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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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Solution NATURE Comment 1 of 1
(World English word list [CSW12])

NATURE: VOCAL
WOODS MIGHT CALL TO IT
NATURE + V = VAUNTER
NATURE + O = OUTEARN
NATURE + C = CENTAUR, UNCRATE, UNTRACE
NATURE + A = NATURAE, TAUREAN
NATURE + L = NEUTRAL
NATURE + W = UNWATER
NATURE + D = DAUNTER, NATURED, UNRATED, UNTREAD
NATURE + S = AUNTERS, NATURES, SAUNTER
NATURE + M = TRUEMAN
NATURE + I = RUINATE, TAURINE, URANITE, URINATE
NATURE + G = GAUNTER
NATURE + H = HAUNTER, UNEARTH, UNHEART, URETHAN
NATURE + T = TAUNTER

(North American English [TWL06] eliminates the words permitted by the letters of MAW, thus would require a different anamonic. This may not be true with later versions of the TWL, and the given anamonic may not be valid for the latest or later versions of the CSW.)

Edited on September 20, 2016, 1:40 pm
  Posted by Dej Mar on 2016-09-19 23:47:04

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