Magazine article Word Ways

Romantic Words

Magazine article Word Ways

Romantic Words

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A romantic word is one that has a well-formed Roman numeral embedded within it. Accordingly, EXHIBITION is one such because it displays X I I I, but ACCLAIM would not qualify for the label, since C C L I M is not well-formed, as required. The value of a romantic word is the numerical equivalent of the Roman numeral it displays, so EXHIBITION would have a value of 13. Given the specific values of two dozen romantic words in the list below, can you unearth the actual words themselves? Answers may vary, but the best answers are the longest ones.

1. 4 4

2. 6 4

3. 9 2

4. 9 6

5. 9 9

6. 1 0 7

7. 2 0 4

8. 2 0 6

9. 2 5 1

10. 3 0 1

11. 3 1 0

12. 4 0 2

13. 5 0 7

14. 5 5 4

15. 6 0 2

16. 6 5 1

17. 6 5 4

18. 1 0 4 1

19. 1 2 0 1

20. 1 5 5 1

21. …

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