They don't rhyme?
A recent Visual Thesaurus Word of the Day email indicated that "remonstrate" and "demonstrate" were rhymes. A more recent one said:
The rupt that you see in bankrupt proceeds from the same ultimate source as the one you see in disrupt and interrupt, though it's easy to overlook the similarity because of pronunciation differences. Latin rumpere, "break," lurks in the background.So this time when I looked them up, there was no support for the claim - not even a "sometimes" entry lurking in the background. There's some stuff going on with the "bank-" part, and the stress is shifted, but still ... "pronunciation differences" strong enough that you wouldn't associate the "-rupt" of these three words?
What's up with the guys at Visual Thesaurus? Where do they come from, that they don't rhyme these words?