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These words can be grouped into four groups of four words, with a connection between all of the four groups. What is the connection?

MARK BAR ANGLE MAMMAL
SAUCE NATURE CENT CHANCE
MURDER PENT EDUCATION SPY
PLACE SPEED BURN THOUGHT
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The groups are:

- Second ____
NATURE
CHANCE
THOUGHT
PLACE

- Degree scales
MURDER
BURN
ANGLE
EDUCATION

- Meanings of mole
SPY
MAMMAL
MARK
SAUCE

- Append "meter" (barometer, centimeter, pentameter, speedometer) (thanks @PDT)
BAR
CENT
PENT
SPEED

The connection between the four groups is:

SI units (second, degree, mole, meter). The "fundamental" in the title probably refers to them being among the 7 basic SI units, assuming "degree" may be interpreted as "degree Kelvin".

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    $\begingroup$ I am thinking pentameter, speedometer, centimeter, barometer $\endgroup$
    – PDT
    Mar 27 at 7:14
  • $\begingroup$ I think you are correct otherwise 😃 $\endgroup$
    – PDT
    Mar 27 at 7:16
  • $\begingroup$ @PDT That's got to be it! I'm embarrassed I had tried attaching "meter" but didn't notice anything. $\endgroup$
    – xnor
    Mar 27 at 7:16
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    $\begingroup$ I saw this and the degree as a group but I didn’t know about what SI units really were so I couldn’t finish the puzzle before I had something else I needed doing. $\endgroup$
    – PDT
    Mar 27 at 7:20
  • $\begingroup$ You are correct! Great job. $\endgroup$ Mar 27 at 17:51

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