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Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-7-2005 23:57

OK ... as there are so many readers and writers here, we'll see if this is popular ...

I'll post a list of dictionary definitions and see if you can provide the word. I'll try to balance between making it too hard and making it interesting. I'll try and make it so that, even if you don't one right, you'll at least have heard the word before. For each quiz, all answers will begin with the same letter:

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Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-17-2005 01:23

All answers beginning with 'Q':

1) n. an access of faintness or sickness: a sickly feeling: an uneasines, as of conscience.

2) n. a short, clever remark, a repartee: a gibe: a quibble: a fanciful jest or action.

3) n. one who aids the enemy: a native puppet prime minister set up by an occupying foreign power.

4) n. something chewed or kept in the mouth, esp. a piece of tobacco.

5) n. a state of perplexity: dilemma: a hard plight.

6) n. a wet, boggy ground that yields or quakes underfoot.

Bonus: n. a scholastic argument: a humorous medley of tunes.

mackenzie robbin
mackenzie robbin

Jun-17-2005 02:40

1.)queasy
2.)quip
3.)quisling
4.)quid
5.)quandary
6.)quagmire


Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-17-2005 03:10

Mackenzie: 5/6 ... but queasy is wrong.

Anyone takes on 1) and the bonus silly word?

Andy702
Andy702

Jun-17-2005 03:26

I'll try:

1) qualm
bonus - quodlibet

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-17-2005 04:36

Nice one Andy ... qualm and quodlibet are correct. I have to give the prize to Mackenzie though - not only did he get all but two but he got them annoyingly quickly! : o )

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-17-2005 04:46

I'm going to have to try to make this one harder, because you're all too smart.

All answers beginning with 'R':

1) n. a teller of anecdotes (Fr)

2) n. the habit of relapsing into crime.

3) n. straightness: rightness: integrity.

4) n. a change to a better state of mind.

5) v.t. to repay (an action): to avenge: to repay (a person for): to retaliate on.

6) v.t. to plunder: to ransack: to disarray: (of a hawk) to seize only the feathers of: to injure.

Bonus: n. genre or still life pictures, esp. of sordid subjects.

Esme Weatherwax
Esme Weatherwax

Jun-17-2005 07:59

1) raconteur
2) recidivism
3) rectitude
4) resipiscence
5) requite
6) ravage
Bonus) rhyparography

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