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Odd Man Out

These brain teasers rely on your ability to recognize groups of common attributes. For each of these puzzles you'll need to figure out why the words or letters are grouped as they are. Sometimes you will be asked to pick the odd-one-out or to place a new word into the correct group.

 

Puzzle ID:#48641
Fun:** (2.04)
Difficulty:** (1.89)
Category:Group
Submitted By:Mathgeek007tca****!

 

 

 



Which one is the odd man out?

Empire
Elementary
Effort
Exit
Eggshell





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Comments

princess2007A*
Apr 20, 2011

Oh I thought it was elementary cuz that was the only one with more than two syllables. But this is much better.
Mathgeek007tca*
Apr 20, 2011

Em-Pi-Re

3 syllables too.
Robbie12345*
Apr 26, 2011

I got it right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Robbie12345*
Apr 26, 2011

em-pire, 2 syllables. Duh
Mathgeek007tca*
Apr 26, 2011

Most people pronounce it Em-Pi-Re.

Is Pire a one-syllabl;e word? Say it out loud. Pi-re.
Rahul
May 07, 2011

I figured it out another way..every word has at least two vowels except the last one..!
Mathgeek007tca*
May 07, 2011

Different vowels, you mean.

EggshEll.
dalfamnestAnz*
May 09, 2011

A very good concept, but I agree about the syllables - it spoiled for me, because I thought I had the (rather trivial) answer without going on to really think! Could I suggest you ask the Editor to allow a change - "Empirical" perhaps. [BTW the fact that people mispronounce 'empire' as 'empayah' and 'power' as 'pow-wah' does not make it correct!!]

A fun teaser nonetheless - thanks again!
dalfamnestAnz*
May 09, 2011

...now I've looked up "power" in an online syllable dictionary and it says 2 syllables ... maybe mispronouncing long enough DOES make it right!
Kinghal*au*
Jan 07, 2013

There is a second viable solution - elementary is an adjective and the others are all nouns. Avoid this problem by replacing ELEMENTARY with ELECTRICITY.



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