Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Bundle of words

Some words are bundles of two or more words, like can-did or a-bun-dance, and are called charades. These individual words have a meaning by themselves. Of course, the components usually suggest a definition very different from the whole word’s real meaning, so they are called a bundle word.

So, if abundance is a bread boogie, can you match these bundle words?

|beyond talking | fake diamond| cruel times |

| on auction | go crazy | product jingle |

| saloon alarm | coins without tails | battle cry |

| car romancing | scuba man | the first insect |

| volcanic British politician | face wrinkles |

| lecture that puts you to sleep| dark horse |


| Wall Street refreshment | uniquely smart |

| someone who thinks he’s witty | actors’ strike |


1. adamant

2. adverse

3. automating

4. barbell

5. castaway

6. departmentally

7. divergent

8. forbid

9. headlines

10. headquarters

11. lavatory

12. meanwhile

13. nightmare

14. otherwise

15. pastoral

16. pungent

17. restoration

18. shamrock

19. stockade

20. warrant

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