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[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. The question was Quid est veritas? [What is truth?], and the answer Est vir qui adest [it is the man who is here]. An anagram that reads the same backward as forward is a palindrome, e.g., "Able was I ere I saw Elba."
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It can also be a source of amusement and surprise when you discover that the anagram of Presbyterian is "best in prayer", while astronomer provides "moon starer".
While they can be time-consuming, anagrams are an interesting way to get a picture of what's happening in a specific area of your life or business, Ms.
The anagrams in the book's title refer to the scrambling of letters in names to guard identities -- but the word puzzles end up resonating more deeply as the novel is resolved.
The words used for the anagrams were chosen from three syllabic Japanese words written using six different letters.
Between unfolding anagrams, ancient cities, nonsense, language, and the mysterious, Barham's art seems intentionally open to the possibility of vagueness in the sense that the mathematician Friedrich Waismann touched on in his description of the notion of the "open textured concept" (later applied by Morris Weitz to art).
Lassiter said that incontrast to Dijksterhuis's experiment, students made better choices when they spent time thinking, rather than solving anagrams.
I could read by the time I was four and wanted to help with the crosswords but they were rather advanced for me, so my father explained the principle of an anagram and then would print any which appeared on a separate sheet of paper and let me work them out.
Participants reported that they had little previous experience with anagrams (M = 1.
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For the logic quiz, the students completed a written test that asked them to solve math, picture and word-logic problems, anagrams and puzzles.
Slightly crueller - but we like 'em all the same - are the anagrams of the Wales Office ministers where the Welsh Secretary becomes Inept Hear.