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naïve --> honest --> advisor

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teddy bear > cute fuzzy comfort object > anything which is comforting > something enjoyable > something one enjoys too much > obsession

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Leaf > blade > weapon.

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Coconut > coconut shavings > cake icing with conconut shavings > icing > soft candy which resembles icing > candy > glass bead

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stick > stylus > (+diminuitive) pencil > penis > penis (taboo) > idiot

(sorry, you have to admit it's logical)

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swallow > eat > consume, waste > get rid of > kill > destroy, devastate > dominate > control > hold > have

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Ascima mresa óscsma sáca psta numar cemea.
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Carho. Carho. Carho. Carho. Carho. Carho. Carho.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:36 am 
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channel > (+ augmentive) river > flowing water > water > sheet of water, lake, mere > stagnant water, water that does not move > puddle > mud > something generally dirty > dust > pollen

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infinitesimal > > a speck > a freckle > a mole > a burl > a crag or jutting rocky outcropping > a skerry

infinitesimal > micro- (meter) > a hairsbreadth > a single hair > a small patch of hair > human genitals

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intelligent -> clever -> sly -> tricky -> fiddly

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rule (as in the rules of the game, or whatever) > everybody + rule (law) > law + man (lawyer) > clerk > corrupt

I don't have a word, so someone else can go.

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no-word = silent > impassive > unhelpful > difficult > loathsome

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