I'm sorry about the title; I lost a bet with the '90s.

Below are five categories. Each category is united by one word in the category; furthermore, each category rule is formed in the same way as the other category.

Find the word in each category that holds the category together.

  1. pilgrim, car, antirealist, brotherhood, thornbush

  2. predator, abluent, dastard, flag, oilcloth

  3. plush, math, terminus, basinet, splotch

  4. music, nanotech, barbell, steppe, country

  5. piranha, woman, peruse, formality, map


In each category,

one word is an object; the others each hide a word associated with that object.


pilgrim, [car], antirealist, brotherhood, thornbush


predator, abluent, dastard, [flag], oilcloth


plush, [math], terminus, basinet, splotch


[music], nanotech, barbell, steppe, country


piranha, woman, peruse, formality, [map]

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    $\begingroup$ Well done! FWIW, I intended to use the "e" in "basinet" $\endgroup$ – Brandon_J Sep 27 '19 at 19:02

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