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    Chain Words

    Here are 25 words with a twist. The last four letters of each word form the first four letters of the following word. Definitions are given for each word. The first 3 are done for you to get you started. Some of these are pretty tough.


    1. Get ready ===> Prepare


    2. Mother or father ===> Parent


    3. Not owning; paying for accommodation by making regular payments to a landlord ===> Renting


    4. Give a slight color to


    5. To eat or swallow


    6. A non-verbal expression of feeling


    7. A container (for soup etc.)


    8. A repeat performance, or a re-staging of an historical event


    9. An entertainer who "reads" minds


    10. Lacking in energy


    11. Reduces or diminishes


    12. Becoming aware of


    13. Producing words in a musical fashion (often accompanied by a tune)


    14. A number of cloth items with a check pattern


    15. A small mammal often kept as a pet


    16. Of much worth or British currency


    17. Relating to the study of languages


    18. A small freshwater fish


    19. Betting on a horse


    20. A brightly colored bird often seen near water


    21. A Crown officer or lawman


    22. The rabble or hoi polloi


    23. Dissipated or tawdry


    24. Angling


    25. A movable joint used for hanging a door
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    I got them down to the fish, which I think is a stickleback. The betting on a horse that starts with 'back' is where I got hung up.

    The last two are fishing and hinge. I am missing the 4 between stickleback to fishing.
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    Spoiler:

    4) tinge
    5) ingest
    6) gesture
    7) tureen
    8) reenactment
    9) mentalist
    10) listless
    11) lessens
    12) sensing
    13) singing
    14) gingham (I got stuck here for a while.)
    15) hamster
    16) sterling
    17) linguistic
    18) stickleback (I got stuck here, too.)
    19) backing?
    20) kingfisher
    21) sheriff
    22) riffraff
    23) raffish
    24) fishing
    25) hinge

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    'backing' is a horse betting term?. That is a new one for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by galactus View Post
    'backing' is a horse betting term?. That is a new one for me.
    When someone is "betting on a horse," there is someone or something he or she is supporting or endorsing. Maybe I'm wrong. I don't know.
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    Maths help for youngsters

    Nowadays the trend for abacus is very prevalent
    It not only improves mathematics but also builds there memory retention better and listening skills.

    It makes the young students calculate like calculators
    so why don't all of us update ourselves and our known youngsters about this ancient wonder

    Any help regarding this is welcome from my side
    Pls feel free to contact me at Axis Mental Arithmetic
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    Quote Originally Posted by Random Variable View Post
    Spoiler:

    4) tinge
    5) ingest
    6) gesture
    7) tureen
    8) reenactment
    9) mentalist
    10) listless
    11) lessens
    12) sensing
    13) singing
    14) gingham (I got stuck here for a while.)
    15) hamster
    16) sterling
    17) linguistic
    18) stickleback (I got stuck here, too.)
    19) backing?
    20) kingfisher
    21) sheriff
    22) riffraff
    23) raffish
    24) fishing
    25) hinge

    Great job, Random Variable. The only thing I see is #14 should be "ginghams" in the plural in order for #15 to be "hamster".

    Quote Originally Posted by galactus View Post
    'backing' is a horse betting term?. That is a new one for me.
    It is true. "Backing" is betting on or wagering on; usually on a horse.

    Quote Originally Posted by Random Variable View Post
    When someone is "betting on a horse," there is someone or something he or she is supporting or endorsing. Maybe I'm wrong. I don't know.
    There is an idiom, "back the wrong horse", which means to support someone or something that cannot win or succeed,essentially supporting the losing side.
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