How Wordy Are You?

How wordy are you?

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Word Games

Think you’ve got a broad vocabulary? Consider yourself a wordsmith? Test your knowledge here!

We’ve put together an interesting test for you. We’ve compiled six questions plus a bonus 7th question to test your maths skills. Just for good measure!

  1. What 5-letter word reads exactly the same when you turn it upside down?
  2. Can you name a 15-letter word with no repeat letters, otherwise known as an ‘isogram’?
  3. What is the only word in the English language with three consecutive sets of double letters?
  4. What is the only word in the English language with one vowel occurring five times?
  5. Therein: a seven letter word in the English language that contains nine words within it. Can you find all nine words without rearranging any of the letters as they appear in the word? Note: do not count the word itself!
  6. What two words in the English language use all of the vowels, in the correct order. Hint: both words end with a ‘y’?
  7. What is the value of 1/2 of 2/3 of 3/4 of 4/5 of 5/6 of 6/7 of 7/8 of 8/9 of 9/10 of 1,000?

WARNING: ANSWERS BELOW

  1. SWIMS
  2. Well done if you answered any of the 4 possible words below
    • Subdermatoglyphic (17)
    • Uncopyrightables (16)
    • Dermatoglyphics (15)
    • Troublemakings (14)
  3. Bookkeeper
  4. Indivisibility
  5. There are nine words excluding the word ‘therein’ itself: the; there; he; in; rein; her; here; ere; herein.
  6. Abstemiously and facetiously
  7. 100. Below is a table of the process of how we worked it out

Subdermatoglyphic isn’t an official word, but it’s used by skincare professionals; it cannot be found in any English dictionary. Perhaps if the word were hyphenated it could then be used correctly i.e. sub-dermatoglyphic

Start Fraction Answer
1000 x 9/10 900
900 x 8/9 800
800 x 7/8 700
700 x 6/7 600
600 x 5/6 500
500 x 4/5 400
400 x 3/4 300
300 x 2/3 200
200 x 1/2 100

The STAR Team

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