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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:#20703
Fun:*** (2.46)
Difficulty:*** (2.5)
Submitted By:froghop833****




This list just doesn't add up. One of the words doesn't belong. Which is it, and why?



Agenda doesn't belong. All of the other words have math-related words inside of them: hapPIness, geneRATIOn, glADDened, MEANingful

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Jan 29, 2005

All the rest of them also have a suffix.
Jan 29, 2005

also, each of the other words are nine and ten letters long. and the suffix thing. but still 1 of my favorites!
Jan 29, 2005

This should really be in trick, since the most obvious answer would be gladdened, which is a verb..
Jan 30, 2005

i would never get that..
Feb 08, 2005

agenda doesn't belong even if you do not have any math words
inside those other words!
Feb 11, 2005

That was hard, I didn't know gladdened was even a word.
Feb 22, 2005

Cool teaser... I like it
Feb 28, 2005

That was a good teaser, because I wasn't thinking about the fact that the words had math terms in them. That was pretty good.
Mar 12, 2005

i hate math
Apr 04, 2005

I got the right answer but not in the manner in which it was supposed to be! Two words had nine letters and two had ten letters which left the fifth (correct answer word) as odd man out... So, am I right or wrong?! Correct answer - wrong reason!!!
May 07, 2005

I didn't think of it in a mathematical way. Agenda is the only word that starts and ends in the same letter. AgendA.
May 27, 2005

I'll add my more general observation to the stack: even with the title, there aren't enough examples here for a solver to discriminate your intended answer from other valid answers. In emotional terms, there's no "Aha!" epiphany that tells me I have the correct solution.

I don't the the "only verb" answer is good enough, because the other words don't share a part of speech or general class that would partition them from the verb/adjective. I settled on "agenda" because of its brevity and lack of suffix.

Given all the math-related terms in existence, I'd like to see more examples in this, including some that eliminate other "correct" answers.
Aug 27, 2005

I got to the same answer thinking more in the terms of psychology, but don't mind me, i'm just a delusional wanna-be Great teaser, keep up the good job

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