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According to the "Merriam-Webster Dictionary", a simple definition of the term "definition" is "an explanation of the meaning of a word, phrase, etc., a statement that defines a word, phrase, etc., a statement that describes what something is, a clear or perfect example of a person or thing". Okay? Let's see if you known the meanings of the words in the following quizzes!
115 Definitions quizzes and 1,610 Definitions trivia questions.
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1.
  Match the Noun With Its Description    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the word in the right-hand column with its definition on the left-hand column. All the words are nouns (a person, place or thing).
Easier, 10 Qns, Billkozy, Feb 02 24
Easier
Billkozy
Feb 02 24
392 plays
2.
  How's Your Vocabulary?   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Come and test your vocabulary! I'll give you fifteen interesting words, see if you know what they mean.
Easier, 15 Qns, stedman, Oct 27 23
Easier
stedman editor
Oct 27 23
847 plays
3.
  A FunTrivia Vocabulary Quiz   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a fun little adopted quiz to test your vocabulary knowledge. Good luck and enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, BigTriviaDawg, Jul 27 23
Average
BigTriviaDawg gold member
Jul 27 23
681 plays
4.
  Vocabulary Quick Quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
How polished are your vocabulary skills? I will you you a definition, and you choose the correct term. But be quick! There are other vocabulary quizzes to explore!
Easier, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Aug 07 22
Easier
ponycargirl editor
Aug 07 22
583 plays
5.
  What Does That Mean?   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
You know those words you hear and you're not sure what they mean? In books you'd rely on context to get by, but when they're on their own, is it that easy? Let's see if you can work these out in isolation.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Mar 11 22
Average
rossian editor
Mar 11 22
835 plays
6.
  Definition Given, Choose the Word    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Maybe they are a part of your lexicon already, or perhaps not. Whatever the case, can you select the words that correctly match the given definitions?
Easier, 10 Qns, reedy, Mar 08 22
Easier
reedy gold member
Mar 08 22
792 plays
7.
  You May Not Know Me   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are some fairly uncommon words, but you have a 50-50 chance of selecting the correct one if you don't already know it.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Apr 13 22
Very Easy
looney_tunes editor
Apr 13 22
655 plays
8.
  Special Words, Special Meanings   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
In this quiz there are some words with special or curious characteristics. All you need to do is to match the description to the word in each case. This quiz assumes the vowels are a, e, i, o, and u - the traditional vowels of the Roman alphabet.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, masfon, Jan 12 21
Very Easy
masfon gold member
Jan 12 21
886 plays
9.
  Vocabulary Fun   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you know your vocabulary? If so, you should do well on this word quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, SKR, Jul 15 17
Average
SKR
Jul 15 17
9586 plays
10.
  What Do These Words Mean?   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
In this quiz I will give you the definition of the word and you have to choose the correct word. Sounds easy, right?
Average, 25 Qns, DakotaNorth, Mar 20 22
Average
DakotaNorth gold member
Mar 20 22
12500 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous?

From Quiz "Malvern Vocab Quiz Lesson 1"




