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Agamemnon Words

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The name Agamemnon is composed of three consecutive sets of three letters in which the first and third letters in each triplet is the same. There are a handful of such words in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary (Second or Third Editions): AGAMEMNON, MIMULUSES, ILICACAEAE, SUSUHUNAN, COCCACEAE and the doubtful MIMICISMS ("morbid tendencies to mimicry"). A search for analogous twelve-letter words in Levine's pattern word lists proved unsuccessful, although a few one-letter misses did surface: IMITATRESSES, IRIDODONESIS (and its listed plural), VIVIDIALYSIS (and its inferred plural).

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