Vowel-consonant patterns (Part 1).
In Vowel-Consonant Patterns (Word Ways 77221), Philip Cohen Sir Philip Cohen, FRS, FRSE (born 22 July 1945) is Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Dundee, Scotland.
Education: Hendon County Grammar School, University College, London External links
Webster's Second and Third Editions are the preferred sources for the words in most of the articles and Colloquy col·lo·quy
n. pl. col·lo·quies
1. A conversation, especially a formal one.
2. A written dialogue.
[From Latin colloquium, conversation; see items listed in History below, although other sources are usually allowed where no Websterian word is found. By way of contrast, the preferred source for my words is the Oxford English Dictionary Oxford English Dictionary
(OED) great multi-volume historical dictionary of English. [Br. Hist.: Caught in the Web of Words]
See : Lexicography , Second Edition--head words, variant forms or text words including citations--and words derived from therein. These OED OED
Oxford English Dictionary
Noun 1. OED - an unabridged dictionary constructed on historical principles
O.E.D., Oxford English Dictionary words are unreferenced. Where no OED word is found, I admit other sources. In a few cases I use a word from, or reference to, one of the History items 1 to 8 below, in which case a superscript Any letter, digit or symbol that appears above the line. For example, 10 to the 9th power is written with the 9 in superscript (109). Contrast with subscript. number indicates the item concerned.
References for non-OED words:
aae = California University California University can refer to:
The scientific study of insects.
ento·mo·log Society 37.320, 1978; bt = Bloomsbury Thesaurus, 1993; cad = Cooper's Archaic Dictionary, 1876; ch = Chambers English Dictionary; coll = Collins English Dictionary, 1998; dbs = The Dictionary of the Biological Sciences by Peter Gray, 1967; ebw = The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Butterfly World Butterfly World located in Coconut Creek Florida, is The Largest Butterfly Park in the World. It is the first park of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. The Aviary houses at minimum 3000 live butterflies. Up to 50 different species can be seen in one day. by Paul Smart Paul Smart is an English motorcycle racer. He is famous for winning the Imola 200 in April 23, 1972, at age 29, with Ducati's new 750. He raced in Grands Prix in the early 1970s, with second place results in 1971 in both the 350cc and 250cc categories, with Yamaha , 1975; gale = Grzimak's Animal Life Encyclopedia; gb = Bartholomew Gazetteer gazetteer (găz'ĭtēr`), dictionary or encyclopedia listing alphabetically the names of places, political divisions, and physical features of the earth and giving some information about each. of Britain, 1977; gg = Genera genera, in taxonomy: see classification. Graminum (Grasses of the World) by W.D. Clayton and S.A. Penvoize; Hod = Handbook of American Indians American Indians: see Americas, antiquity and prehistory of the; Natives, Middle American; Natives, North American; Natives, South American. edited by F.W. Hodge, 1907; lo = Longmans Dictionary; lv = Language on Vacation by Dmitri Borgmannn, 1965; nwd = The New Welsh Dictionary, 1970; nz = Nomenclator no·men·cla·tor
One who assigns names, as in scientific classification.
[Latin nmencl Zoologicus; ospd = Official Scrabble Players Dictionary The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary or OSPD is a dictionary developed for use in the game Scrabble, by speakers of United States English. History
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The Board was created in 1890; its present form derives from a law of 1947. (BGN BGN
In currencies, this is the abbreviation for the Bulgarian Lev.
