The Logophile: Horrible Hannah

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  1. Hannah was so ______ after she lost that we thought she might hit someone.
    a. belligerant
    b. belligerent
    c. belligerrant
    d. belligerrent
  2. Letting Hannah choose the next game to play seemed like an ______ solution.
    a. equable
    b. equitable
  3. Hannah likes the Knicks but not the Giants, crescent rolls but not biscuits, and colonels but not captains. What does Hannah like?










  1. b. belligerent
  2. b. equitable
  3. Hannah likes words that, like her name, contain a letter that is both silent and pronounced.

Andy Hollandbeck is the Post’s copy editor and managing editor.


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