Thanks to Ben Ross for starting this list (which contains more than 10 words, as you see) with 'bulb', 'silver', 'purple' and 'month'. People started inventing silly words such as 'nirple' to try to refute some of these, and the dispute about whether lozenge rhymes with orange will never be settled.
"Pleasingly," said Stig Abell.
From Greg Callus, who also nominated "acrid", which was accepted, and "balk", which was not (it rhymes with "caulk", as Matthew Bailey pointed out).
Nominated by Rob Davies.
Tom Startup, who said he became "obsessed" with these.
Suggested by Citizen Sane, who also nominated "squadron".
6. Width, depth, breadth
From Alex Bigham. Which led us, via "sixth" (David Steele) to most ordinal numbers, such as "eighth", "twelfth" and "hundredth" (Colin Forster).
Tom Startup, too.
9. Filth, filthy
Tom Startup, three.
Nominated by Ben Ross.
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