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Improper Prefixes 10

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Puzzle ID:#44835
Fun:** (1.93)
Difficulty:** (2.03)
Category:Language
Submitted By:cnmne*us*****
Corrected By:cnmne

 

 

 



The following definitions are for words that appear to have prefixes that lead to those improper definitions. The pronunciation for the "incorrect definition" may be different ("co ward" instead of "coward"). Example: to put something back together before it is broken = prefix (pre fix).

1) a relative of a hand
2) to take care of something before it is necessary
3) to rent again
4) a building with two stores


Answer

1) manikin (mani kin)
2) pretend (pre tend)
3) release (re lease)
4) bishop (bi shop)

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Comments

Nicky101Aus*
Jul 12, 2009

I really enjoyed this one! A couple of things, though: Is mani- really a prefix? It could very well be, but I'm not sure. And the description for the one with "pretend" was a little confusing. The part about being "necessary" threw me off a little.

But overall, very fun and original!

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