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Abarcadraba (Posted on 2012-01-10) Difficulty: 4 of 5
This is a variation of Abracadabra.

The words "notion", "thought" and "devolved" share a similar pattern.

Each of the three words consist of three groups of letters where the third group is formed by writing the first group in reverse order and the second group of letters is between them and, each of the three groups consists of 2 or more letters.

None of the words can be palindromes, and:
None of the words can be plurals or proper nouns.

What is the longest word satisfying all the above conditions ?

Bonus Question:

For an extra challenge, find the longest word satisfying all the given conditions with the added proviso that none of the words can start with DE or RE.

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a list of words where groups 1&3 are 3 letters in length | Comment 2 of 3 |

ail∙urophi∙lia
all∙ophy∙lla
cin∙namo∙nic
cin∙cho∙nic
cit∙haris∙tic
dee∙rw∙eed
den∙ize∙ned
des∙acrali∙sed
des∙alini∙sed
des∙pi∙sed
des∙ensiti∙sed
des∙exuali∙sed
des∙tablei∙sed
des∙ulphuri∙sed
des∙ynchroni∙sed
det∙ec∙ted
det∙eriora∙ted
det∙ermina∙ted
det∙es∙ted
det∙ona∙ted
det∙oxica∙ted
det∙rac∙ted
det∙runca∙ted
dev∙ol∙ved
dew∙cla∙wed
dra∙inbo∙ard
dra∙ughtbo∙ard
dra∙ughtsbo∙ard
dra∙wc∙ard
eno∙xim∙one
eno∙xol∙one
eti∙nd∙ite
evi∙nc∙ive
foo∙lpr∙oof
gog∙ma∙gog
lac∙kadaisi∙cal
lac∙oni∙cal
mar∙jo∙ram
nit∙rogela∙tin
pee∙sw∙eep
red∙hea∙der
reen∙gi∙neer
reh∙as∙her
ren∙ow∙ner
res∙pon∙ser
ret∙or∙ter
ret∙rea∙ter
ret∙ribu∙ter
ret∙rofit∙ter
rev∙ol∙ver
rod∙omonta∙dor
sin∙or∙nis
sum∙psi∙mus
ter∙sulphu∙ret

Of the above list, the longest word is desynchronised (14 letters).

Of the above list, the longest words that do not start with DE or RE are draughtsboard and lackadaisical (each 13 letters).

The only word in the list that exceeds three letters in groups 1 and 3 is reengineer (10 letters). 

Edited on January 12, 2012, 4:40 am
  Posted by Dej Mar on 2012-01-10 16:12:47

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