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Under Pressure

Created by john_sunseri

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Under Pressure game quiz
"No, not about the Queen song (though that's where the challenge came from)--rather, some words that appear under 'pressure' in the dictionary. Enjoy!"

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. This word comes from the Latin for a juggler's tricks, through the French for juggler or conjurer, and now it means 'sleight of hand' or 'legerdemain'. What is this 16-letter mouthful?
    Answer: (One Word)


2. This rather disgusting word is defined as pertaining to the stage of inflammation of a wound, before it starts producing pus. Ugh. What is it?
    Presuppurative
    Prespiracular
    Prepussation
    Prestressive


3. This French phrase means, literally, 'ready-to-wear', and is often translated as 'off the peg'. It's also the title of a 1994 Robert Altman movie. What is it?
    Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose
    Première dame
    Provocateur
    Prêt-à-porter


4. Here's a common word that means to take for granted, or to suppose. It's also part of the famous phrase Stanley said to Livingstone. What's the seven-letter word?
    Answer: (One Word)


5. What is the administrative capital of South Africa and the capital of Transvaal?
    Preuilly-la-Ville
    Preshoek
    Pretoria
    Prewusi


6. It can be either crispy or soft, but it's usually baked in the shape of a knot and then salted. What is it?
    Answer: (One Word)


7. 'Quick' or 'quickly' in Italian, this word represents a rapid tempo in music. What is it?
    Profondo
    Pregno
    Primavera
    Presto


8. In Christian mythology, this figure was supposed to have been the ruler of a Christian kingdom somewhere among the heathens and Muslims in the East (or in Africa--the stories are a little fuzzy). Who was this great ruler?
    Priam
    Polycleitos
    Pythagoras
    Prester John


9. What is a fancy, 11-letter word for 'to lie' or 'to deliberately misstate' or 'to speak falsely'? The root of this word is in the Latin for 'bent' or 'bow-legged' (as in bending or circling the truth).
    Answer: (One Word)


10. I'd never heard of this word, but it's a fascinating one: what's the term for someone who believes that most or all of the prophecies of the Apocalypse have already happened?
    Propugnator
    Preterist
    Proscenist
    Prescriptivist


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Compiled Jun 28 12