entertaining and non-trivial.

I do have several teasers under language; I hope you find them comparably worthwhile.

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