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Weirder Words

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1

What is a goober?

  • A flightless bird
  • An African peanut
  • An aboriginal canoe

2

What is chalcedony?

  • A mineral
  • A religious vessel
  • A native of ancient Northern Greece

3

What is rhytidectomy?

  • Surgical removal of nasel polyps
  • Surgical procedure to remove facial wrinkles
  • Surgical removal of moles

4

What is the meaning of 'tektite'?

  • A type of high-tensile plastic
  • A high explosive
  • A small glass-like stone of extra-terrestrial origin

5

What is the meaning of pret-a-porter?

  • Ready to carry
  • Ready to send
  • Ready to wear

6

What is derris?

  • An insecticide derived from plant roots
  • A dermititis-like condition on reptiles
  • Rock powder caused by glacial action

7

What is an addax?

  • An antelope
  • A snake
  • An axe with a notched reverse blade

8

Wilson's disease is a disease affecting what?

  • The lungs
  • The bone marrow
  • The nervous system and the liver

9

What kind of animal is a hoolock?

  • A gibbon
  • A sea bird
  • A sheep

10

What kind of mythological creature is a lindworm?

  • A giant worm living off lime trees
  • A dragon
  • A sea-snake

11

In Australia, what is a wonga-wonga?

  • A hundred Australian dollars
  • A white-faced pigeon
  • A swamp

12

What is 'zonda'?

  • An Italian drink
  • A Spanish dance
  • A hot dry wind of South America

13

On what kind of weapon would you find a quillon?

  • A bow
  • A sword
  • A catapult

14

Which one of these animals is excaudate?

  • A lion
  • A tiger
  • A manx cat

15

What kind of musical instrument is a sousaphone?

  • A tuba
  • A clarinet
  • A trombone

16

What is plumbago?

  • A back complaint
  • An alloy of lead and tin
  • A plant

 

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