Thursday, February 1, 2007

Me vs. My Page-A-Day Mensa Puzzle Calendar - 02/01/07

QUESTION: "Five words starting with FE or FEB are defined in the list below. Can you fill in all five?

"1) Feverish _______
2) Part of a car ______
3) Catlike ______
4) A particular artery ______
5) Irresponsible ______
"




MY ANSWERS:
1) "______"
2) "fender"
3) "feline"
4) "femoral"
5) "______"

ACTUAL ANSWERS:
1) "febrile"
2) "fender"
3) "feline"
4) "femoral"
5) "feckless"


CONSENSUS: I got "femoral" but I couldn't think of "feckless"? This can only mean one thing: my Mensa calendar is making my brain so powerful that it is beginning to reserve itself for the processing of difficult questions while it disregards easy ones. I can live with that. (As for "febrile", nobody knows what the hell that means. "Feverish", apparently.)

3 comments:

David said...

I got them all, but my choice was "feeble" for "incompetent," which is legit as well.

Also, "febrile" is common enough.

BONGO MIRROR said...

What is wrong with "feverish" for "feverish"?

suaros said...

When Mensa’s on my calendar, I crave chocolate.