Pam Webb

a writer's journey as a reader

Word Nerd: Kangaroo Words


Ah, words within words…

Kangaroo Word: A synonym within a word, like a little joey tucked away within the mama kangaroo.

alone=one

astound=stun

blossom =bloom

calumnies =lies

cavern=cave

contaminate=taint

dazzle=daze

enjoyment=joy

fabrication=fiction

honorable=noble

impair=mar

joviality =joy

lighted=lit

myself=me

nourished=nursed

observe=see

plagiarist=liar

quiescent =quiet

respite=rest

substandard=bad

A word within a word that reflects the host word—now that is a Word Nerd discovery of delight!

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20 thoughts on “Word Nerd: Kangaroo Words

  1. The concept of kangaroo words is new to me!

  2. A delight indeed, Pam. Fun seeing these hidden messages.

  3. Oh, this is fun! Love the concept! Our family can play this at dinner tonight.

  4. I always liked the word Sub-standard.

  5. I like this, it’s something I hadn’t really considered such kangaroo words before. I love it, language keeps getting more interesting, and this will while away the time at work, where I can’t get the internet and daren’t take a book with me in case it gets all covidy.

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