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This is a list of some of the 10 letter words that are liked and disliked by Adam.

Like Dislike
Idealogues Audiometry
Impoundage Equivocacy
Inoculated Iceboating
Inosculate Outpatient
Ionopauses Ultrasonic

This is a list of some of the 10 letter words that are liked and disliked by Brian.

Like Dislike
Absolution Denudation
Exhaustion Hesitation
Insulation Nauseation
Occupation Refraction
Ulceration Regulation

This is a list of some of the 10 letter words that are liked and disliked by Charles.

Like Dislike
Aquiferous Disastrous
Endogamous Jaspideous
Infectious Precarious
Olivaceous Soniferous
Unperilous Violaceous

  1. Which is the only 10 letter word that will be liked by both Adam and Brian?
  2. Which is the only 10 letter word that will be liked by both Adam and Charles?

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1. INEQUATION; 2. IRIDACEOUS

Reasoning:

This puzzle seems to be about the regular vowels AEIOU, as hinted by the beginning letters of Brian and Charles' liked lists.

Adam likes words which contain all 5 vowels and begin with 'I'.

Brian likes words which begin with a vowel and end with 'TION'.

Charles likes words which begin with a vowel and end with 'OUS'.

Which is the only 10 letter word that will be liked by both Adam and Brian?

Checking against a default qat list, the only answer is INEQUATION.

Which is the only 10 letter word that will be liked by both Adam and Charles?

Checking against a default qat list, the only answer is IRIDACEOUS.

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    $\begingroup$ I've added qat links to your answer to help demonstrate to users who may not know what qat is. However, it seems the second answer is really dependent on dictionary choice - using the union of all available dictionaries suggests there are 5 potential answers for that one... (Not at all saying you're wrong - your answer certainly looks like what the OP intended!) $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Sep 15 at 6:14

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