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Stellar Words (Posted on 2007-01-18) Difficulty: 4 of 5
The following words have something in common:

DERIDE, MADE, MAID, MAIL, MISDID, RIDE, WADE, WAIL

The following words have a different something in common:

ACCEPT, ACES, BABOON, PUSHUP, SICK, WOOF, WOOFER

The following list incorporates both ideas, but is also in a particular order:

HE, AM, ACID, ACES, AMAZES, OUTRIDE, ACTIVATE

Of the following, what word best fits as the next in sequence?:

CORRECT, CORRECTION, CORRECTLY, CORRECTNESS, CORRECTOR, CORRECTORS, or CORRECTS

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Solution Solution | Comment 9 of 10 |

I agree with Jyqm, Gamer and Joe. The first list is a list of word made up of the postal codes for the STates.  The second list is a list of words made up of the symbols of the ELements. The third list a list of words combining both States [0] and Elements [1] in Fibonacci sequence.

STates+ELements+lar WORDS

STATES (postal codes)
DE+RI+DE : Delaware, Rhode Island, Delaware
MA+DE: Massachusetts, Delaware
MA+ID: Massuchusetts, Idaho
MA+IL: Massachusetts, Illinois
MI+SD+ID: Mississippi, South Dakota, Idaho
RI+DE: Rhode Island, Delaware
WA+DE: Washington, Delaware
WA+IL: Washington, Illinois

ELEMENTS (Symbols)
Ac: Actinium
Ac+Es: Actinium, Einsteinium
Ba+B+O+O+N: Barium, Boron, Oxygen, Oxygen, Nitrogen
P+U+S+H+U+P: Phosphorus, Uranium, Sulfur, Hydrogen,
                         Uranium, Phosphorus
Si+C+K: Silicon, Carbon, Potassium
W+O+O+F: Tungsten, Oxygen, Oxygen, Fluorine
W+O+O+F+Er: Tungsten, Oxygen, Oxygen, Fluorine, Erbium

Fibonacci Sequenced List [State=0, Element=1]
    1 --  1 -- He          : Helium
    1 --  1 -- Am          : Americium
   10 --  2 -- Ac+ID       : Actinium, Idaho
   11 --  3 -- Ac+Es       : Actinium, Einsteinium
  101 --  5 -- Am+AZ+Es    : Americium, Arizona, 
                             Einsteinium
 1000 --  8 -- O+UT+RI+DE  : Oxygen, Utah,
                             Rhode Island, Delaware 
 1101 -- 13 -- Ac+Ti+VA+Te : Actinium, Titanium,
                             Virginia, Tellurium
10101 -- 21 -- C+OR+Re+CT+S: Carbon, Oregon, Rhenium,
                             Connecticut, Sulfur

Edited on March 27, 2007, 7:46 pm
  Posted by Dej Mar on 2007-03-26 03:12:43

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