Words with Missing First Letter #1

The words below look complete, but have actually each had their first letter removed.
In just two minutes, can you put them back in?
Answers must correspond to yellow box
Quiz by kiwirage
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Last updated: September 15, 2016
First submittedNovember 22, 2014
Times taken31,832
Rating4.35
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Word
S
HOE
T
WIN
P
LEASE
S
HEAR
I
DEAL
O
VARY
W
HINGE
C
LIMB
Word
U
SAGE
T
HORNS
A
SCENT
S
WORD
O
DOUR
E
BONY
T
WEAK
S
OFTEN
Word
U
PRISING
F
ACTOR
K
NEED
T
ROUGH
P
LAID
O
RATION
W
RETCH
B
LEND
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Level 48
Jun 12, 2015
I like this quiz!
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Level 74
Sep 15, 2016
Nice quiz!
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Level 64
Sep 30, 2016
Interesting. Easy concept but harder than I thought.
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Level 81
Sep 30, 2016
Good quiz, though odour smells funny.
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Level 51
Sep 30, 2016
Smells fine to me...
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Level 63
Sep 30, 2019
There should be a clarification that British variations could be used. I had no idea what word ended in "dour".
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Level 69
Sep 11, 2020
I just knew this would be raised. This spelling is in the Merriam Webster.
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Level 50
Sep 30, 2016
Is this going to made into a series? Because I'd like to see more of these.
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Level 62
Sep 30, 2016
Glad you enjoyed it! There are a couple of sequels so far: here (#2) and (#3)
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Level 43
Sep 30, 2016
surprisingly difficult
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Level 70
Sep 30, 2016
The photo clue should have been for LOG
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Level 76
Oct 1, 2016
Unless the letter was F, in which case, too graphic
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Level 57
Sep 30, 2016
How about stretch as well as wretch?
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Level 67
Sep 30, 2016
Missing one letter.
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Level 41
Sep 30, 2016
Yeah great quiz; very clever word choices
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Level 68
Sep 30, 2016
Fun quiz! Finished with only 14 seconds left!
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Level 48
Oct 1, 2016
That was a pretty neat quiz. I thought of Osage at first for some reason, too. And I learned a new word (whinge)...thanks!
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Level 77
Sep 28, 2019
I put Osage as well. its a type of orange or tree i think.
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Level 65
Oct 1, 2016
Osage for Usage
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Level 31
Oct 1, 2016
Interesting quiz. And good word choices. I got 'em all except 'whinge'... but had enough time to try random letters until I got it. :P
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Level 50
Oct 1, 2016
ditto. Going almost alphabetically I suppose I got it on the 20th try.
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Level 62
Oct 1, 2016
100% with 1:03 left on the clock. :-)
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Level 31
Dec 1, 2016
Nice Quiz...finished with 1.06 left
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Level 31
Aug 31, 2017
Got them with 1.14 left. Fun quiz but not many needed much thought.
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Level 37
Mar 8, 2018
We're suddenly going with British spellings? - "odour v. odor" and, pray tell, what is a whinge?
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Level 62
Mar 8, 2018
Your comment.
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Level 37
Feb 15, 2019
^ A really intelligent response, bloke.
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Level 65
Sep 28, 2019
Best quizmaker comment I've ever seen!
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Level 69
Sep 11, 2020
Almost as though it were planned.
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Level 60
Sep 28, 2019
That is brilliant kiwirage. Precisely. This person is known for having digs and making smart arse comments on others quizzes but NEVER bothers to make any her/himself.
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Level 31
Sep 29, 2019
Precisely. More people on the planet spell the British way than the Yank way !!!
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Level 50
May 10, 2018
Found this simple so now know where my talents lie!
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Level 67
Dec 15, 2018
100% I found wretch the hardest. kept thinking stretch, if it was (w)retched, I would ve gotten it much easier.
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Level 53
Mar 1, 2019
Odour? This quiz is not America-centric.
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Level 60
Sep 28, 2019
Simple idea but clever too. Thanks
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Level 69
Sep 28, 2019
Too much time. Got 100% by random guessing
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Level 47
Feb 4, 2021
seems implausible. I knew probably 75-80 percent right off the bat and still couldn't finish even while guessing the others.
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Level 30
Nov 14, 2019
I'd never seen or heard the word whinge before so I learned something.
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Level 69
Sep 11, 2020
Just read the comment section of these quizzes - you will see it used regularly.
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Level 38
Dec 28, 2019
I'm surprised so many people have never heard of "whinge". Is it something we only use in the UK or something??
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Level 70
Dec 29, 2019
Used in Australia as well.
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Level 47
Feb 4, 2021
Not in the US. However, I've read enough Brit Lit that I knew the word (once I saw it in the answers, that is). I didn't get it in time.