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A Vocabulary Words Quiz

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Definition
Word
Diamond-shaped sock pattern
To wither from disuse
Able to be heard
Greed
Dry
Person of noble rank
Leader of a monastery
In music, a quick, lively tempo
Fear of open spaces or crowds
First letter in Hebrew alphabet
Graduates of a university
Definition
Word
Slaughterhouse
The absence of government or laws
Bottomless pit
Apogee, zenith, acme, summit
Sun-dried brick, as a building material
Transformation of base metals into gold
Ye olde pharmacy
Wormwood liquor
Before the Civil War
Indifference; lack of enthusiasm
Book of maps
Answer Stats
Definition
Word
% Correct
Your %
+2
level 22
Jul 17, 2012
Birlliant - very varied & good clues. Thank you!!
+1
level 50
Feb 12, 2013
Can't believe I got aleph and missed abyss. Could absynthe count or is that just plain wrong?
+1
level 17
Apr 5, 2013
Alumnea should of worked or any variation of alumnus.
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level ∞
Oct 22, 2014
Do you mean alumnae? That will work now.
+1
level 38
Jan 1, 2015
I guess no one else is bothered by the description for "alchemy." Transmutation of metals, as far as I know, was just one of the varied pursuits of alchemists. But I guess I just didn't see the forest while searching for a tree.
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level 56
Jan 1, 2018
Yes, but it is definitely the most famous of the alchemists' pursuits. When people use "alchemy" in modern times, they are usually use it metaphorically to suggest someone is on a hopeless quest to convert something useless into something useful.
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level 57
Jan 1, 2015
Antebellum is before any war, not just a civil war.
+2
level 60
Jan 1, 2015
No, in historical studies "The Antebellum Era" refers specifically to the period in American history leading to the American Civil War, just as "Interwar period" means 1919-1939, because nobody is really confused as which wars are being referred to.
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level 43
Feb 5, 2015
But the classical meaning of the phrase "Antebellum" in general is a period before a war, like "Postbellum" is the period following the war. Every country will have numerous periods before wars, so I agree that civil should be removed from the clue
+3
level 31
Jun 2, 2015
If you're going to be US centric (groan) you might at least say which civil war you're referring to. Other countries have had them you know.
+1
level 70
Mar 28, 2017
Agree with both dragvold and Yesitall.
+1
level 56
Jan 1, 2018
Yes, "Antebellum" with a capital A means "before the Civil War" in U.S. studies, but the word "antebellum" itself just means "before the war." I agree that "civil" should be removed from the clue.
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level 65
Jan 3, 2018
I agree that the current definition needs to be changed. Antebellum is the situation before any war. And if you want to needlessly restrict it to a single country, at least specify which one.
+1
level 72
Jan 4, 2018
speaking of (groaning).... see all comments that preceded this one
+1
level 36
Jan 4, 2015
I would have gotten 12/13 if I could spell...
+1
level 66
Jan 8, 2015
For some reason I thought absinthe was spelled with a y ("absynthe). Now that I look at them both, neither looks right. :P Must not be a good morning for my brain. :(
+2
level 67
Jan 1, 2018
Absinthe makes the heart grow warmer.
+1
level 54
Jul 8, 2016
What about 'aloud' for able to be heard?
+1
level 46
Jan 15, 2018
Aloud is an adverb, and doesn't have quite the same meaning.
+1
level 70
Mar 28, 2017
Aha, "accomplice." Kept trying varieties of "abettor" and "accessory."
+1
level 76
Mar 29, 2017
Tried accessory first, should be accepted.
+1
level 74
Mar 29, 2017
Yes, abettor would be a good addition.
+1
level ∞
Mar 29, 2017
That's the difficulty in making quizzes like this. In any case, I removed that word and replaced it with abattoir.
+1
level 78
Mar 28, 2017
Accessory and abettor definitely should be allowed. Auditory in some usages can be argued as well.
+1
level 78
Mar 29, 2017
Need to learn to spell athropy. Obviously not spelled like that. I can never figure out where to put the H! - Hate it when something that is EASY to spell has a zillion varieties and when I can't spell it then that's never allowed..
+1
level 78
Mar 30, 2017
Auditory and audibly are two more forms that in practice, like audible, pertain to able to be heard.
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level 46
Jan 15, 2018
Auditory just means related to hearing, not something that can be heard. And audibly is the adverb form of audible.
+1
level 7
Nov 23, 2017
You'd think I could remember that andante is pretty much the opposite of allegro.
+1
level 61
Dec 20, 2017
I'm British, and 'antebellum' always means 'pre-American Civil War' to me.
+1
level 72
Jan 4, 2018
probably because you know something about history
+1
level 55
Jan 1, 2018
I was stuck on aural and could not come up with audible... erg!!
+1
level 66
Jan 2, 2018
ennui for apathy?
+1
level 55
Jan 14, 2018
starts with ''a'', not ''e''!
+1
level 70
Jan 2, 2018
Apotheosis for apex?
+1
level 72
Jan 4, 2018
The Aristrocrats!!

darn it. only one I missed.
+1
level 62
Jan 4, 2018
Another appropriate response for "dry" is anhydrous, especially in chemistry. That might be worth adding.
+2
level 46
Jan 15, 2018
Dang it, I only missed argyle because I thought it was spelled "argyll."
+1
level 57
Mar 26, 2018
That is now the correct spelling for the Scottish county for which the pattern is named. The old spelling is normally used for the pattern, though I think it would be reasonable to allow Argyll.
+1
level 75
Mar 5, 2018
Indifference; lack of enthusiasm = ambivalence?
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