Each of the following sentences contains clues to a set of three words that are spelled the same, except for one letter (each sentence describes a different set). Example: malt, melt, molt.
1) To reduce the strength of the enemy, the general ordered a siege of the citadel.
2) The winner of the contest won a vessel and the loser received a kick in the pants.
3) Bill tried to remove a piece of wood from the pile, but it was jammed between two logs.
4) Ed grabbed the bucket of hot water with his bare hands, causing an ache to two of his fingers.
lower = reduce
power = strength
tower = citadel
bout = contest
boat = vessel
boot = kick
stick = piece of wood
stack = pile
stuck = jammed
pail = bucket
pain = ache
pair = two
Today's brain teaser courtesy of Braingle.com.