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One Letter of Separation 21

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

 

Puzzle ID:#46183
Fun:** (2.07)
Difficulty:*** (2.25)
Category:Language
Submitted By:cnmne*us*****

 

 

 



Each group of definitions describes three words that are spelled the same, except for one letter (each group describes a different set of words). Example: king, ring, wing. The length of the words in each group is provided.

1) gloss & to make dull or discolored & to add decorative or savory touches to something (7 letters)
2) a sour substance & dry or barren & among (4 letters)
3) to restrain from free action & to chew noisily & a device for holding or pressing parts together (5 letters)
4) to perform in a short time or a high speed & a reddish orange color & a trick or artifice (4 letters)


Answer

1) varnish, tarnish, garnish
2) acid, arid, amid
3) cramp, champ, clamp
4) rush, rust, ruse

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