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    Marsupial words

    Every schoolchild knows that marsupials carry their babies in their pouches. Fewer people know about marsupial words, which carry their own baby words with the same meanings.

    For example, the marsupial word illuminated contains the synonym lit among its letters. Similarly exists hides the word is and deceased includes dead.




    Try to find synonyms in the following words:
    1. Amicable.
    2. Appropriate (adjective).
    3. Salvage (verb).
    4. Hostelry.
    5. Encourage.
    6. Recline.
    7. Before.
    8. Instructor.
    9. Separate (verb).
    10. Catacomb.
    11. Indolent.
    12. Precipitation.
    13. Deliberate (verb).
    14. Observe.
    15. Transgression.
    16. Unsightly.
    17. Destruction.
    18. Masculine.
    19. Umpteenth.
    20. Because.
    21. Alone.
    22. Container.
    23. Frangible.
    24. Falsities.
    25. Perambulate.
    26. Expurgated.
    In 21 - 26, there are two synonyms to find in each word.

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    1.amiable.
    2. apt.
    3. save.
    4. hotel.
    5. urge.
    6. lie.
    7. ere.
    8. tutor.
    9. part.
    10. tomb.
    11. idle.
    12. rain.
    13. debate.
    14. see.
    15. sin.
    16. ugly.
    17. ruin.
    18. male.
    19. nth.
    20. as.
    21. lone, one.
    22. can, tin.
    23. fragile, frail.
    24. falsies, lies.
    25. amble, ramble.
    26. pure, purged.
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    Spoiler:

    1. Amicable

    2. Appropriate

    3. Salvage

    4. Hostelry

    5. Encourage

    6. Recline

    7. Before

    8. Instructor

    9. Separate

    10. Catacomb

    11. Indolent

    12. Precipitation

    13. Deliberate

    13. Observe

    14. Transgression

    15. Unsightly

    16. Destruction

    17. Masculine

    18. Umpteenth

    19. Because

    20. Alone, Alone

    21. Container, Containter

    22. Frangible, Frangible

    23. Falsities, Falsities

    24. Perambulate, Perambulate

    25. Expurgated, Expurgated (?)


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