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Saturday Stumper #2

A weekend challenge for your entertainment: find three 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 19, 2016
Times taken6,448
Rating4.32
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Word Ending
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Answer
alm
5
Psalm
5
Qualm
5
Realm
rror
6
Horror
6
Mirror
6
Terror
trol
6
Patrol
6
Petrol
7
Control
Word Ending
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Answer
ague
5
Vague
6
League
6
Plague
ord
5
Chord
5
Fjord
5
Sword
valry
7
Cavalry
7
Rivalry
8
Chivalry
Word Ending
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Answer
ipse
7
Eclipse
7
Ellipse
7
Traipse
plain
7
Explain
8
Chaplain
8
Complain
gnant
8
Poignant
8
Pregnant
8
Stagnant
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level 63
Nov 19, 2016
Superb, to put it mildly!
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level 72
Nov 19, 2016
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level 76
Dec 19, 2016
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level 60
Nov 19, 2016
Great! The whole time I was stuck on alm when R-alm hit me! Got 13 in the end, ashamed to miss League, Control, Explain, and Pregnant. I kept guessing Prague, perhaps it could be accepted?
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level ∞
Nov 19, 2016
I also guessed Prague :)
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level 61
Nov 21, 2016
I guessed Prague as well. Also, kept trying different spellings of malignant before realizing it was 9 letters.... great quiz!
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level 62
Nov 21, 2016
Hard to get geography off the brain on Jetpunk! Added a little note about proper names in the caveats ;)
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level 61
Aug 28, 2019
I could shake off prague easily but couldnt get Montague out of my head when looking at that one, so focused on the others, after pl-. After a while I did get v- (not to give spoilers for people that scan for answers)
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level ∞
Nov 19, 2016
Excellent quiz, once again. It's funny how the mind works. I got some right away, like "fjord". But then if I didn't get it right away it took a long time to figure it out.
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level 62
Dec 18, 2016
I absolutely found the same thing! Some I got straight away, and then just couldn't figure any more out.
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level 82
Nov 19, 2016
Got 21. It's also really fun to see if you get those others do or if you get there "rare" ones. At least one of the -plain words should get near 100%. We do it all the time on JetPunk too.
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level 60
Nov 21, 2016
Yes, we explain many things here on JetPunk
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level 72
Nov 29, 2016
last one I got ... on 2nd try
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level 49
Jan 11, 2017
I also got 21. I got complain but missed explain. What does that say about me...?
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level 71
Nov 20, 2016
Loved this quiz! As a non-native speaker, quizzes like this are the best as they truly provide a challenge and help me learn (or force me to revisit frantically what I alreayd know :)). Thanks!
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level 42
Dec 17, 2016
TIL a new word... had never heard "traipse" until today (not a native speaker)
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level 47
Dec 17, 2016
Awesome quiz! I can't wait to see these more often!
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level 62
Dec 17, 2016
There's a 3rd one as well!.
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level 57
Dec 17, 2016
Scored 24, or the top 96.4%. I'm a word person, okay?! :-)
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level 64
Dec 17, 2016
Got 22 - a little disappointing, only because I missed some obvious ones. But, great quiz
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level 61
Dec 17, 2016
Got really desperate and tried "maalm," which I think is a piece of Ikea furniture. 25/27 though. Very fun.
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level 58
Dec 17, 2016
thanks for this. tougher than it first appeared
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level 36
Dec 17, 2016
Accord wasn't there :/
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level 62
Dec 17, 2016
Only 5 letter answers are asked for
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level 45
Dec 17, 2016
V good quiz!
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level 45
Dec 18, 2016
spelt chivalry shivalry and wondered why it wasn't up there *face palm*
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level 73
Dec 18, 2016
I may not be a native English speaker, but I never, ever saw the third -ispe word before that quiz. Somebody could tell me on what instance I should use that word instead of "wander"?
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level 62
Dec 18, 2016
Walking or trudging wearily or reluctantly. As in "I had to traipse around the shops with my mum".
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level 65
Dec 19, 2016
I, personally, think "trudge" is a much better word for that. The other meaning of "traipse" -- "walk about casually or needlessly" -- is more common in my experience. Yamaneko, "traipse" often has a connotation of mild irritation that "wander" doesn't. If I say "people have been wandering into the store all day," that seems to be a more or less value-neutral statement. If I say "people have been traipsing into the store all day," I'm probably kind of annoyed.
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level 61
Aug 28, 2019
Traipse has a negative connotation. Like waltzing in, a different feel than walking (and not wandering, cause that is usually rather aimlessly, either carefree or lost).

I would say it is often with a disregard (sometimes disrespect) for others and the stuff around them. Likely (not on purpose) to knock stuff over or make the place dirty, because they don't care (or realize) and are not elegant.

But I could have the wrong Idea about it, because when looking it up, a lot of sources talk about being tired and dragging your feet. (But then again, my explanation does seem to match up with LyriKH's comment below and wiktionairy)

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level 64
Dec 18, 2016
The single-syllable ones are hardest, I find.
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level 65
Dec 19, 2016
One of my favorite Jetpunk quizzes, for sure. Well done.
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level 65
Dec 19, 2016
If you enjoyed this quiz, I've created a similar one you might enjoy. Check it out: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/6734/unusual-letter-combinations
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level 69
Dec 19, 2016
I was hoping for "repugnant," but it was too long
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level 63
Jun 30, 2019
I tried indignant.
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level 43
Dec 19, 2016
Excellent quiz, much trickier than expected
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level 54
Dec 19, 2016
Great quiz! Managed to get 'em all with 56 sec left. Chaplain was the last one I got. As for people talking about traipsing, I remember my mum using the word, as in "Don't traipse through the house with your muddy shoes on!"
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level 69
Mar 5, 2017
I think I need to take my brain to the shop for a tune-up.
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level 61
Mar 10, 2017
After thinking a bit and finally having the light bulb click on, it would have been a shame for a fan of The Crypt of Terror and The Vault of Horror to miss those two words.
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level 79
Feb 28, 2019
The unusual g sound in the first -gnant one caught me out
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level 61
Aug 28, 2019
I thought of that one immediately, but first only typed po- luckily when coming back around to it I immediately wrote it with a poi- I didnt get the other 2 though :/
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level 68
May 30, 2019
Loved this. Great quiz!
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level 61
Aug 28, 2019
18/27 not tooo bad for a non native speaker, since it beats 80% of the quiz takers. But still bummed about several I missed. I dont think I would ve come up with chaplain (not religious) or traipse (have heard of it, but never had to use it in real life).

Others I missed, in descending order starting with the most likely to have guessed with more time: Eclipse, petrol(both similar to an other), league, rivalry (similar feel as the other two), pregnant, sword (silent w, and no sw words in my language) , stagnant (not often used).

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level 61
Aug 28, 2019
Very cool quiz btw! A nice change from the "starting with" quizzes