What are ‘Kangaroo words’?
Kangaroo words: A kangaroo word is a word that contains letters of another synonymous word (a word having the same or nearly the same meaning)  in its correct sequence.
10 Examples of Kangaroo words
Why are  “Kangaroo words” so called?
Let’s take an example
Signal is a Kangaroo word as it has the synonym ‘sign’ in the word itself.
As kangaroos carry their young, known as joeys, in a body pouch. Likewise, kangaroo words carry their Joey words (synonym) within the word itself. This is the etymology of the phrase “kangaroo word”
Are there Anti kangaroo words? yes...See here what are Anti kangaroo words?
Examples of Kangaroo words:
Synonym in bold letters
1. masculine: synonym ‘male’ in order
2. alone: synonym ‘one’ in order
3. allocate: synonym ‘allot’ in order (allot=assign, distribute)
4. blossom: synonym ‘bloom’ in order (bloom=flower)
5. capable: synonym ‘able’ in order (able=competent)
6. chicken: synonym ‘hen’ in order
7. disappointed: synonym ‘sad’ in order
8. feast: synonym ‘eat’ in order
9. latest: synonym ‘last’ in order (latest=last one, newest)
10. myself: synonym ‘me’ in order
11. gigantic: synonym ‘giant’ in order (gigantic: huge, massive, oversize)
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