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Matched Pairs

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:#17236
Fun:*** (2.78)
Difficulty:*** (2.76)
Category:Group
Submitted By:cnmne*us*****

 

 

 



Each word in Group A can be paired with a unique word in Group B. What are the pairings? Why?

Group A:
apropos, doughy, gingham, mica, rebuff, scarab, squall, ukulele

Group B:
aloft, amateur, bituminous, enables, melody, phantasm, steroid, summary


Answer

The words are paired such that when the two words are put together (Group A prefixing Group B), the name of a mammal will be found.

aprOPOS SUMmary - opossum
dougHY ENAbles - hyena
gingHAM STERoid - hamster
miCA MELody - camel
reBUFF ALOft - buffalo
scaRAB BITuminous - rabbit
squaLL AMAteur - llama
ukulELE PHANTasm - elephant

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