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Anamonics (Posted on 2016-09-16) Difficulty: 4 of 5
An anamonic is a form of mnemonic device frequently employed by tournament Scrabble players (the word anamonic is itself a portmanteau of anagram and mnemonic ).
It consists of a six or seven letter "stem" (often, but not always, an acceptable word itself), paired with a phrase in which each letter can be added to the stem and rearranged (anagrammed) to form a new word.

Example:Example anamonic (North American word list)
TSUNAMI: COASTAL HARM
TSUNAMI+C = TSUNAMIC
TSUNAMI+O = MANITOUS, TINAMOUS
TSUNAMI+A = AMIANTUS
TSUNAMI+S = TSUNAMIS
TSUNAMI+T = ANTISMUT
TSUNAMI+L = SIMULANT
TSUNAMI+H = HUMANIST
TSUNAMI+R = NATRIUMS, NATURISM
TSUNAMI+M = MANUMITS
A successful anamonic (as in the above example) will typically have a phrase with some memorable semantic relationship to the stem.

a. Please suggest some suitable phrases to match the following stems: NATURE, SENIOR, WAITER.
b. Create some new anamonics.

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SolutionNATUREDej Mar2016-09-19 23:47:04
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