An innocent word daydreams happily. Suddenly, two identical letters barge in and surround it. The startled word gasps "If I'd have known the twins were coming!?". The twins giggle, as they know it is too late - a new word is formed.
The question body refers to both the shorter word and to the one with the two identical letters surrounding it.
The correct expected answer is the *long* word (i.e. the one with the twin letters attached).
-1.First person at a musical performance. 3 letters
-2.SMS from a former spouse. 4
-3.Set fire to the crème de la crème. 5
-4.Poem of exaltation to a communication device. 5
-5.A tiny chirping note. 5
-6.Rank of the first woman. 5
-7.The British nobility visits every birthday. 6
8.The solid oral medicament can do it. 6
-9.Systematically train with a gold coin. 7
-10.Develop a handgun. 8