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"Tests your knowledge of words etymologically derived from anatomical roots. xaosdog (xaosdog.com) attests that each word appearing in this quiz has been accepted as a legitimate English word by at least one major dictionary AND one minor dictionary."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
'Captain' comes from:
A Latin word meaning 'arm.'
A Greek word meaning 'vision.'
A Greek word meaning 'shoulder.'
A Latin word meaning 'head.'
'Corporation' comes from:
A Greek word meaning 'stomach.'
A Latin word meaning 'fat.'
A Latin word meaning 'body.'
A Greek word meaning 'fist.'
Having shapely buttocks.
Having bushy eyebrows.
Having thick lips.
Having broad shoulders.
Harder than bone.
Having a bumpy ridge on the skull.
Completely smooth of feature.
Possessing a protruding abdomen.
Strong of thews.
Capable of powerful eructation.
Having healthy lungs.
Without strong bones.
Possessing a protruding chin.
Having a spiny or prickly rump.
Lacking a hard exoskeleton.
Rule by brains.
Rule by force.
Rule by gut instinct.
Rule by joint commission.
Sleight of hand.
Flattening the belly.
'Avocado', 'orchid' and 'rutabaga' -- among other words -- have something etymologically in common, although all three come from entirely different linguistic genealogies. What is the etymological point of contact among the three words?
The sexual desire to be tortured.
The sexual desire to be spat upon.
The act of staring at someone's crotch.
The act of licking someone's feet.
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Compiled Dec 04 13