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The Weird and Wonderful Words Quiz #1

Obscure words for simple words? I'm not batrachophagous. 10 Questions.

 
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What is the meaning of ''alcazar'', first recorded in the 12th century?

  • A Spanish palace or fortress.
  • Winding or circuitous.
  • Resembling an eel.
  • Shrewd.

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What is the meaning of ''chad'', first recorded in 1930, its origin is unknown?

  • Deep blue sky.
  • A piece of waste paper produced by punching a hole.
  • A rooster in a fairy tail.
  • A person who peddles books, newspapers, or other writings.

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What is the meaning of ''comess'', of West Indian origin?

  • Elegance or neatness of literally or artistic style.
  • Like leather.
  • A confused or noisy situation.
  • Threatening, punitive, or vengeful.

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What is the meaning of ''emacity''?

  • Fondness for buying things.
  • Reddening or blushing.
  • Funeral rites.
  • A happy ending to a story.

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What is the meaning of ''etui'', first recorded in the 1610s, originating from French?

  • A political rebel.
  • Outside or beyond the physical World.
  • Tears.
  • A small ornamental case for holding needles, cosmetics, and other articles.

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What is the meaning of ''pinguid'', first recorded in the 1630s, originating from Latin?

  • A beaver skin.
  • Resembling fat; oily or greasy.
  • A commotion or fuss.
  • Second-hand.

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What is the meaning of ''shallop'', first recorded in the 1570s, originating from the French word ''sloop''?

  • Resembling a net.
  • Rust-coloured.
  • A light sailing boat used chiefly for coastal fishing.
  • A porter at an airport.

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What is the meaning of ''umbriferous''?

  • Shady.
  • A sour juice obtained from crab apples or unripe grapes.
  • A waiter or waitress.
  • Proud and overbearing.

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What is the meaning of ''thalassic'' ?

  • A light meal, especially lunch.
  • Extreme superstition about the number thirteen.
  • Transparent.
  • Relating to the sea.

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What is the meaning of ''winebibber'', first recorded in 1530s, originating from the German language?

  • A heavy drinker.
  • Exhausted or slightly unwell.
  • Neighbouring or adjacent.
  • The worship of animals.

 

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