11.
  The Best Words   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
2022 Dictionary Additions
Each year Dictionaries tend to update and add new words to their lists. The following are additions to Dictionary.com and Merriam-Websters for 2022 and I've managed to link them to work. Best of luck.
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Dec 11 22
Average
pollucci19 gold member
Dec 11 22
360 plays
12.
  Lexical Tinder Dates   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
You've matched with ten people on Tinder! Based on each person's profile, what kind of date will you plan? The word to match will be given in capital letters.
Easier, 10 Qns, LadyCaitriona, Sep 13 17
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
Easier
LadyCaitriona gold member
Sep 13 17
675 plays
13.
  Crystal Ball Stumpers 4   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Can you match these ten recent Crystal Ball words with their meanings? Have fun!
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jun 16 17
Easier
Creedy gold member
Jun 16 17
840 plays
14.
  Be Careful What You Ask For   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A boating trip on the Thames sounds a delightful prospect! But first of all we need to go shopping for a few essentials, just be careful what you ask for...or face the consequences.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, emiloony, Apr 14 23
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11
Very Easy
emiloony
Apr 14 23
1443 plays
15.
  Malvern Vocab Quiz Lesson 1   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This is Vocab Lesson 1, it applies to all the classes because we all used the same book this year. Other lessons will be soon to come, just give me some time.
Very Easy, 20 Qns, tjsoccer15, Nov 10 19
Very Easy
tjsoccer15
Nov 10 19
4141 plays
16.
  More Weird Words    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match each weird word to the proper definition.
Easier, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Feb 01 20
Easier
nyirene330
Feb 01 20
568 plays
17.
  Overachieving Definitions   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
This quiz takes you on an odd journey, directed by defining clues for ten long "overachieving" words from a Word Wizard Mini-Game scoreboard in June 2017. Figure out which word matches each leg of the trip.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Nealzineatser, Jul 02 17
Very Easy
Nealzineatser gold member
Jul 02 17
727 plays
18.
  Tough Word Vocabulary    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz on word definitions. I will give the definition and you pick the word that matches it. Feel free to consult the dictionary if necessary. Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, cardsfan_027, Apr 13 22
Easier
cardsfan_027 gold member
Apr 13 22
444 plays
19.
  Uncommon Words from A to Z   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
From Abditive to Zamboni, match each word with the proper definition.
Easier, 10 Qns, nyirene330, May 06 17
Easier
nyirene330
May 06 17
615 plays
20.
  What Do They Mean?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I present to you ten unusual words, and all you have to do is select the correct definition.
Average, 10 Qns, ozzz2002, Dec 28 21
Average
ozzz2002 gold member
Dec 28 21
334 plays
21.
  Dual Connotations    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll give you two definitions, and you give me a word that fits them both. Ex. noise a dog makes, outside covering on a tree = bark
Average, 10 Qns, wild_gal_17, Mar 19 12
Average
wild_gal_17
3962 plays
22.
  Let's Play a Game of Crambo   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Crambo is a centuries-old word guessing game with a focus on rhyming. Assume the role of a player deciphering which vocabulary word is being described. All vocabulary words will rhyme. Example in first question.
Average, 10 Qns, MacaroniPants, Jan 25 12
Average
MacaroniPants
554 plays
23.
  25 Questions: Word Definitions Multiple Choice Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
A quiz on unusual words, one for each letter of the alphabet from A to Y. (The max is 25 questions!) Match the word with the correct definition. These are tough but educational. I hope you have as much fun taking the quiz as I did looking up the words!
Tough, 25 Qns, Pat6789, Sep 08 22
Tough
Pat6789
Sep 08 22
5559 plays
24.
  It's The End Of The Word As We Know It   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Suffixes are part of our daily language use, but do you know what each suffix group denotes when it appears at the end of a word? Match the suffix to the correct definition.
Average, 10 Qns, kino76, Sep 16 17
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
Average
kino76 gold member
Sep 16 17
443 plays
25.
  Weird Words    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match these weird words with their correct definitions.
Average, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Dec 24 19
Average
nyirene330
Dec 24 19
421 plays
26.
  Defining Moments    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the word to the proper definition.
Average, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Nov 16 19
Average
nyirene330
Nov 16 19
362 plays
27.
  Word Meaning Quiz for Kids and Big People Too    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Listen to these people talk as they use a big or unfamiliar word each time they speak. Can you tell by what they say what the unfamiliar word means? You may know the meaning of more words than you realize. Have fun!
Easier, 10 Qns, oscarguy, Nov 19 17
Easier
oscarguy
Nov 19 17
4780 plays
28.
