Find the letters that end and begin each set of words. Order the letters to spell a type of fly:
Example: LAM_ _ROOM LAMB BROOM
ARROY_ _NAGER ALUMN_ _VAIL SHAR_ _ILL SKI_ _AIL FLA_ _RACE SPA_ _AILED
The kind of fly is DRAGON -- a dragonfly.
This puzzle is hard because SHAR_ and _ILL can be SHARK and KILL, SHARP and PILL, or SHARD and DILL. SKI_ and _AIL can be SKIN and NAIL or SKIP and PAIL. Maybe it's easier to think of six-letter words for kinds of flies. If DRAGON comes to you, then the rest is easy:
By the way, an "alumna" is a female alumnus -- a woman who has graduated from a college or university.
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