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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:



Jun-20-2005 09:59

1. ubiquity
2. ulterior
3. upbraid
4. unequivocal
5. undulate
6. uncate
7. ultracrepidate

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-20-2005 10:38

Well Llolly - your knowledge of words is a lot better than my knowledge of films : o ) You scored 4/5 of those attemped.

Another sterling performance from Envy - you scored 5/6 plus the bonus.

The correct answer for (4) was univocal.


Jun-20-2005 11:11

hah! See, I don't always get them all!

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-21-2005 02:23

OK ... all answers beginning with 'V':

1) adj. truthful.

2) adj. full of, or suggestive of, pleasure, esp. sensuous: pertaining to, consisting of, derived from, or ministering to, sensual pleasure: given to excess of pleasure, esp. sensual.

3) v.t. to make vile: to defame: to disparage.

4) adj. to be bought or bought over: corruptly mercenary.

5) n. gusto: spirit: animation: energy: enthusiasm that animates a poet or artist.

6) n. the act of willing or choosing: the exercise of the will: the power of determining.

Bonus: n. vexatious wrangling.

Lady Grey
Lady Grey

Jun-21-2005 08:03

1) veritas
2) dunno
3) vilify
4) venal
5) verve
6) dunno
b) dunno

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-21-2005 08:30

Lady Grey: 3/6. Pretty good. Of your answers, veritas was the only wrong one.

Actually, because it's so similar, the answer to (1) isn't 'veritable' either, just in case anyone was thinking of putting it down : o )


Jun-21-2005 10:05

1. veracious
2. voluptuous
6. volition
B. vitilitigation?

Esme Weatherwax
Esme Weatherwax

Jun-21-2005 20:51

1) veridicious
2) venerous

6 & bonus same as Envy

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-22-2005 02:11

Envy: you got all of the remainders correct, so you got the last two also Esme. Cool : o )

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-22-2005 02:29

All answers beginning with 'W':

1) n. refuse: a waster, esp. a profligate: a neglected child.

2) n. a raised streak left by the blow of a lash.

3) adj. cheerful: pleasant: attractive.

4) adj. dried up, thin, shrivelled.

5) n. a spectre: an apparition, esp. of a living person: a think, pale person (fig.).

6) adj. twisted or turned to one side: not in the right direction: expressing displeasure or irony (fig.): perverse, distorted (fig.).

Bonus: adj. fuddled (with drink, drugs, etc): dazed: dizzy: blurred, woolly, vague.

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