  Digestion Questioners    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about the major people who question digestion--the digestive studiers. You might want to play this in the Interactive (Flash) version so you can read the blurbs as you go along. This is my first quiz on FunTrivia, so I hope you like it!
Easier, 10 Qns, body4me, Aug 12 22
Easier
body4me
Aug 12 22
1758 plays
29.
  Intentionally Easy Meanings    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Today's society has lost faith in its education system. Let's see if they're right.
Easier, 10 Qns, DeiDei, Jan 31 16
Easier
DeiDei
4997 plays
30.
  More Misunderstood Words    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Match the descriptions with the correct words.
Average, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Aug 03 23
Average
nyirene330
Aug 03 23
940 plays
31.
  It's an "L" of a Quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
My favorite game here at Fun Trivia is Word Wizard, so I have taken it upon my self to do a word definition quiz with a little humor added. Hopefully I have done so without offending anyone.
Average, 10 Qns, Irishrosy, Aug 02 11
Average
Irishrosy
1321 plays
32.
  The Erudite Nero Wolfe    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe is an eccentric genius who occasionally employs words that are not at all well-known. From the clues given, can you deduce the meanings of ten such words? [No spoilers.]
Average, 10 Qns, lowtechmaster, Sep 03 17
Average
lowtechmaster
Sep 03 17
493 plays
33.
  Words You Can Chew On    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some words just sound good, don't they? The words in this quiz are all adjectives chosen simply because I like the way they sound. Maybe you'd like to add some to your everyday vocabulary.
Average, 10 Qns, jellow_10, Sep 04 13
Average
jellow_10
4977 plays
34.
  Call My Bluff    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Back in the days of steam T.V., there was a quiz called "Call My Bluff". Two teams would take it in turns to describe an obscure word, which the opposite team would have to identify. Here is my tribute to that show (maybe the 1st of many).
Tough, 10 Qns, awkins, May 19 19
Tough
awkins
May 19 19
1707 plays
35.
  Tough English Vocabulary 101   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
I'll give you a definition, and you match it with the words. All are multiple choice. Good luck!
Easier, 15 Qns, myth_god, Mar 16 18
Easier
myth_god
Mar 16 18
5690 plays
36.
  Thingummyjigs and Whatchamacallits    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A general quiz about thingummybobs, whatsits and doodads.
Average, 10 Qns, kino76, Sep 28 23
Average
kino76 gold member
Sep 28 23
425 plays
37.
  Are You a Walking Dictionary?    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
A simple quiz, I'll give you the dictionary meaning, or meanings - you give me the word! Some are difficult, some are quite easy, some are multiple choice, some are not!
Difficult, 25 Qns, Engadine, Sep 25 18
Difficult
Engadine
Sep 25 18
4006 plays
38.
  Call My Bluff 3    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I again revisit the BBC quiz show 'Call My Bluff'. Two teams take it in turns to describe an obscure word, which their opponents would have to correctly identify. Only one description was the true one. Here we go again.
Average, 10 Qns, awkins, Oct 01 13
Average
awkins
1204 plays
39.
  Funniest Words Ever    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The English language never ceases to amaze me. Here are ten rather silly words to weave into your vocabulary when you feel like showing off!
Average, 10 Qns, heatherlois, Oct 13 15
Average
heatherlois gold member
853 plays
40.
  Changing World of English Vocabulary    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Word-forms and word-meanings do change. Housewives became hussies, and philanderers (literally: man-lovers) became flirts. This quiz requires you to link old meanings with new ones and gives first and last letters as hints.
Average, 10 Qns, chrissie_26, Jan 26 13
Average
chrissie_26
1261 plays
41.
  Walking With Webster    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
A very hard vocabulary quiz on words that can be found in the New Merriam-Webster Dictionary. For all questions I will give you the definition and you must choose the word from the choices given. Some definitions may be shortened.
Average, 15 Qns, smarmie19, Mar 28 14
Average
smarmie19
2083 plays
42.
  Random Trip through Dictionary Land    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a random trip through dictionary land, English is a rich language if you only look into its treasure chests.
Average, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Jul 26 16
Average
Bruyere editor
2864 plays
43.
  Higher    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this quiz the one-word answer to the first question will, when put after the word higher, create a two word phrase or compound word. The answer to question two will create a two word phrase or compound word with the answer to question one and so on.
Easier, 10 Qns, j-zilch, Dec 06 14
Easier
j-zilch
551 plays
44.
  Word Definitions Multiple Choice Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
How big is your vocabulary? Try to pick the correct definitions to words in this fairly easy quiz.
Average, 15 Qns, stalkworthybabe, Aug 29 22
Average
stalkworthybabe
Aug 29 22
3264 plays
45.
  What Am I?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The answer to each question is a single word that relates to all of the clues. Put on your thinking caps.
Tough, 10 Qns, mcglee, Jan 31 04
Tough
mcglee
1022 plays
46.
  Random Promenade Through The Dictionary    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's another random trip through dictionary land, by popular request. Have a safe and pleasant journey through a standard collegiate version.