The currency market, also known as the Foreign Exchange market, is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily average volume of over US $1 trillion. ): Alg = Algeria; Aus = Austria; Bul = Bulgaria; Bur=Burma; Cam = Cambodia; Chi = China; Con = Republic of the Congo; Cro = Croatia; Cyp = Cyprus; Cze = Czechoslovakia; Est = Estonia; FP = French Polynesia French Polynesia, officially Territory of French Polynesia, internally self-governing overseas country (2002 pop. 245,516) of France, consisting of 118 islands in the South Pacific. The capital is Papeete, on Tahiti. ; Fra = France; Gun = Guinea; Ino =Indonesia; IC = Ivory Coast Ivory Coast: see Côte d'Ivoire. ; Ita = Italy; Mal = Mall; Man = Mauritania; Mor = Morocco; Moz = Mozambique; Net = Nether- lands; PN = Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea (păp`ə, –y ; Phl = Philippines; Pol = Poland; Rom = Romania; Rus = Russia; Sen = Senegal; SA = South Africa South Africa, Afrikaans Suid-Afrika, officially Republic of South Africa, republic (2005 est. pop. 44,344,000), 471,442 sq mi (1,221,037 sq km), S Africa. ; Syr = Syria; Tog = Togo; Tun TUN, measure. A vessel of wine or oil, containing four hogsheads. = Tunisia; Ukr = Ukraine
Here is a brief resume of pertinent items which have appeared in previous issues of Word Ways. Several of them concentrate on V-C patterns which have an excess of Vs or an excess of Cs. In chronological order, the items are:
1. WW68138 Seven-Letter Words in which Dmitri Borgmann lists 7-letter words having an excess of Cs or Vs, specifically those with no more than 2 Vs (28 patterns) or no more than 2Cs (28 patterns) respectively. According to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. Cohen cohen
(Hebrew: “priest”) Jewish priest descended from Zadok (a descendant of Aaron), priest at the First Temple of Jerusalem. The biblical priesthood was hereditary and male. , however, most of Borgmann's words were taken, without credit, from an article by Robert Hooke Noun 1. Robert Hooke - English scientist who formulated the law of elasticity and proposed a wave theory of light and formulated a theory of planetary motion and proposed the inverse square law of gravitational attraction and discovered the cellular structure of cork (`Al Gebra') in the August 1949 issue of The Enigma.
2. WW69136 Vowel vowel
Speech sound in which air from the lungs passes through the mouth with minimal obstruction and without audible friction, like the i in fit. The word also refers to a letter representing such a sound (a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y). Language by Temple G. Porter is a crossword made of vowel-rich words.
3. WW70213 Six Vowels, Two Of The Other in which Darryl Francis looks for 8-letter words having 6Vs and 2Cs (28 patterns).
4. WW74140 Vowel Tetragrams by Darryl Francis includes several vowel-rich 8-letter words. More in Colloquy 74213 and 75021.
5. WW77221 Vowel-Consonant Patterns in which Philip Cohen looks for 7-letter words with each of the 128 possible V-C patterns. He also notes a few longer vowel-rich words.
6. WW85107 in Dutch Crow-Eggs by George J. Levenbach, we find KOEIEOOG (cow's eye), REEEEELT (a callus callus: see corns and calluses.
In botany, soft tissue that forms over a wounded or cut plant surface, leading to healing. A callus arises from cells of the cambium. on a deer), UIEAAIER (onion-caresser), and KRAAIEEI (crow's egg), all 8-letter vowel-rich Dutch words.
7. WW2000236 Near-Alternating Vowels and Consonants in which Ross Eckler selects the 178 10-letter V-C patterns with no more than 2Cs or 2Vs in a run--as the most likely for which to find examples. He confines his search to Webster's Second Edition.
8. WW2001196 Dual Perms by Rex Gooch includes 8-letter transposals in which the position occupied by a vowel in one word is occupied by a consonant consonant
Any speech sound characterized by an articulation in which a closure or narrowing of the vocal tract completely or partially blocks the flow of air; also, any letter or symbol representing such a sound. in the other.
THE LETTER Y
The letter Y sometimes acts as a consonant, sometimes as a vowel. This often prompts Word Ways contributors to specify `Y is treated as a consonant' or `Y is treated as a vowel'. More often than not, we specify its treatment as a consonant simply because it suits us to do so and also because, subconsciously at least, it intrudes on our concept of a vowel, namely one of the 5 letters A, E, I, O and U. Perversely, Y acts as a vowel more often than as a consonant. In the History items above, Borgmann (1) treats Y as a consonant whilst Francis (3) treats it as a vowel. Cohen (5) only admits Y in a strictly vocalic vo·cal·ic
1. Containing, marked by, or consisting of vowels.
2. Of, relating to, or having the nature of a vowel.
vo·cal capacity, and then only if no better word can be found. In the current article I don't admit Y in either capacity. Perhaps Tennyson was sending we contributors a message in his Charge of the Light Brigade Charge of the Light Brigade
Russians massacre English cavalry at Balaklava (1854). [Eur. Hist.: NCE, 212; Br. Lit.: Benét, 186]
See : Massacre
Charge of the Light Brigade when he said "Their's not to reason why ..."
