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Play Vocabulary Topic Mash! - Scores
What do you know about this topic? Play this mixed game to try a little bit of everything!
folder Alphabetical Words (192, 1 new) folder Definitions (82)
folder Unusual and Obscure Words (87, 1 new) folder Words by Decade (11)
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1 Gimme Sympathy
Gimme gimme never gets, but these individuals didn't care about manners. They really needed something! Can you tell me what? All scenarios are fictional.
Average
10 Q
Squisher
Dec 20 09
4824 plays
2 What's In Your Portmanteau?
Here's a categorical look at portmanteau words, new words made by blending parts of two other words together, a frankenword if you will. For example, add "motor" to "hotel" and you get "motel". Some questions have an American slant. Enjoy!
Easy
20 Q
Polaris101
Sep 10 09
3390 plays
3 Lexical Ovines
As a member of the Inter-Continental Ballistic Sheep for the Amazing Trivia Race, I've compiled a quiz with ten words with a connection to sheep, though not all are used when referring to our woollen pals. Enjoy!
Easy
10 Q
eburge
Feb 21 12
3690 plays
4 Words Easily Confused
The English language contains a number of words that sound so similar they are confused very easily. In large part, these are homophones, but this is not always the case. Please partake in this quiz as we sample some of these awkward cases. Good luck!
Average
10 Q
thejazzkickazz
Jan 07 05
12798 plays
5 The Secret
Ten words for you all related to the word "Secret" in some way. Part of each answer is given to you in a photo clue. Remember to check the number of letters required each time - and have fun.
Average
10 Q
Creedy
May 02 15
297 plays
6 Crossword Words
Have you ever noticed that crosswords and crossword compilers seem to have their own obscure language? Words that you'd never think of using in everyday conversation appear in crosswords with head-scratching frequency. Here are a few of them!
Average
10 Q
NatalieW
Dec 09 03
5466 plays
7 Odd Ducks
Not every duck waddles on land and swims in water. A few are even darn difficult. So... are you going to duck this quiz?
Tough
10 Q
uglybird
Jul 13 07
3072 plays
8 The Dog Ate My Dictionary!
My dog, Lexi, has always loved words -- but instead of eating my homework, she ate my dictionary! Now, as I search through the shredded pages to see what remains, I see a canine theme developing...
Easy
10 Q
darthrevan89
Feb 10 11
3072 plays
9 Easily Confused Words
Confusing words doesn't look too good and may give people the wrong idea about you. Here are some common malapropisms and the like.
Average
10 Q
bloomsby
Dec 02 13
1401 plays
10 What is the Right Word for Such People?
I'm a great fan of the right word. Some words are so perfectly suited that we really should use them whenever possible. Here are some situations where the perfect word is offered for the people described. Can you find that word?
Average
15 Q
smeone
Nov 03 14
792 plays
11 Am I Clumsy, Unlucky or What?
I am the queen of clumsiness today. I think I should have stayed in bed and I do mean all day!
Average
10 Q
funnytrivianna
Nov 06 07
3909 plays
12 Am I Clumsy, Unlucky or What? Part Two
You think my last clumsy episode was unbelievable. Wait until you hear about this one!
Easy
10 Q
funnytrivianna
Feb 02 08
4311 plays
13 I've Got Mono
Nanny Woo is not feeling well. She has been infected with the dreaded funtrivia bug. Can you help her with a diagnosis and a cure?
Very Easy
10 Q
nannywoo
Nov 02 12
1008 plays
14 The Sith Academy: Vocabulary Class
Take on the role of a wannabe Sith apprentice, and begin your trials on the path to darkness. Your challenge is a vocabulary exam, involving the names of past Sith Lords. All questions are strictly vocabulary, no knowledge of "Star Wars" is needed.
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10 Q
darthrevan89
Feb 01 09
948 plays
15 Laughter, the Best Medicine
Laughter is the best medicine as the saying goes, but the average adult only laughs 7 times in a day, let's work on our average! I'll give you some clues and you fill in the blank with the laughter word described.
Average
10 Q
Bruyere
Sep 07 01
7527 plays
16 More Crossword Words
More weird words from the obscure language of the crossword compiler. Once again, any dictionary definitions are taken from the Oxford English Dictionary Online, www.oed.com.
Average
10 Q
NatalieW
Dec 17 03
3204 plays
17 What Did Shakespeare Mean By That?
