Word games : Mixed Bag

Addagram:
Add the same letter to all the given words (within a set) and anagram to get a synonym of:

  • Bird, Precious metal, Humour, Residue

LOAFING
DECOY
NUPTIAL
TANNER

  • Element, horticulturist, stroller, foster

CASEIN
BLAME
UNTRUE
DERANGE

  • Herb, cooking ingredient, heavenly body, loner

ORANGE
DASTIER
TIRUDES
GAUNT

 

  • Weather phenomenon, delirium, refuge

PHOTON
MAULS
HASTIER

 

 

ETYMOLOGY

1) X is derived from the French word ‘Qarante’ for 40. Whenever a ship arriving in a port was suspected of being infected, it had to undergo a period of 40 days without contact to the shore. X today means forced isolation.

2) X is said to be derived from ‘fawney’- pirate slang for fake gold items. Today, X is used for anything that isn’t genuine.

3) Members of a particular terrorist group had the practice of smoking hashish and then murdering eminent personalities, hence given the name ‘hashishiyyin’. Through centuries of mispronunciation, the English word X is derived from this. X has a meaning very similar to the origin.

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Answers:

1) Add M
LOAFING : Flamingo
DECOY : Comedy
NUPTIAL : Platinum
TANNER : Remnant

 

2)  Element, horticulturist, stroller, foster

CASEIN : Arsenic
BLAME : Ambler
UNTRUE : Nurture
DERANGE : Gardener

3) Herb, cooking ingredient, heavenly body, loner

ORANGE : Oregano
DASTIER : Asteroid
TIRUDES : Outsider
GAUNT : Nougat

4) Weather phenomenon, delirium, refuge

PHOTON : Typhoon
MAULS : Asylum
HASTIER : Hysteria

Etymology:

  1. Quarantine
  2. Phoney
  3. Assassin

 

 

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