A single example is provided for each of the patterns wherever possible. Palindromes, tautonyms The following is a list of tautonyms: taxonomic names in which the genus and species names are the same. These are allowed in zoology, but not in botany, where the genus and species names must differ (though differences as small as one letter are permitted, as in the Jujube , and phrases are excluded. Gaps indicate patterns for which no word was found. Patterns beginning with a consonant are referred to as C patterns, and those beginning with a vowel as V patterns.
Italicised patterns denote those for which 1 to 5 words were found.
Underlined patterns denote those for which 1000+ words were found.
Asterisked * patterns denote a palindromic pal·in·dro·mic
Relapsing; recurring. or tautonymic V-C arrangement.
The lists read across the pages.
VOWEL-CONSONANT PATTERNS IN 7-LETTER WORDS (128 = [2.sup.7] patterns) Cohen (5) found words for all 64 C patterns, and for 61 of the 64 V patterns. I present a largely different list, and fill two of the three missing V patterns leaving vCCCCCC waiting to be filled. 7-LETTER C PATTERNS CCCCCCC * LLWCHW[R.sup.5] CCCCCvv SHTCHE[E.sup.5] CCCCvvC SCHMEER CCCvCCv SCRUPLE CCCvvCC THROUGH CCCvvvv STRAUUE CCvCCvC RHOMBUS CCvCvCv CHARADE CCvvCCC THOUGHT CCvvCvv PRAIRIE CCvvvvC PLOUIER CvCCCCv NAPHTHA CvCCvCC NETWORK CvCCvvv POMPEII CvCvCvC * LEXICON CvCvvCv BEHEADS CvvCCCC WEIGHTS CvvCCvv TOURNEE CvvCvvC * LEAGUES CvvvCCv SEEABLE CvvvvCC GOOIEST (coll) Cvvvvvv ZOUOUIA (Mor) CCCCCCv THRWSSE CCCCvCC SCHLOSS CCCCvvv VNGRAUE CCCvCvC PHRASES CCCvvCv SCROOGE CCvCCCC KNIGHTS CCvCCvv SHAMPOO CCvCvvC PRONOUN CCvvCCv TREACLE CCvvvCC * SHOEING CCvvvvv CLAIEIE CvCCCvC * PANGRAM CvCCvCv BUFFALO CvCvCCC DELIGHT CvCvCvv FATIGUE CvCvvvC CURIOUS CvvCCCv MAESTRO CvvCvCC MEANING CvvCvvv NOUVEAU CvvvCvC LIAISON CvvvvCv REUEALE CCCCCvC CWMBRAN CCCCvCv SCHRENE CCCvCCC * STRINGS CCCvCvv SCRAPIE CCCvvvC THREIES CCvCCCv CHUCKLE CCvCvCC * PROVERB CCvCvvv SPIRAEA CCvvCvC SPOONER CCvvvCv SQUEEZ[E.sup.5] CvCCCCC DIRNDLS CvCCCvv MORPHIA CvCCvvC WORDIER CvCvCCv GORILLA CvCvvCC FOREIGN CvCvvvv SEQUOI[A.sup.5] CvvCCvC