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Saturday Stumper #1

A weekend challenge for your entertainment: find two words that end in each of the letter sequences below.
The length of each word is indicated
Proper nouns (names, place names etc), not included
Quiz by kiwirage
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Last updated: November 21, 2016
First submittedNovember 5, 2016
Times taken9,688
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Word Ending
#
Answer
ngry
5
Angry
6
Hungry
oice
5
Voice
6
Choice
igy
6
Effigy
7
Prodigy
ntler
6
Antler
7
Gentler
Word Ending
#
Answer
ovel
6
Shovel
6
Grovel
rob
5
Carob
5
Throb
bbit
6
Rabbit
6
Hobbit
nesty
7
Amnesty
7
Honesty
Word Ending
#
Answer
riad
5
Triad
6
Myriad
rub
5
Scrub
5
Shrub
egy
5
Elegy
8
Strategy
sody
7
Prosody
8
Rhapsody
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level ∞
Nov 5, 2016
Tough but fair. Great quiz!
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level 62
Nov 5, 2016
Thanks!
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level 72
Nov 12, 2016
I nominate this one for a star :) (got 20; though prosody is such a factitious-sounding word I'll make a point of not knowing what it means)
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level 66
Nov 26, 2016
It's the study of intonation in phonetics.
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level 74
Sep 29, 2018
So is factitious itself, but then again that's the whole point.
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level 73
Jul 3, 2019
Doesn't factitious mean artificial as opposed to natural? Surely that applies to all words...
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level 62
Aug 28, 2019
Come on guys, now besides the other new words I have to look up factitious aswell ! (Apparently artifically constructed. And no I wouldn't say that applies to all words, a lot formed naturally. When you have to make up a new word for a new item, maybe, but a lot of words associated are things things like fraudulent false, counterfeit. So more made-up, instead created which you could say all words are)
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level 78
Nov 5, 2016
Great quiz. I got them all and you can't imagine how smart I feel right now. Thanks for giving me a perfect weekend.
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level 63
Nov 12, 2016
Why not eligible for points?!
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level ∞
Nov 19, 2016
Featured by popular demand!
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level 71
Nov 22, 2016
Woot! Thanks for promoting it, Quizmaster. And kiwirage: awesome job!
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level 64
Nov 12, 2016
Ribbit is also a 6-letter word that ends in bbit.
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level 64
Nov 12, 2016
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ribbit
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level 62
Nov 12, 2016
Rats. It's not a valid Scrabble word, which is where I sourced my answers. Nicely spotted though!
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level 74
Nov 26, 2016
Ribbit is indeed in the scrabble dictionary.
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level 62
Nov 26, 2016
It's not unanimously accepted across all Scrabble Dictionaries, unlike hobbit. SOWPODS, for example, which is used outside the US, does not accept it.
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level 67
Nov 12, 2016
Learned a new word today: Carob. Still have no clue what it means though...
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level 64
Nov 12, 2016
I believe it is imitation chocolate.
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level 74
Nov 13, 2016
Rather chocolate substitute. It's a tree long used for food, long before chocolate was known to Europe.
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level 62
Aug 28, 2019
Very interesting, I was not familiar with it.
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level 82
Nov 12, 2016
Trovel ?
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level 62
Nov 12, 2016
What's a trovel?
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level 74
Nov 13, 2016
You probably mean trowel.
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level 82
Nov 19, 2016
Thanks. I do. I thought I checked it even. I had probably a blind moment as google corrects those things automagically too.
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level 12
Nov 12, 2016
What about novel?
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level 71
Nov 13, 2016
Novel has got five letters. Only 6-letter-words are being asked.
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level 83
Nov 21, 2016
I had the same trouble with cherub.
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level 61
Feb 12, 2017
D'oh! I didn't even notice the word length clue.
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level 69
Nov 26, 2016
No "noice"?! Australia isn't gonna be happy about this one.
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level 21
Nov 26, 2016
+1 :)
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level 62
Nov 27, 2016
LOL
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level 47
Oct 3, 2018
*Click*
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level 60
Nov 26, 2016
Got gentler but missed AMNESTY. Ok.
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level 59
Nov 26, 2016
Novel not accepted?
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level 34
Nov 26, 2016
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level 62
Nov 27, 2016
-2
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level 58
Nov 27, 2016
Like 'hovel', it's only 5 letters long.
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level 77
Nov 26, 2016
If hobbit is a word I think ribbit is a word
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level 77
Nov 27, 2016
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level 62
Aug 28, 2019
Ribbit is (the name of) a sound hobbit is a species. Rabbit is a better comparison
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level 58
Nov 26, 2016
nice one. bit different. thanks
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level 43
Nov 26, 2016
Fun quiz!
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level 29
Nov 26, 2016
Oh, cmon! I tried 'ribbit' for the 'bbit' one and it was RABBIT. Seriously! Great quiz though!
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level 44
Nov 26, 2016
Agree with quizmaster. Great quiz - quite difficult but makes you think :)
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level 80
Nov 26, 2016
BBIT was a tough one! I actually even went so far as to try NABBIT, like DAG NABBIT! ;)
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level 62
Nov 26, 2016
Technically, "ribbit" is a word.
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level 53
Nov 26, 2016
Great quiz! More, please!
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level 67
Nov 27, 2016
ughhh. i even tried "Bobbit" LOL
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level 62
Nov 27, 2016
Cool quiz. Got 19. Should have got 2 more.
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level 22
Nov 28, 2016
Didnt get them all but I loved the idea!
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level 67
Nov 28, 2016
Great quiz.
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level 51
Nov 28, 2016
What is a hobbit? :)
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level 67
Nov 28, 2016
Really - we're accepting "hobbit" as a word?
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level 62
Aug 28, 2019
Why would it not be a word. Would you say dragon is not a word either?
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level 76
Nov 28, 2016
Great quiz, Kiwirage. Really made me think. Hope to see more like it.
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level 24
Nov 29, 2016
You did not include novel.
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level 62
Nov 29, 2016
What a novel observation!
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level 48
Jan 5, 2018
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level 58
Jan 16, 2017
What about "drovel"
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level 62
Jan 16, 2017
I know the word 'drivel', but what is 'drovel'?
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level 76
Jan 5, 2018
Almost impossible when English isn't your native language :(
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level 62
Aug 28, 2019
I disagree it is not my native language and I got 18, beating 88.2% of the test takers. It is more about the type of thinking and recognising (like some people are great at the countries of the world quiz, but when asked the question in a different context, like countries ending in -tia, they might not get them all)> I agree though that elegy, carob, and prosody are nearly impossible for non native speakers, they were new to me anyway.

