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More Marvellous Meanings
Unusual and Obscure Words
"More unusual words - most not in everyday use but fun to try and slip into a conversation! I'll give you a word, all you have to do is decide what it means. With thanks to "Chambers 20th Century Dictionary" for most definitions."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
RUDDLE has a nice ring to it - what do you think its meaning is?
A rare breed of pig
To huddle together
The next word is TOURACO - I rather like this one, but what is it?
An alcoholic drink from South America
An ancient Aztec god
A type of maize porridge
An African bird
YOLDRING - not a word that's easy to drop into a chat about the weather, but what do you think it is?
A mediaeval serf's necklet
The name of a sword in Norse mythology
Dialect name for the yellow-hammer
A type of yodelling practised in Austria
Someone has given you a ZUMBOORUK. Flumoxed? Well, see if you can work out what it is then you'll know what to do with it!
An African antelope
A middle-eastern costume
An Edwardian patent medicine
TOURBILLION - have you come across this word? What does it mean?
A very large number
A type of French soup
A deep -sea fish
The word I want to identify next is AUSCULTATION. Can you help me out? Which is the correct meaning?
Using a stethoscope
A type of mediaeval punishment
PASPALUM - now I've come across that word somewhere, what on earth is it though?
A character from Voltaire's Candide
A medical instrument
A cookery technique
Another esoteric word for you to identify - MULTURE. Any idea what it means?
A type of vulture
Would MUNDIC be a word you'd be able to slip into a chat at the bus-stop? Get the meaning right and have a go!
A type of deer
Boring or tedious
PASQUINADER is the final word for you to demystify in this quiz - what does it mean?
A cookery term
A dressage term
A lampooner or satirist
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Compiled Jun 28 12