Average, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Apr 21 02
Average
Bruyere editor
2008 plays
47.
  Do You Know The Meaning?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll give you the word, you pick the definition. Try doing these without looking them up! Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, wildangels, Nov 17 23
Average
wildangels
Nov 17 23
1223 plays
48.
  Unusual Adjectives    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are 10 questions on some rather unusual adjectives. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, nerthus, Oct 24 21
Average
nerthus
Oct 24 21
2092 plays
49.
  10 Word Power Questions    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You will be quizzed on the meanings of many different words. Get out your dictionaries!
Average, 10 Qns, Eema-U, Nov 19 17
Average
Eema-U
Nov 19 17
2074 plays
50.
  The Ultimate Word Definitions Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you love words and are fascinated by their meanings this will be a piece of cake for you! I hope you might learn something new as well - enjoy. All definitions are from Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
Tough, 10 Qns, Mink, Aug 14 13
Tough
Mink
1651 plays
51.
  WebsterWorld1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Words and defintions to hopefully help us expand our vocabulary. They were taken from the Webster Dictionary and Thesarus (Deluxe Edition). 10 multiple choice. Good Luck!
Average, 10 Qns, bigwoo, Feb 17 13
Average
bigwoo gold member
2763 plays
52.
  Dictionary Depths    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This quiz digs and delves deep into the dark depths of the dictionary. It should be a challenge. Please note that this is not American specific and uses words from all areas English is used.
Tough, 15 Qns, Bruyere, Dec 31 21
Tough
Bruyere editor
Dec 31 21
746 plays
53.
  Dr Johnson's English    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Dr Johnson compiled his dictionary in 1755, and would have been very familiar with the following words; however, they have since fallen into disuse, so I'll give you the word, you select the correct meaning.
Tough, 25 Qns, kittyconner, Dec 03 21
Tough
kittyconner
Dec 03 21
854 plays
54.
  Dictionary Definitions    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How well do you know the dictionary? Here is a little quiz. Good Luck and Have Fun!
Tough, 10 Qns, thelowspark, Feb 27 18
Tough
thelowspark
Feb 27 18
2109 plays
55.
  Word Definitions I    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this quiz, I'll give you the definition, and you choose the word that best fits that definition. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, mkp51, Jan 29 05
Average
mkp51
1855 plays
56.
  WebsterWorld 2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quick quiz on word definitions.
Average, 10 Qns, bigwoo, Apr 28 20
Average
bigwoo gold member
Apr 28 20
1344 plays
57.
  Obfuscated Definitions    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The objective is to identify common objects that are described quite precisely, I hope, but in an obscure way.
Difficult, 15 Qns, OldOne, Sep 05 09
Difficult
OldOne
405 plays
58.
  Call My Bluff II    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Join me as I again return to the days of old and revisit the quiz show 'Call My Bluff'. Two teams would take it in turns to describe an obscure word, which the opposite team would have to correctly identify. Only one description is the true one.
Tough, 10 Qns, awkins, Jul 25 21
Tough
awkins
Jul 25 21
583 plays
59.
  10 Word Definitions Questions    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll supply the definition, you supply the word.
Average, 10 Qns, wizardofgore, Dec 05 08
Average
wizardofgore
1561 plays
60.
  Vocab Attack!    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
This is a vocabulary quiz that requires some thinking. You could end up inputting the wrong thing if you are not careful.
Average, 5 Qns, Violx, Dec 03 17
Average
Violx
Dec 03 17
2972 plays
61.
  Ghosts of Language Past    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Words that were once in common use, but are now effectively dead. I give you the word, you give me the meaning.
Tough, 10 Qns, wordnerd, Jun 24 02
Tough
wordnerd
944 plays
62.
  Vocabulary Trivia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a short vocabulary quiz. I will give you a definition, choose which word it is defining. Have fun!
Difficult, 10 Qns, munkaman, Apr 16 20
Difficult
munkaman
Apr 16 20
1205 plays
63.
  Word Definitions II    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Try your hand at these! I'll give you the definition; you give me the word defined. None of these should be too difficult. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, mkp51, Oct 10 22
Average
mkp51
Oct 10 22
1003 plays
64.
  Definitions of Words    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This quiz is on words I randomly picked from the Random House dictionary. It is difficult and there may be a different answer to a question. If there is, feel free to send me the answer and I may put it on the quiz. Enjoy.
Tough, 15 Qns, catfriedrice, Sep 09 21
Tough
catfriedrice
Sep 09 21
1673 plays
65.
  What Do You Mean? (3)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my final quiz on Elizabethan language. By now I hope you can at least say a few phrases. Hope you have fun!
Tough, 10 Qns, Piecrust, Mar 16 23
Tough
Piecrust
Mar 16 23
948 plays
66.
  Words, Words and More Words    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Taking this little quiz may add a word or two to your vocabulary. Then again, maybe not. Enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, sportcon, Nov 04 22
Tough
sportcon
Nov 04 22
1487 plays

