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Y as Vowel Words Quiz

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Definition
Word
Hurricane or typhoon
The words to a song
A cruel ruler
Device for making injections
Faun. Also, a lecherous man
Fool's gold
Jewish place of worship
Legendary story
The study of word origins
The west wind
Underground burial place
Definition
Word
Bottomless chasm
Eight bits
Pile on which the dead are burned
Religious song
Prearranged meeting, often between lovers
A series of rulers from one family
Word with the same sound but a different meaning
Resin given to Jesus by the Magi
Ancient stringed instrument
Opposite of utopia
Nearsighted
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(63)
Could you accept synagog as spelling for synagogue? I was under the impression that synagog is an accepted spelling for synagogue and wikipedia agrees. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synagogue "A synagogue (from Koine Greek: συναγωγή transliterated synagogē, meaning "assembly"), sometimes spelt synagog, is a Jewish or Samaritan house of prayer"
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Feb 22, 2013
Synagog will work now
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Jul 15, 2016
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Maybe also think about accepting hypodermic needle for syringe? I know the hypodermic needle is attached to a syringe upon injection, but both could technically be considered devices.
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Feb 22, 2013
(56)
Hypodermic needle is not a word, it is two words.
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Feb 22, 2013
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"hypodermic, adj. (and n.) 1b Used as n.: A hypodermic remedy. Also, a hypodermic injection or syringe. 1875. H.C. WOOD Treat. Therapeutics (1879) 227 In cases of severe pain, hypodermics are invaluable. 1893. I.K. FUNK et al. Standard Dict. Eng. Lang. Hypodermic, a hypodermic syringe or injection. 1907 I. MCISAAC Primary Nursing Technique vii. 104 Hypodermics are given in the chest or fleshy part of the arm or thigh. 1969 Dialy Tel. 11 Apr. 28/5 He..preferred a hypodermic of nicotine to a cigarette inhaled. 1970 Daily Tel. 18 Sept. (Colour Suppl.) 18 Divers..began to use large hypodermics designed to inject a 10 c.c. dose of formalin, enough to kill a starfish within hours." Oxford English Dictionary
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Nov 10, 2016
(65)
"hypodermic n. 1. A hypodermic injection. 2. A hypodermic needle. 3. A hypodermic syringe." The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
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Nov 10, 2016
(55)
+1 on hypodermic
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Nov 10, 2016
Thanks for posting evidence @cpgatbyu. Hypodermic will work now.
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Nov 10, 2016
(67)
What about a hypospray...like from Star trek... /don't look at me that way // there was a marathon the other day
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Nov 10, 2016
(1)
Star Trek Is AWESOME!!!
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Nov 11, 2016
(63)
Darn you "synagogue"!! Couldn't spell that to save my life.
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Feb 22, 2013
(68)
Maybe "tornado" or "twister" would be a better clue for cyclone? Technically typhoons and hurricanes are "tropical cyclones."
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Feb 22, 2013
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A tornado occurs on land, whereas hurricanes and such occur over tropical waters. A hurricane happens over the Atlantic Ocean, a cyclone happens over the Pacific Ocean, and a typhoon happens over the Indian Ocean. They are all names for the same type of storm, but a tornado or twister is a completely different phenomenon.
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Feb 24, 2013
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A few things - hurricanes occur over the Atlantic Ocean, yes, but typhoons occur over the Pacific Ocean, not Indian. Cyclones, on the other hand, can occur anywhere. A cyclone in the Atlantic might become a hurricane if it becomes strong enough, and a cyclone in the pacific might become a typhoon. But yeah, tornadoes are completely unrelated.
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Nov 10, 2016
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My grandparents always called a tornado a cyclone - they were born in the 1890s and I don't hear it used much these days for tornado, but the Merriam-Webster dictionary says, "Definition of cyclone for Students. 1 : a storm or system of winds that rotates about a center of low atmospheric pressure and that moves forward at a speed of 20 to 30 miles (30 to 50 kilometers) an hour and often brings heavy rain. 2 : tornado." I also read a "tall tale" as a child about Pecos Bill and the Cyclone and Bill lassoed and rode a tornado in the story. Tornado and cyclone were once used interchangeably.
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Nov 10, 2016
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Irrespective of whether it comes from the Indian or the Pacific ocean, the term 'cyclone' is used by the national weather service in Australia.
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Nov 10, 2016
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Iowa State University would tend to disagree. Not many typhoons or hurricanes in Iowa, yet they are the Cyclones? There are fairly frequent tornadoes though....
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Nov 14, 2016
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I put Myopia because that's the noun of nearsightedness, I feel that should be an acceptable answer unless the clue is changed to the "one who is nearsighted is"
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Feb 22, 2013
(50)
Adjective to adjective.
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Feb 23, 2013
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http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/myopia It is a noun.
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Feb 24, 2013
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Yes, "myopia" is a noun, but "nearsighted" isn't.
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Feb 4, 2014
(50)
Too much whining about trivial matters.
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Feb 23, 2013
(66)
Legendary story: odyssey?
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Aug 23, 2014
(50)
Maybe if you mean the title, but the word means journey.
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Aug 30, 2014
(44)
two bits, four bits, six bits, a dollar! All for quizzes stand up and holler!
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Jul 15, 2016
(65)
That's why I got hung up trying to think of a synonym (another fitting word by the way) for dollar that fit the quiz!
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Nov 10, 2016
(68)
Same here.
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Nov 10, 2016
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My favourite non-vowel word is rhythm. Rhythm is my nephew's middle name.
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Nov 10, 2016
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My favorite y vowel place is Kyrgyzstan.
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Nov 10, 2016
(47)
I think Naypyidaw deserves an honourable mention for managing to squeeze a "y" on either side of another letter.
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Nov 11, 2016
(58)
How is it non-vowel?
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Nov 11, 2016
(61)
Syzygy. Nuff said.
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Nov 10, 2016
(61)
Came up with hypodermic. Couldn't come up with syringe.
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Nov 10, 2016
(48)
great zephyr inclusion. I always think of RHCP
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Nov 10, 2016
(51)
Zyzzyx - An exit on Interstate 15 between L.A. and Las Vegas.
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Nov 10, 2016
(66)
A homoPHONE is the word with the same sound. A homoNYM is exactly the same word, but with different meaning.
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Nov 10, 2016
(49)
this ^
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Nov 11, 2016
(49)
Polyseme could also work here
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Nov 11, 2016
(29)
Quite a difficult quiz!
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Nov 13, 2016
(57)
Lecherous man? Tried Trymp, but it didn't work - please adjust.
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Nov 15, 2016
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