Some words used in Shakespeare's time are still with us - but mean something *very* different today than when Shakespeare was using them. You might be surprised at how different the meanings of these common words are when used by the Bard of Avon!
Tough
10 Q
merylfederman
Dec 24 12
651 plays
18 What is the Right Word for Such People? Part II
I enjoyed writing the first quiz on this topic, and from your feedback, you seemed to like playing it. So let's get the words right again Fun Trivia players!
Average
15 Q
smeone
Nov 28 14
555 plays
19 Double sound words live. Get on your "Gee-Gee"!
Did you call your toy train a "choo-choo" or a "puff-puff" ? When we grow up we still like those words with the sound repetitions. Have an "away-day" with these questions about them.
Easy
10 Q
Philian
May 27 03
11742 plays
20 Double sound words return. It's "easy-peasy".
Just when you thought there could be no more "double-sound" words the following 10 escaped from the depths of the dictionary. Don't tell Lulu !
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10 Q
Philian
Jun 02 03
7230 plays
21 Double sound words yet again.Now don't go "gaga" !
More dregs from the double sound words that have sneaked into the dictionary. Again you have to sort out the meaning with your usual "razzamatazz".
Average
10 Q
Philian
May 25 03
5787 plays
22 Western Wranglers Wrangling Whatchamacallits
Jump in the saddle and come with me, it is time to become a word wrangler. We have many stray dogies on the prairie that need to be rounded up. Can you rope in these words from the definitions provided? Yeehaw and giddy up.
Average
10 Q
tazman6619
Dec 31 11
546 plays
23 Witches Are Good at Spell-ing
Welcome to Star's School of Practical Spell-ing. Can you graduate without turning yourself into a frog, or worse?
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10 Q
StarStruck60
Jul 14 09
1575 plays
24 Poly wanna learn a new word?
There are more than 120 words in my dictionary starting with the letters "poly-". Most (but not all!) of them are based on the Greek-originating prefix meaning "much" or "many". This quiz takes a look at some of these "poly" words.
Average
15 Q
lorance79
Sep 21 11
876 plays
25 Malapropisms - The Pineapple of Word Quizzes
A character from Sheridan's play 'The Rivals', Mrs Malaprop would misuse words by substituting a similar sounding but wrong word in its place - hence malapropism. In this quiz, select the word that should have been used in place of the 'malapropism'.
Very Easy
10 Q
Honggui
Apr 01 08
3513 plays
26 Blend words again. More unusual combinations.
Join "smoke" with "fog" and you get "smog". It's sometimes that easy to get a new blend word. But do you always know where the bits come from and what the new word means? Some British - some U.S.A.
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10 Q
Philian
Jun 07 03
4134 plays
27 Strictly Speaking
I have an uncanny ability for finding the wrong word. Do you? Try this quiz and see. Words that might need attention will be placed in ALL CAPS.
Difficult
10 Q
uglybird
Aug 14 05
3201 plays
28 Am I Clumsy, Unlucky or What? Part Three!
Well, you thought I was finished with these stories? I have one more wild adventure to tell you about. For the complete story read the interesting information after the answers.
Average
10 Q
funnytrivianna
May 28 08
1737 plays
29 Where Did You Get that Hat?
Heads up! This is a quiz about hats from around the world. Your task is to match the headgear with its country of origin, its history or its wearer.
Tough
10 Q
Cymruambyth
Aug 04 09
1521 plays
30 As Shakespeare Might Have Said...
Many of the words that were commonly used in Shakespeare's time have become what etymologists call archaisms or antique words. How many of these antique words can you identify correctly?
Tough
10 Q
Cymruambyth
Oct 25 05
1761 plays
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Last Updated Jun 02 15 11:34 AM


Some sample questions from this category:

* What is Keraunothnetophobia a fear of?
* Which word in English has two meanings both exactly the opposite of each other?
* Sheridan's play 'The Rivals' introduced a word into English. One of the characters was always confusing between similar sounding words. What word?
* What distinction does the animal aardvark hold in English?
* Which of the following words is an example of Onomatopoeia (a type of word)?


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