What's this word? It names a place where many people live.
Change a letter, it's a person no one will forgive.
Lose a letter, it's a popular vacation place;
Change a letter and it means "too loud" or "in your face."
Change a letter, it's an action that I guarantee
You have never taken. Tell me what this word may be!

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    $\begingroup$ Is the letter order always preserved, as individual letters are changed or removed? $\endgroup$ Jan 10, 2017 at 20:15
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    $\begingroup$ @wildBillMunson Yes. No anagramming is involved. $\endgroup$
    – DLosc
    Jan 10, 2017 at 20:23

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The answer is



A PARISH is a place where many people live.
A PARIAH is someone nobody will forgive.
PARIS is a popular vacation place.
GARISH is too loud or in your face
And if you had PERISHed, you wouldn't be reading the riddle in the first place!


The answer is


Change a letter:


Lose a letter:


Change a different letter:


But an action that I guarantee? Haven't solved that bit yet.

  • $\begingroup$ I'm guessing you couldn't come up with the final letter change to make it work? $\endgroup$
    – dcfyj
    Jan 10, 2017 at 20:29
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    $\begingroup$ And the final line? $\endgroup$ Jan 10, 2017 at 20:29
  • $\begingroup$ I couldn't get that bit. Didn't know that the word Deusovi gives, which is surely correct, could be used as a noun, but apparently it is in informal Australian English. $\endgroup$
    – h34
    Jan 10, 2017 at 20:35

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