DOUBLET CvvCvCv COINAGE CvvvCCC COOINGS CvvvCvv SUOIDEA (gale) CvvvvvC * MIAOUED[(wcd).sup.5] 7-LETTER V PATTERNS vvvvvvv * OIOUEA[E.sup.2] vvvvvCC AEAEANS[(w2).sup.5] vvvvCCv AIOURNE vvvCvvC AEONIAN vvvCCvv IOUKRIE vvvCCCC OUACHRD(Mor) vvCvvCv AUREOLE vvCvCvC AEROBIC vvCCvvv EUPNOEA vvCCvCC AUGMENT vvCCCCv AESCHNA (ch) vCvvvvC AQUEOU[S.sup.5] vCvvCvv AQUARIA vCvvCCC UNEARTH vCvCvCv * ANIMATE vCvCCvC UTENSIL vCCvvvv AGREEUE vCCvvCC INQUEST vCCvCCv * ENHANCE vCCCvvC APPLAUD vCCCCvv ELSTREE vCCCCCC vvvvvvC IUAEIEN vvvvCvv EUAEMI[A.sup.5] vvvvCCC AUOUGHS vvvCvCv OUURAGE vvvCCvC IOUGLER vvCvvvv OUTAOUI[(Mor).sup.5] vvCvvCC OILIEST vvCvCCv AUDIBLE vvCCvvC AUCTION vvCCCvv * AINTREE vvCCCCC EIGHTH[S.sup.5] vCvvvCv * EQUIAXE vCvvCvC EQUATOR vCvCvvv EVACUEE vCvCvCC ITALICS vCvCCCv EXAMPLE vCCvvvC ENVIOUS vCCvCvv EMPORIA vCCvCCC EXTINCT vCCCvCv ATHLETE vCCCCvC UNSCREW vvvvvCv OUAOURI (Mor) vvvvCvC IAIOLER vvvCvvv * OUABAI[O.sup.5] vvvCvCC AEONIST vvvCCCv IOOMBLE vvCvvvC AERIOUS vvCvCvv * AUTOCUE vvCvCCC AIRINGS vvCCvCv AIRLINE vvCCCvC EARTHED vCvvvvv ARAOUIA[(Mor).sup.5] vCvvvCC EPEEIST vCvvCCv AMIABLE vCvCvvC EROSION vCvCCvv INERTIA vCvCCCC AMONGST vCCvvCv OBVIATE vCCvCvC APRICOT vCCCvvv IMPROUE vCCCvCC OSTRICH vCCCCCv * ARCHDDU(place) VOWEL-CONSONANT PATTERNS IN 8-LETTER WORDS (256 = [2.sup.8] patterns) Words were found for 126 of the 128 C patterns, and for 123 of the 128 V patterns. 8-LETTER C PATTERNS CCCCCCCC * CWMFFRWD(nwd) CCCCCCvv CCCCCvvC PWNCHEON CCCCvCCv SCHRIMPE CCCCvvCC SCHNOOKS CCCCvvvv CCCvCCvC CHRISTEN CCCvCvCv CHLORINE CCCvvCCC * STRAIGHT CCCvvCvv SCHOOLIE CCCvvvvC CHLEOUAT (Mor) CCvCCCCv TRINCKLE CCvCCvCC * CHAMBERS CCvCCvvv DRAMBUIE CCvCvCvC PHONETIC CCvCvvCv PTOMAINE CCvvCCCC THOUGHTS CCvvCCvv * WHOOPSIE CCvvCvvC CROUPIER CCvvvCCv CREAUNCE CCvvvvCC * CLEEUERS CCvvvvvv GRIOUIOU (Mor) CvCCCCvC * KICKSHAW CvCCCvCv FILTRATE CvCCvCCC PATTERNS CvCCvCvv FORMULAE CvCCvvvC GORGEOUS CvCvCCCv RESEMBLE CvCvCvCC LIMERICK CvCvCvvv MINUTIAE CvCvvCvC * ZODIACAL CvCvvvCv RADIOIZE CvvCCCCC HEIGHTHS CvvCCCvv SEAMFREE CvvCCvvC * QUESTION CvvCvCCv QUOTABLE CvvCvvCC HEAVIEST CvvCvvvv MEULEUEE CvvvCCvC