Semordnilap

A semordnilap is a word that spells a different word backward and forward, such as “faced” and “decaf.” (Give yourself a pat on the back if you noticed something special about the word “semordnilap.”)

  1. Forward, it’s an initial bet in poker; backward, it’s a mountain in Italy.

  2. Forward, it’s an uncultivated tract of land; backward it’s a division of a house enclosed by walls

  3. Forward, it’s a sturdy fabric; backwards, it means searched for and/or obtained coal, copper, etc.

  4. Forward, it’s one of six simple machines identified by Renaissance scientists; backward, it means to enjoy yourself in a lively and noisy way, especially with drinking and dancing

  5. Forward, it’s a sheet of dried seaweed often used to wrap sushi; backward, it removes wrinkles

  6. Forward, it’s fit for a monarch; backward, it’s a type of beer that is often lighter in color and body

  7. Forward, it’s an emotional state; backward, it’s death, destruction or some terrible fate

  8. Forward, it means to discharge or give forth; backward, it’s often referred to as the fourth dimension and it includes the past, the present and the future

  9. Forward, it means twofold or double; backward, it’s high praise

  10. Forward, it’s a famous Middle East canal; backward, he’s the Greek king of the gods

 

 

Answers:

  1. Ante, Etna

  2. Moor, room

  3. Denim, mined

  4. Lever, revel

  5. Nori, iron

  6. Regal, lager

  7. Mood, doom

  8. Emit, time

  9. Dual, laud

  10. Suez, Zeus