Definitions Trivia Questions

1. "Mate, my workload is higher than my hat" exclaimed Richard "I've had it, I'm going to lie flat". What did Richard mean by "lie flat"?

From Quiz
The Best Words

Answer: Reject overwork

Lying flat comes from the translation of the Chinese phrase "tang ping". The phrase reflects a cultural movement in China whereby employees are rejecting the demands/pressures/workloads that are being placed upon them by their employers, generally for inadequate reward. Members of the movement are, primarily, the younger generation of Chinese workers moving away from the pressures of competition and adopting a much more minimalistic lifestyle. The Chinese government is not impressed and has deemed it a counter-culture and are seeking to repress it as efficiently as possible. The movement is seen as something akin to the anti-work movement that is localized in the United States, however, is not quite the same. Anti-work, which also made the new list of words with Dictionary.com, is a distinguishing of labour. In other words, it separates the labour that is employed to generate the production of goods and services, and the work that merely generates wealth without doing much. The movement rejects artificially incentivized work and gives the thumbs up to work that is essential.

2. This thingummyjig is a metal or plastic tube fitted round the end of your shoelace. What is it called?

From Quiz Thingummyjigs and Whatchamacallits

Answer: Aglet

Since the Roman era, aglets have been used; predominantly wealthy people would make their aglets from brass or silver. Not only used for shoelaces, aglets are used for cords and drawstrings too. The purpose of the sheath is to keep the fibres from unravelling and to make it easier to feed through eyelets. The origin of the word is from the Old French 'aguillette', which means needle.

3. What is the meaning of the word 'moot'?

From Quiz More Misunderstood Words

Answer: open for discussion

Did you get this one right? 'Moot' actually means open for debate or discussion, as in the moot court competitions they have in law school (hypothetical cases argued as an exercise.) In fact, a moot point is an issue subject to discussion and, in its original meaning, one to be determined by a group of people. However, because the collegiate 'moot courts' lack any outcome from these theoretical exercises, it has come to take on the meaning of 'unimportant or irrelevant', so it is understandable how the meaning can be confused. In any case, it is not a 'mute' point!

4. What is the meaning of the word "labile", which is used in chemistry as well as in the social sciences?

From Quiz It's an "L" of a Quiz

Answer: open to change

Labile is defined as open to change, temperamental, moody, or in chemistry as constantly changing. The word labile is used in chemistry as in "a labile compound". In Social Sciences it is more likely to describe an emotionally labile person. Example of its use: Are most quiz authors labile when they read their editor's comments? Or: Are most quiz editors labile when they edit quiz author's presentations? Or: None of the above.

5. What do you call a person who studies the stomach?

From Quiz Digestion Questioners

Answer: gastrologist

The prefix "gastro-" refers to the stomach. Since the stomach is made of smooth muscle, it may also be studied by myologists. Myologists are the studiers of muscle.

6. Umbra - Choose the true meaning.

From Quiz Call My Bluff 3

Answer: An UMBRA is a dark area, especially the darkest part of a shadow, where all light is cut off. In astronomy, it would be the darkest region of a sunspot.

An UMBRA can also be the completely dark portion of the shadow thrown by a heavenly body during an eclipse. I have no idea if there is a special tool for chisels, and I really don't want to know.

7. Bloviate - Choose the true meaning.

From Quiz Call My Bluff II

Answer: A politician would be the perfect person to BLOVIATE. It means to speak at length in a pompous manner.

I like this term. It seems very descriptive.

8. Pintle - Choose the true meaning.

From Quiz Call My Bluff

Answer: A PINTLE is the pin which holds a hinge together. It is the bar around which the hinge turns. It can also be any pin around which another part pivots.

It can also be the ball hitch for trailers on the back of a vehicle. Thanks to 'Dictionary.com' for verifying all the correct answers. All incorrect answers were made up by me.

9. Hi! I'm always working with ladybugs, ants, termites, and other creepy crawlers. They call me an entomologist. What do you suppose an entomologist is?