QUAINTER CvvvCvCv MEIOCENE CvvvvCCC COUEISTS CvvvvCvv CAUEAREE CvvvvvvC * REUIUOUR CCCCCCCv SCHTSCHI CCCCCvCC VTTRMEST CCCCCvvv CHHNGAEU(Cam) CCCCvCvC CHTHONIC CCCCvvCv SCHRIEVE CCCvCCCC STRENGTH CCCvCCvv STRUTHIO CCCvCvvC SPLENOID CCCvvCCv SCROUNGE CCCvvvCC SPREEING CCCvvvvv SCREAUUA CCvCCCvC * PROMPTED CCvCCvCv FRACTURE CCvCvCCC TWILIGHT CCvCvCvv CRITIQUE CCvCvvvC STUDIOUS CCvvCCCv SQUIGGLE CCvvCvCC THEORIST CCvvCvvv CLOUSEAU CCvvvCvC SQUEALED CCvvvvCv TRAUAILE CvCCCCCC FISCHSCH CvCCCCvv CONSTRUE CvCCCvvC MISCHIEF CvCCvCCv MULTIPLE CvCCvvCC LINGUIST CvCCvvvv DESCEIUE CvCvCCvC LIPOGRAM CvCvCvCv * LITERATE CvCvvCCC RESEARCH CvCvvCvv DETAINEE CvCvvvvC HAREIOUS CvvCCCCv COURSCHE CvvCCvCC YOURSELF CvvCCvvv COUSTEAU CvvCvCvC DIAGONAL CvvCvvCv DIAPAUSE CvvvCCCC RAUASCHT CvvvCCvv FEEOFFEE CvvvCvvC BEAUTIED CvvvvCCv COUUERTE CvvvvvCC QUEUEING Cvvvvvvv HAOUAOUI(Mor) CCCCCCvC THRWNTER CCCCCvCv HWKSTARE CCCCvCCC SCHNAPPS CCCCvCvv SCHKAGUE(Hod) CCCCvvvC PHTHIOIC CCCvCCCv * SCRABBLE CCCvCvCC PHRASING CCCvCvvv SCHIZAEA (w2) CCCvvCvC THREATEN CCCvvvCv SCRIVANO CCvCCCCC TWELFTHS CCvCCCvv TROCHLEA CCvCCvvC FRONTIER CCvCvCCv CHARISMA CCvCvvCC CHEQUERS CCvCvvvv BRODIAEA[(w2).sup.4] CCvvCCvC PREACHER CCvvCvCv BREAKAGE CCvvvCCC TRIEUMPH CCvvvCvv SQUEEGEE CCvvvvvC SLEAUUOL CvCCCCCv WOSCHSSE CvCCCvCC * PUZZLING CvCCCvvv BUDDLEIA CvCCvCvC COMPUTER CvCCvvCv DORMOUSE CvCvCCCC GALUMPHS CvCvCCvv DISAGREE CvCvCvvC DIVISION CvCvvCCv SEQUENCE CvCvvvCC CANOEIST CvCvvvvv BEQUEAUE CvvCCCvC POUCHFUL CvvCCvCv JAUNDICE CvvCvCCC DIADELPH CvvCvCvv DIALOGUE CvvCvvvC CAESIOUS CvvvCCCv NOUEMBRE CvvvCvCC MIAOWING CvvvCvvv * BEAULIEU CvvvvCvC GUAIACIN CvvvvvCv ZAAOUATA(Mor) 8-LETTER V PATTERNS vvvvvvvv * vvvvvvCC OUAOUARG(Mor) vvvvvCCv OUAOUCHA(Mor) vvvvCvvC IEIUNIUM vvvvCCvv IUUENTEE vvvvCCCC vvvCvvCv IEALOUSE vvvCvCvC IAIVELIN vvvCCvvv * OUACHAOU(Mor) vvvCCvCC EUECTICS vvvCCCCv UAAKKNMA(Ukr) vvCvvvvC OUTOUAI[S.sup.3] vvCvvCvv * IULOIDEA (w2) vvCvvCCC AUDIENTS vvCvCvCv OOLOGIZE vvCvCCvC AUTUMNAL vvCCvvvv AISSAOU[A.sup.3] vvCCvvCC * EARLIEST vvCCvCCv AIGRETTE vvCCCvvC EIGHTEEN vvCCCCvv * AUGSTSEE(Aus) vvCCCCCC AARRGHHS(ospd) vCvvvvCv * EGUEIITE (w2) vCvvvCvC ISOIONIC vCvvCvvv ABOITEAU vCvvCvCC IDEALISM vCvvCCCv AGAINSTE vCvCvvvC EXIGUOUS vCvCvCvv EPILOGUE vCvCvCCC ISOMORPH vCvCCvCv * OVERTURE vCvCCCvC EVENTFUL vCCvvvvv EZZAOUIA (Mor) vCCvvvCC ACQUAINT vCCvvCCv * AMBIENCE vCCvCvvC ADDITION vCCvCCvv INSIGNIA vCCvCCCC ADJUNCTS vCCCvvCv INCREASE vCCCvCvC ORTHODOX vCCCCvvv ONTCHOUO(Con) vCCCCvCC ABSTRACT vCCCCCCv * ULTSCHNA (Hod) vvvvvvvC AIAOUAIS[(Hod).sup.2] vvvvvCvv EOOAIGE[E.sup.2] vvvvvCCC vvvvCvCv OUUERAGE vvvvCCvC AUAUNCES vvvCvvvv OUAMOUIA(nz) vvvCvvCC OUIGOURS vvvCvCCv UIOLENCE vvvCCvvC AUENTOUR vvvCCCvv AUOWTRIE vvvCCCCC vvCvvvCv * IANIUERE vvCvvCvC AUREOLIN vvCvCvvv EIRONEIA vvCvCvCC EERINESS vvCvCCCv IACINTHE vvCCvvvC AESTUOUS vvCCvCvv EUPHORIA vvCCvCCC OUTRIGHT vvCCCvCv OOSPHERE vvCCCCvC EARLSHIP vCvvvvvv INOEIOIO(Moz) vCvvvvCC OBEIAUNS vCvvvCCv AQUIESCE vCvvCvvC EQUATION vCvvCCvv ARAIGNEE vCvvCCCC UNEARTHS vCvCvvCv INITIATE vCvCvCvC * ESOTERIC vCvCCvvv APATHEIA vCvCCvCC ISOTHERM vCvCCCCv AFERSCHE vCCvvvvC ANNOIOUS vCCvvCvv ILLOOPOO vCCvvCCC UNLEARNT vCCvCvCv EXPOSURE vCCvCCvC ACROSTIC vCCCvvvv INGREEUE vCCCvvCC ALTHOUGH vCCCvCCv EXCHANGE vCCCCvvC OFFSHOOT vCCCCCvv AZGDNDIA(Tun) vCCCCCCC vvvvvvCv OUAOUILA(Mor) vvvvvCvC OIOEIDES (ch) vvvvCvvv OUIANAIA(Mal) vvvvCvCC IUIEMONT vvvvCCCv AUUERGNE vvvCvvvC * IEALIOUS vvvCvCvv UUESULAE vvvCvCCC AEONISTS vvvCCvCv AUENTURE vvvCCCvC IOUSTLES vvCvvvvv AETAEAE[I.sup.2] vvCvvvCC IOWAIANS vvCvvCCv AUDIENCE vvCvCvvC EUROPEAN vvCvCCvv AUTOPSIA vvCvCCCC IACINTHS vvCCvvCv AESTUATE vvCCvCvC OUTLINED vvCCCvvv IERDSEIE vvCCCvCC EARTHISH vvCCCCCv AISCHCHA(Rus) vCvvvvvC AGAIOUAR(Mor) vCvvvCvv * EQUOIDEA (tf) vCvvvCCC EPEEISTS vCvvCvCv EQUALIZE vCvvCCvC ORIENTAL vCvCvvvv EPOPOEIA vCvCvvCC ELOQUENT vCvCvCCv UNIVERSE vCvCCvvC ADOPTION vCvCCCvv URETHRAE vCvCCCCC ABOWGHTS vCCvvvCv INQUEERE vCCvvCvC OPTIONAL vCCvCvvv ASSAGAIE vCCvCvCC IRRITANT vCCvCCCv ASSEMBLE vCCCvvvC UNCTUOUS vCCCvCvv INTRIGUE vCCCvCCC * INSTINCT vCCCCvCv INSCRIBE vCCCCCvC ANGSTROM
In Near-Alternating Vowels and [Consonants.sup.7], Ross Eckler cites the apposite ap·po·site
Strikingly appropriate and relevant. See Synonyms at relevant.
