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Change my third letter then add a letter between my first and third and you have a study of insects....

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I am the study of the history of words. Change my third letter then add a letter between my first and third and you have a study of insects. What am I?

posted Apr 19, 2014 by anonymous

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etymology - Study of History of words

answer Apr 19, 2014 by anonymous



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  2. Defraud; violate rules -> Thermal energy in transit
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  4. Go upward -> Jointed appendage; branch
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First, you need to fill in the correct blank letter of each word.
Second, when you have done this, each letter then needs to be transferred to the numbered blanks in order to discover the keyword.
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2. TIME _
3. B _ AST
4. MI _ ER
5. ST _ LL
6. BRI _ E
7. PLAN _
8. _ IFTY
9. RE _ AP
10. DIAR _

  1. _ 2. _ 3. _ 4. _ 5. _ 6. _ 7. _ 8._ 9. _ 10. _
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