But all the ones above 30% are not too hard (besides myriad and triad)

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level 40
Jan 5, 2018
I tried hangry before realising hungry was a more obvious choice :P
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level 74
Sep 29, 2018
Here's another "Hobbit's not a word" comment. 1) Not sure if if it's actually a proper noun. Maybe? 2) It's fictional, copyrighted by one person used in his storybooks. 3) Ribbit is copyright-free, in tons of books and common usage since who knows when. 4) Bobbit is a non-copyrighted verb meaning to cut off someone's
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level 62
Aug 28, 2019
1)If it is not a noun, then what? you can say cute hobbit, angry hobbit, short hobbit etc. 2) elves, dwarves (and dwarfs) and dragons etc are fictional too, not copyrighted though. But the word hobbit is all over the place 3) I have no stance on ribbit, but as a reaction to your point; being copyright-free and in tons of books doesnt make it qualified per see, ahh, sht etc are not copyrighted either. But that doesn't make them a correct answer. With onomatopoeia it is hard where to draw the line, would moo count? 4) Hadn't heard of it and looked it up but that would be bobitt with double t. Though it is slang, named after the person that had something cut off.. Like Macgyver is also used as a verb (and countless other names).

I misread proper noun, I thought you meant, is it properly a noun? But no, no proper noun, it is not a person's name. Same like lion is not a proper noun (but Leo is, or can be anyway)

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level 62
Aug 28, 2019
I found this a lot tougher than #2 which I did first. Though got 18 right on both, and here I beat over 88% and there 80%.

But there is no way I would have gotten elegy, carob, gentler and prosody. No idea what they mean... Only other two I missed were strategy and scrub. I really should have gotten strategy..

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level 62
Aug 28, 2019
Btw I wanted to say that cherub wasnt accepted, but I see now it has 6 letters... too bad, I was so glad I finally found the other -rub
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