From Quiz Word Meaning Quiz for Kids and Big People Too

Answer: a scientist who studies insects

An entomologist studies insects. The job of an exterminator is to eliminate unwanted insects.

10. What is the classic comestible colloidal suspension of avian substances, oft touted for its alleged curative properties?

From Quiz Obfuscated Definitions

Answer: chicken soup

Edible particles of bird suspended in liquid might be a few different soups, but the classic one is chicken. Many cultures have arrived at the conclusion that soup cures colds.

11. Unctuous, fawning, or smarmy:

From Quiz Word Definitions II

Answer: oleaginous

Derived from the Latin "ole├Ąginous", meaning "of the olive".

12. What is a marsupial?

From Quiz Word Power

Answer: mammal with pouch

Kangaroos, and also many other Australian animals, are marsupials. An animal that stays awake at night is a nocturnal animal.

13. Lacking harmony or agreement; incompatible:

From Quiz Word Definitions I

Answer: incongruous

Derived from the Latin "incongruus," meaning "not congruous or harmonious."

14. Food, ointment or perfume of the Greek and Roman gods or something extremely pleasing to taste or smell. What is this word?

From Quiz Are You a Walking Dictionary?

Answer: Ambrosia

Ambrosia is a Latin noun, from the Greek, literally meaning immortality. From 'ambrotos immortal'.

15. What is an alexandrine?

From Quiz Dr Johnson's English

Answer: a line of poetry

The line of poetry consists of 12 syllables, and iss arranged in couplets. The term was originally from the French.

16. What was a 'girl' to Chaucer?

From Quiz Ghosts of Language Past

Answer: A young person of either sex

And a 'harlot' was a boy. My, how words do change.

17. To corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of a lesser value?

From Quiz Malvern Vocab Quiz Lesson 1

Answer: adulterate

verb. Some synonyms are: contaminate, pollute, sully

18. Which word does NOT refer to puppets?

From Quiz Dictionary Depths

Answer: Pangolin

A pangolin is a Malaysian anteater. Guignol is Punch and Judy from Lyons originally, and a Pantin is a sort of hand type puppet or a puppet on a stick with strings.

19. What is a periscope?

From Quiz Intentionally Easy Meanings

Answer: Instrument used to see things above the surface of the water

An instrument on a submarine that is used to see ships, land or other things above the surface of the water. Periscopes can also be used in other situations where it is desired to see an area which is obstructed from direct vision, such as out of a tank, or over a parapet.

20. Music, sung or played as through speaking or reciting.

From Quiz Vocabulary Trivia

Answer: Parlando

Stacatto means: Music, charactarized by performance in which the notes are abruuptly disconnected. Ramentum means: A scraping, shaving or particle. Clupeoid means: Resembling a fish.

21. Which word means 'a sermon'?

From Quiz WebsterWorld1

Answer: homily

22. This word has two meanings: 1.) A spiny shrub of Europe and Africa. 2.) A conventionalized representation of its leaf, used as an ornament in architecture?

From Quiz What Do These Words Mean?

Answer: Acanthus

23. What is the process of raising blisters on the skin?

From Quiz A FunTrivia Vocabulary Quiz

Answer: vesication

Vesication is a blister on the skin. The root of the word comes from the Latin word "vesicula" meaning little bladder. Another term similar and interchangeable with a vesication is an abscess. A boil is also similar to a vesication with the exception that boils have a thinner layer of skin on top. Now, if you were to mess with a vespiary you likely would end up with a vesication. A vespiary is a wasps' nest! The meaning of videlicet is that is to say or it is permitted to see. Most often videlicet will be seen in its abbreviated form, "viz." Finally, victual means food or provision or anything that can be eaten.

24. What is the meaning of horripilant?

From Quiz Word Definitions

Answer: Having goosebumps

I love this word. It's from Latin : horrere - bristle and pilus - hair. The verb is horripilate, which is even better.

25. A hairy perennial mint with small pungently aromatic leaves?

From Quiz Walking With Webster

Answer: Pennyroyal

penurious - the state of being in extreme poverty; Pennon - a ribboned flag on the end of a lance; penchant- an inclination

26. What does 'iron-witted' mean?

From Quiz What Do You Mean? (3)

Answer: unfeeling

'This iron-witted teacher refuses to grade on a curve.'

27. A false Solomon's seal:

From Quiz Random Trip through Dictionary Land

Answer: an herb, lily family

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