Let's define an Oppogram as an anagram of opposites. Provided the words below, find their opposites, and then answer the question using an anagram of the words you found.

Who is Pepper's best friend?
answer: first -> last -> salt

Who is this famous person?

  dry young alpha-male


  collect sea preserve

Note: Two word sets have been provided that will each individually reach the same conclusion. The pair can be used to help you determine that your opposite selections were correct since they will be anagrams of each other.

Hint 1:

The opposite for dry and the opposite for collect only differ by one letter.

Hint 2:

Young > old, sea > land

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    $\begingroup$ I'm not sure how the original was unclear, but hopefully I have reworded it in a way that is more understandable while not fundamentally changing the puzzle. $\endgroup$ Apr 4 '16 at 12:28
  • $\begingroup$ the original was beyond unclear for me. Now I get it, good edit. The example is key. $\endgroup$ Apr 4 '16 at 14:31
  • $\begingroup$ I have posted another of this type, hopefully we can get more. Thank you! $\endgroup$ May 2 '16 at 14:55
  • $\begingroup$ Is "Oppogram" a word in the Urban Dictionary? ;) $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Jul 21 '18 at 16:27

It is:

Donald Trump


dry young alpha-male = damp old runt


collect sea preserve = dump land rot

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    $\begingroup$ waste -> rot? $\endgroup$
    – Will
    Apr 4 '16 at 13:45
  • $\begingroup$ Yes - my mistake in filling in answer - I will correct if OK. $\endgroup$
    – Tom
    Apr 4 '16 at 13:57
  • $\begingroup$ I refuse to upvote this answer on principle, but it does appear to be the correct answer. $\endgroup$ Apr 4 '16 at 14:05
  • $\begingroup$ Totally nailed it! $\endgroup$
    – James
    Apr 4 '16 at 14:37




  • $\begingroup$ Hey you're going along the right track. Some of the opposites are correct! $\endgroup$
    – James
    Apr 2 '16 at 15:44
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    $\begingroup$ opp of male is female $\endgroup$
    – JMP
    Apr 2 '16 at 15:53
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    $\begingroup$ Alpha-male seems one word so I doubt that omega women is the right opposite $\endgroup$
    – karmalu
    Apr 4 '16 at 9:09

No answer yet, but here are the opposites that I've found so far which look like having common letters (some taken from @Van.Graaf's answer):-

dry - wet, watery; humid, moist, damp
young - old, elder; aged
alpha-male - beta-male; subordinate, deputy

collect - distribute, disburse, disperse, dismantle; scatter
sea - land; shore, harbo(u)r, earth
preserve - destroy, waste; endanger

Notes: There is only one word with 'm' or 'g' in the second list, and none with 'f'.

  • $\begingroup$ A couple of the opposites are a bit tricky and not entirely antonyms. But using the nature of the puzzle shouldn't be too hard to figure out. $\endgroup$
    – James
    Apr 2 '16 at 18:36

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