Find the Cousins
Identify the word pairs with a common ancestor
Just as cousins share DNA, words derived from a common root share the same etymon, their ultimate progenitor. In this quiz, only one word pair in each group of four consists of words that share a common etymological root.
Stewart Edelstein is the author of Dubious Doublets: A Delightful Compendium of Unlikely Word Pairs of Common Origin, from Aardvark/Porcelain to Zodiac/Whiskey.