[Latin appositus, past participle of app EISENHOWER and AUTOCRATIC as sharing the same V-C pattern vvCvCCvCvC. Amongst 7-letter words, I discovered that HAVANAS and CIGARED both have the pattern CvCvCvC. This same pattern forms the basis of a group of mathematical words ... COSINES, DECIMAL, DIVIDED, DIVISOR divisor - A quantity that evenly divides another quantity.
Unless otherwise stated, use of this term implies that the quantities involved are integers. (For non-integers, the more general term factor may be more appropriate.)
Example: 3 is a divisor of 15. , FIGURES, HEXAGON, MINUSES, NUMERAL numeral, symbol denoting anumber. The symbol is a member of a family of marks, such as letters, figures, or words, which alone or in a group represent the members of a numeration system. ...and a pair of near synonyms: DEDUCED, LOGICAL
Readers will also be familiar with these 7-letter words: CvCvCvC CAPITAL, LEXICON, LITERAL, SIMILES, VOCALIC CvCvCCv BALANCE, CADENCE, CEDILLA CvCCvCC BIGRAMS, CASSELL, COLLINS, LADDERS, LETTERS, NETWORK, NUMBERS, PATTERN vCvCvCC ITALICS, EDITING vCvCCCv EPISTLE, EXAMPLE Amongst 8-letter words, ANGLICAN and ORTHODOX both have the pattern vCCCvCvC, and DIVORCES and FINISHED both have the pattern CvCvCCvC. Other groups include: CvCvCvCv DATABASE, GENITIVE, VOWELIZE CCvCvCvC CHARADES, CLERIHEW, MNEMONIC, PHONETIC, RHOPALIC CvCvCCvC LIPOGRAM, MALAPROP, METAPHOR, REVERSAL CvCvCvCC DECODING, DOCUMENT, LIMERICK CCvCCvCC SHIFTING, SNOWBALL, SPELLING, TRIGRAMS CvCCCvCC PANGRAMS, PUZZLING, MISPRINT, WEBSTERS, WORDLESS CvCCvCvC COMPUTER, MATRICES, PENTAGON, SINGULAR vCCvCCvC ACROSTIC, ANTIGRAM vCCvCvCv APPOSITE, OBSOLETE vCCvCvCC APHORISM, ASTERISK, INDEXING
Each C-V C-V Capacitance-Voltage
C-V Schedule V Controlled Substance (USA) pattern has its opposing V-C pattern in which a C in one word is represented by a V in the other and vice versa VICE VERSA. On the contrary; on opposite sides. . Appropriately, word pairs based on these opposing V-C patterns can have antonymic, or near antonymic, meanings:
7 letters: CvCvCvC--vCvCvCv LOWERED--ELEVATE, FOREVER--EPISODE, BOTANIC-- ANIMATE, RELATES--EVASIVE, SIMILAR--UNALIKE, NOTICES--UNAWARE, DISUSED--UTILIZE CvvCvvC--vCCvCCv CAUTION--ADVANCE, WEENIER--IMMENSE 8 letters: CvCvCvCC--vCvCvCvv FOREWARD--EPILOGUE
Words based on opposing patterns sometimes make phrases, as with this 7-letter example: CvvCvCv--vCCvCvC LEISURE ARCADES
These same two patterns are responsible for he who IMBIBES the OPTIMUM MEASURE of ALCOHOL.
The reader might like to try another exercise--searching for pairs of words with back to front V-C patterns such as ANAGRAM anagram [Gr.,=something read backward], rearrangement of the letters of a word or words to make another word or other words. A famous Latin anagram was an answer made out of a question asked by Pilate. (vCvCCvC) and SURNAME (CvCCvCv).