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Weirder Words 4

More weird words to get your head around. 16 Questions.

 
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1

What does the word 'farcy' mean?

  • A disease
  • Ridicule
  • To mix up

2

What is the meaning of the word 'ilium'?

  • Part of the small intestine
  • Powdered chalk
  • A waxy subtance derived from whale blubber

3

What is a pitot tube?

  • A drilling tube used in the oil industry
  • A surgical suction tube
  • A tube to measure the speed of liquids & air flow

4

What is the meaning of the word 'hodden'?

  • Homespun woollen cloth
  • A latrine
  • A shelter for animals

5

What is the meaning of the word 'liter'?

  • The American spelling of 'litre'
  • A stretcher
  • An Old English chair

6

Who or what is a 'zorro'?

  • A Mexican word meaning 'bandit'
  • A Mexican word for 'swordsman'
  • A Spanish word meaning 'fox'

7

What is a Wylie-coat?

  • A coat with pockets to conceal weapons
  • A flannel undervest or nightdress
  • A kind of goat

8

An amanuensis is...

  • A person who record's words etc by dictation
  • A Roman soldier, equivalent to corporal
  • A tree of the cherry genus

9

What is a bulbul?

  • An Asian nightingale
  • A Middle Eastern prince
  • A rice dish from Turkey

10

What is a thyratron?

  • A gas-filled valve able to carry high currents
  • A particle accelerator
  • An X-ray camera

11

What is the meaning of the word 'knag'?

  • A complaining wife
  • A knot in wood
  • An old horse

12

What is the meaning of the word 'moshav'?

  • An assistant in a synagogue
  • An Israeli agricultural settlement
  • A Jewish festival

13

What is a parvenu?

  • A Belgian courthouse
  • A French village hall
  • An upstart

14

What is shiksa?

  • A Yiddish word for a strong drink
  • A Yiddish word for a three-piece suit
  • A Yiddish word for a non-Jewish woman

15

Anaerobic means what?

  • Aerosol action
  • Increase in blood circulation due to exercise
  • Things that live in an oxygen free environment

16

What is a xyster?

  • A carbuncle
  • A kind of daisy
  • A surgeon's instrument for scraping bone

 

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