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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:#49622
Fun:*** (2.29)
Difficulty:*** (2.1)
Category:Group
Submitted By:ThinksForFun*
Corrected By:ThinksForFun

 

 

 



Can you identify which one of the following words does not belong in the group?

dingo
gusto
limbo
lingo
mango
tango
cameo


Answer

mango

For all of the other words, if their trailing "o" is removed, then you are still left with another valid word i.e.:

dingo ==> ding
gusto ==> gust
limbo ==> limb
lingo ==> ling
tango ==> tang
cameo ==> came

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Comments

wolfpackw2*us*
Oct 08, 2012

I came up with Limbo for 2 reasons:

-- All others have a "G"
-- All others end in a valid 2 letter word
Nanny01
Oct 27, 2012

Gusto doesn't end with a "G" "O"
Quocalimar*
Nov 07, 2012

Gusto does however have a 'G' and end in a valid word. 'TO'
ThinksForFun*
Nov 08, 2012

wolfpackw2, your point is taken. I've submitted a correction for this teaser in order to address this. Thank you.
spikethru4*au*
Nov 29, 2012

'bo' is a valid two-letter word - albeit not a common one. It is slang for 'friend', apparently.
Wallflower*
Apr 10, 2017

I got the right answer for the wrong reason - I thought Mango was pluralized with -es while all the others just took S.
ThinksForFun*
Apr 10, 2017

Both "mangoes" and "mangos" are correct.

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