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C Vocabulary Words Quiz #1

Guess these vocabulary words that start with the letter C.
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First submittedMay 20, 2012
Last updatedApril 3, 2017
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Definition
Word
Where a pirate puts his treasure
Chest
Animal that eats mostly meat
Carnivore
Opposite of concave
Convex
The crowning of a monarch
Coronation
Swiss political subdivision
Canton
Dead body used for medical purposes
Cadaver
One who manages an art collection
Curator
Medical term for a bruise
Contusion
Polite bow for women
Curtsey
Half man, half horse
Centaur
Leader of all Islam
Caliph
Definition
Word
Group of witches
Coven
To baptise. To name
Christen
Spicy Spanish sausage
Chorizo
DNA strand found in a cell nucleus
Chromosome
Very brief appearance in a movie
Cameo
Person who makes maps
Cartographer
Desert convoy
Caravan
Artistic handwriting
Calligraphy
Deep crack in a glacier
Crevasse
French manor house
Château
3D version of a square
Cube
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level 70
May 15, 2012
Love these vocab quizzes. 100% with 3:30 left
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level 13
May 15, 2012
Man I'm stupid. Instead of putting "carnivore", I put animals that were carnivores, like cougars and cheetahs. What the heck is wrong with my brain?!?!?
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level 66
Oct 30, 2014
Nothing wrong with your brain. We just have strange associations sometimes. :D
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level 70
Sep 23, 2016
Cracked me up! If I had a nickel for every time I thought this after taking one of these quizzes, I could retire tomorrow!
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level 21
Dec 12, 2012
I could have sworn artistic handwriting was going to be cursive, I tried to spell it every way it could possibly be spelled, lol.
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level 62
Jan 17, 2015
haha same here!
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level 76
Aug 3, 2016
To be honest, cursive is probably more accurate. Calligraphy is more of an art form than a type of handwriting.
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level 38
Nov 15, 2016
Wrong! Calligraphy is a type of handwriting.
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level 61
Jan 18, 2017
Yeah, I eventually got calligraphy, but also tried various correct and incorrect spellings of cursive first. I definitely feel cursive should also be accepted.
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level ∞
Apr 3, 2017
No. Cursive is not artistic handwriting. Its general purpose is to make writing faster.
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level 73
May 10, 2017
You should look at mine, it's deffinitely cursive but not artistic at all.
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level 38
Apr 21, 2018
You wouldn't if you tried to read MY cursive.
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level 50
Feb 12, 2013
Yay cantons. Try the Swiss cantons quiz by yours truly...
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level 26
Apr 2, 2014
A Caliph was the leader of all Islam before the Ottoman empire fell, it's too much of a sticking point, but all in the interests of accuracy.
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level 49
Jan 15, 2015
And if there's ever another ruler of all Islam, his title will also be Caliph. That's why IS is trying to establish a Caliphat rather than an empire or kingdom.
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level 76
Jan 18, 2015
Lots of people have claimed to be caliphs though there hasn't been a true caliph for quite a long time, including the Ottomans who never ruled over India or Indonesia, for example.
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level 47
Jun 10, 2014
Missed caravan and contusion :( oh well
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level 31
Mar 19, 2018
Conclusion? Is A Good One.
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level 29
Aug 11, 2014
Very interesting.22/22 1.54 remaining.
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level 42
Aug 11, 2014
Only missed canton, I've never heard that word before except when referring to the Chinese province.
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level 47
Dec 14, 2014
missed chromosome and caravan gahhhh
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level 32
Jan 15, 2015
Crevass didn't cut it, darn
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level 37
May 10, 2015
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level ∞
Apr 3, 2017
Crevass will work now. Although some people don't like it when the answer registers before the final letter is typed.
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level 64
Jan 15, 2015
I only got Caliph because I accidentally typed "callif" when typing "calligraphy."
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level 59
Jan 20, 2015
fun to play these word quizzes! got 'em all with 3:44 left!
