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    The woman turned away with her ____ raised to her eyes. (12)
    The word must have 12 letters and I find out "satisfactory". Is this word OK here?
    Can you suggest me more?
    Thank you for your help.

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    Default Re: Fill in E

    Your suggestion makes no sense.

    'Binoculars' makes sense but that's only got ten letters.

    What does 'Fill in E' mean?

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    Default Re: Fill in E

    'Fill in E' I mean fill-in exercise
    I made a mistake here: satisfactory is an adjective so I can't use it here.

    What about "satisfaction"? This is a question from an online test, they don't give me the answer. There is only cue (12-letter word).

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    Default Re: Fill in E

    Quote Originally Posted by tranlam1609 View Post
    'Fill in E' I mean fill-in exercise
    I made a mistake here: satisfactory is an adjective so I can't use it here.

    What about "satisfaction"? This is a question from an online test, they don't give me the answer. There is only cue (12-letter word).
    How do you suggest that someone "raises satisfaction to her eyes". It needs to be a tangible thing which she can touch with her hands and then lift it up towards her eyes. It seems a ludicrous test question. If I could be bothered, I could probably find dozens of 12-letter words which are physical objects I could hold in my hand and then raise them towards my eyes (for no apparent reason). To be honest, I would move on to the next question and forget you ever saw that one.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Fill in E

    not a teacher

    The only possibility I can think of that makes any sense is "newsmagazine", for the purposes of shade or discretion. Unless she had the urge to take a close look at some "crackerjacks" or "thingumajigs".

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
    not a teacher

    The only possibility I can think of that makes any sense is "newsmagazine", for the purposes of shade or discretion. Unless she had the urge to take a close look at some "crackerjacks" or "thingumajigs".
    Or maybe her "afterburners" or "paintbrushes".

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    Default Re: Fill in E

    I really want it to be "marshmallows"!
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Fill in E

    You could browse through this dictionary list of 12-letter words if you like: http://www.onelook.com/?w=??????????...1&posfilter=cn

    Mind you, it's a very strange question and I wouldn't bother if I were you.


    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    'Binoculars' makes sense but that's only got ten letters.
    Lorgnette(s) falls short too.

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