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B Vocabulary Words Quiz #1

Guess these vocabulary words that start with the letter B.
Last updated: March 29, 2017
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Definition
Word
Female ballet dancer
Ballerina
Coffee shop employee
Barista
Middle Eastern marketplace
Bazaar
Whale fat
Blubber
Old Russian woman
Babushka
Full body and face garment
for Muslim women
Burka
Study of bullet flight
Ballistics
Marshy river of Louisiana
Bayou
Able to float
Buoyant
Extortion
Blackmail
Naval embargo
Blockade
Definition
Word
Bulk gold or silver
Bullion
Enemy aircraft (slang)
Bogey or Bandit
Short blessing following a church service
Benediction
Singing voice between bass and tenor
Baritone
Ornately detailed in the style of the 17th century
Baroque
Crustacean that attaches to rocks or ships
Barnacle
Unconventional, artistic person;
especially in turn-of-the-century Paris
Bohemian
Type of British lawyer
Barrister
The 5th element
Boron
House of ill repute
Brothel or Bordello
Ski mask
Balaclava
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level 22
Jul 17, 2012
balaclava??? really???
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level 78
Oct 30, 2014
Yes. Really. They're actually pretty common.
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level 75
Jan 10, 2017
I'd never heard of a balaclava until I started watching Midsomer Murders. Here in the US I only ever heard them called ski masks.
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level 38
Apr 21, 2018
submarine bases in Crimea are common? who knew ... ☺
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level 69
Jan 15, 2018
Have always seen "balaclava" used referring to auto racers' face coverings.
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level 75
Aug 31, 2018
sounds like something you'd order for dessert in Lebanon
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level 28
Dec 29, 2012
20/20 with 51 seconds left LAB! (Like a boss) WOOT!
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level 50
Feb 12, 2013
I got balaclava simply by remembering my Harry Potter. Thanks J.K.
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level 50
Jun 19, 2014
I got balaclava from a lot of things, excluding Harry Potter(thank goodness), and including Spider-Man.
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level 67
Jun 26, 2015
I got it from a song by Arctic Monkeys
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level 73
Mar 29, 2017
I got it because I always mix it up with Baklava...You don't want to rob a bank with baklava on your face...trust me...
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level 59
Jan 15, 2018
I got it because I grew up learning vocabulary.
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level 54
Oct 23, 2013
yes- I swear I spelled burka every way I could think of!
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level 76
Dec 10, 2013
Isn't a babushka the scarf they wear on their head, not the actual woman??
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level 39
Jan 8, 2015
Babushka can be used to describe both a woman and a headscarf.
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level 68
Jan 8, 2015
Kept thinking that the 5th element was a reference to classical notions of elements. But "aether" doesn't start with B. Never even thought to try for the *real* 5th element.
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level 70
Jan 8, 2015
Ha, I did exactly the same.
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level 47
Jan 12, 2015
Haha yeah I was thinking something all mystical and spooky and fantasy-oriented and then I was just like "Oh, duh, we live in the 21st century now!"
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level 60
Jan 8, 2015
Isn't bribery also extortion. When it did not work I could not think of blackmail.
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level 47
Dec 6, 2018
I agree. Bribery should be accepted
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level 22
Jan 8, 2015
I thought Bulk Gold or Silver was Bronze.
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level 80
Feb 17, 2016
Pretty daring to have both in the same quiz: "barista" and "barrister". I can imagine people trying to spell both the same and whining for not being accepted.
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level 61
May 29, 2016
just to be nice, could you accept "bazar"?
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level 75
Jan 15, 2018
Thank you for not accepting my first silly thought - bizarre. It took me a minute to figure out what it wasn't accepted.
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level 33
Dec 8, 2016
I really wanted "Singing voice between bass and tenor" to be an amalgamation of the two words, like benor or banor :P
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level 69
Nov 1, 2017
How come "bordel" doesn't work?
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level 59
Jan 15, 2018
In U.K.a balaclava is typically a woollen head and face covering, worn to protect against cold or snow. Certainly not restricted to skiing use, in fact WAY too unsophisticated & non-technical to be worn by any top 21st century skiers.
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level 59
Jan 15, 2018
Does "turn of the century" mean 1999-2000 now?
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level 47
Jan 17, 2018
Never really heard the term used anywhere yet but I would call that "turn of the millennium"
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level 75
Jan 15, 2018
For a while I was trying to think of the name of which marshy river in Louisiana begins with a B. Many southern states have bayous, including my own state of Missouri with its St. John's Bayou. Texas and Louisiana may have the most, but singling out Louisiana is what brought on my confusion. Why not just say, "Marshy river of the southern US?"
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level 65
Jan 15, 2018
Per the Joint Services Brevity Guide, a "bogey" is an unidentified aircraft and a "bandit" is one that has been identified and declared "hostile". Glad both were accepted since Hollywood likes to mix up the terms (shocking I know)
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level 56
Jan 16, 2018
Thanks, I never knew the distinction. I always thought bogey was "bad guy"
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level 67
Jan 15, 2018
Should accept Beer for the 5th element.
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level 55
Jan 15, 2018
The two I missed I wouldn't have gotten in a billion years so, yeah, no complaints.
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level 60
Jan 15, 2018
Pretty harsh. Tried bazar, buoyancy, boheme and barrytone
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level 39
Jan 18, 2018
The clue for "brothel" is a little vague.
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level 29
Mar 20, 2018
Hi SAM
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level 45
Mar 20, 2018
hey bbob
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level 75
Aug 31, 2018
Please accept "Blue Lagoon, babe who returned to the" for "5th Element"
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