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level 37
May 10, 2015
crouton, caitlin, cold. A million words to choose and you HAD to choose the name for the leader of all Islam, which is probably a very obscure fact.
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level 64
Jan 14, 2017
well cold and crouton aren't vocab words are they
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level 43
Jan 3, 2016
isn't chorizo from italy
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level 67
Jan 29, 2018
Isn't Google but one tab away?
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level 31
Mar 19, 2018
Nope Its From Spain
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level 50
Jan 29, 2016
Great quiz! Would suggest you accept "chasm" for "deep crack in a glacier". Though "crevasse" is more specific, "chasm" fits the definition.
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level 66
Apr 12, 2016
Any chance "Chalet" Could count for French country estate?
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level 45
Aug 10, 2016
Completely different things my good man. You wouldn't accept a Cottage as an answer for a Castle would you. A Chalet is an alpine cottage made out of logs, a Chateau is a huge country manor house usually set in acres arable and pasture land.
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level 67
Apr 22, 2017
Always amuses me that Chateau really means Cat Water in English.
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level 69
Aug 1, 2016
Breezed through this except for random blanks on 'coven' and 'cameo' that near drove me mad. Fortunately someone called in the midst of this and as soon as I got off the phone I was able to recall them instantly. Odd how the brain works.
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level 61
Nov 6, 2016
I tried every way to spell crevasse except the right one.
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level 48
Dec 11, 2016
This is an extremely well-varied quiz. . . .covers a broad span. Nice work
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level 47
Jan 6, 2017
DOH! I wanted camel train for desert convoy!
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level 66
Nov 18, 2017
Camel train IS a desert convoy but maybe you can only have one word?
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level 55
May 22, 2017
Here I am putting cytosine as the DNA strand
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level 76
Jan 29, 2018
If I was a pirate I'd definitely hide my treasure in a cave inside a cove... somewhere in the Caribbean... on this celestial body.
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level 64
Jan 29, 2018
Chateau is usually translated as castle
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level 76
Jun 14, 2018
But this isn't a French to English translation quiz, it's a quiz about English vocabulary that starts with the letter C. Chateau is a loan word from French used in English, and as used in English it connotes a manor house. In the original French the word château can be used to describe what English speakers would call a castle, a manor, a country house, a palace, or a fortress. All of these things are distinct in English but they can be described with the same word in French. Loan words don't always mean the same thing in the language they were loaned to.
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level 53
Jan 29, 2018
Played this straight after playing "4 letter geography words" quiz, so I kept thinking the answer was C-words with only 4 letters, even though I knew the answer for the first minute and a half of the quiz. D'oh!
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level 70
Jan 29, 2018
I started out looking only for four-letter answers too - but I didn't take the other quizzes directly before. I wonder what triggered that? I spent the first minute confused at how little I knew, then the next minute resetting my brain. Managed to finish somehow.
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level 78
Jan 29, 2018
Not that the question is incorrect but wouldn't that title also be acceptable for anyone that oversees any significant collection not just art. For libraries of historical texts it is used as well.
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level 54
Jan 29, 2018
why is "crevice" not acceptable for "crevasse"?
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level 76
Jan 29, 2018
Crevices are significantly smaller
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level 53
Jan 29, 2018
actually I looked it up in the dictionary and it's not so much the size but the material - so in rock (it says) the fissure is called crevice whereas in ice it's called crevasse...go figure
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level 76
Jun 14, 2018
Maybe just in my brain, then.
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level 53
Jan 29, 2018
I thought the same but apparently crevasse is for ice and crevice for rock. But they have the same root - crevace - in French...
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level 53
Jan 29, 2018
Isn't crevasse the same as crevice?? because that's how I kept spelling it
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level 37
Feb 5, 2018
I must be tired... I read 'a person who makes naps' instead of 'maps' and got all confused for a while :D
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level 38
Apr 21, 2018
22 / 22, 1:12 remaining but had to look up the spelling of 'chorizo' cuz I live where there are a lot of Portuguese and it's 'chourico' around here
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level 45
Dec 31, 2018
What about corpse for cadaver?
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