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A C Bowden #231089 05/01/21 04:01 AM
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SIMULTANEOUS – SINCERE

Though many a chess master aims
To win simultaneous games,
The ones who profess
To have total success
May not be sincere in their claims.

INCEPTION – INCULCATE

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Since last year's inception of lockdown,
The bug has survived every knockdown.
Some people can't cope,
So, to inculcate hope,
Let's chant: "One more year! Count the clock down!"

KIMONO – KIPPERS

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She wears a kimono and slippers,
And only buys lettuce and kippers.
She's ever so jolly,
And uses her trolley
To carry two boisterous nippers.

AGE – ALIEN

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When George Bernard Shaw wrote Pygmalion,
Most people considered it alien
To swear on the stage
In that decorous age,
Unless, of course, they were Australian.

GRANTED – GRAPPLE

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I grapple with partisan views
When reading political news.
I take it for granted
That facts have been slanted,
But search for reliable clues.

LENS – LEVER

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I conceived in a dream, while in bed,
A machine for invoking the dead.
With a lens and a lever,
I tuned a receiver
To see them and hear what they said.

HISTORICAL – HOCKEY

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Historical studies have shown
That some form of hockey was known
To Iron Age tribes.
One author describes
Dried mud balls, and sticks made of bone.

MIXTURE – MODESTLY

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With a mixture of courage and skill,
The skier careered down the hill.
Then, modestly grinning,
He said "It's not winning
That drives me – it's purely the thrill".

POLISHED – POLYHEDRON

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A brass polyhedron which stood
On a plinth made of hickory wood
In a Spanish town square
Was polished with care.
It lacked any use, but looked good.

FALLACY – FAMILIAL

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Incessant familial strife
Is a sad fact of many kids' life.
One fallacy claims
That computer-based games
Can calm them when conflict is rife.

CUSHION – CUTTER

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