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Here is a sequence of seven words which follows a certain pattern:

DONUT, REGIME, MIASMA, FATHER, SOLDIER, LAUD, TIARA

Please give a word that would fit as the next term in the sequence, and an explanation for why your word continues the pattern.

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    $\begingroup$ By the way, "thine soul" does not make sense, as the word "soul" begins with a consonant and not a vowel, wherefore it should be "thy soul". Was this intended? $\endgroup$ – user477343 Aug 5 '18 at 8:49
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    $\begingroup$ I wasn't aware of that distinction - thanks. Nothing would change if the title said "thy" instead. $\endgroup$ – jamisans Aug 5 '18 at 10:49
  • $\begingroup$ I went ahead and edited the title to make that change (and to add a hint). $\endgroup$ – jamisans Aug 5 '18 at 21:45
  • $\begingroup$ Well, like you said, it doesn't make much of a difference anyway in terms of meaning :) $\endgroup$ – user477343 Aug 5 '18 at 21:48
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I would say, piggybacking off of @Duck,

Dope would work. However, things like dog and dowel would not, since the first syllable must sound like "Doh"

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  • $\begingroup$ That works! Yes, Duck had most of the answer. The words in the sequence start with the solfege "words", but moreover, they start with the same sound as well. Try coming up with your own complete set - it was pretty tricky for me! $\endgroup$ – jamisans Aug 10 '18 at 18:36
  • $\begingroup$ How did I not see that one?! $\endgroup$ – Duck Aug 10 '18 at 18:44
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Take the first two letters of each word and then you will find the musical scale. The next one is do so it could be anything with the first two letters of DO like DOnuts. Do re mi fa so la ti do

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  • $\begingroup$ This is about 80% of the intended solution. I would argue that two of your suggestions do not work. Also, perhaps you want to add a spoiler to your answer. $\endgroup$ – jamisans Aug 5 '18 at 0:33
  • $\begingroup$ @jamisans Is there another pattern I am missing to find exactly one word? And what spoiler? $\endgroup$ – Duck Aug 5 '18 at 0:41
  • $\begingroup$ There is another part to the pattern. More than one word can work. I meant a spoiler tag so that your answer can be hidden from those who want to try to solve the puzzle on their own: puzzling.stackexchange.com/editing-help#spoilers $\endgroup$ – jamisans Aug 5 '18 at 0:56
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    $\begingroup$ That's not it. It might help to read the words aloud. $\endgroup$ – jamisans Aug 6 '18 at 2:22
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    $\begingroup$ I think @Duck's reasoning is sound, but it could be even more sound. $\endgroup$ – Bass Aug 6 '18 at 10:41

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