C Vocabulary Words Quiz #2

Guess these vocabulary words that start with the letter C.
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Last updated: September 20, 2018
First submittedMay 8, 2012
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Definition
Word
Unit of soldiers on horseback
Cavalry
Pertaining to dogs
Canine
Person who steers a rowing vessel
Coxswain
Part of the brain that controls higher functions
Cerebrum
Type of delicate, high altitude cloud
Cirrus
Student at a military academy
Cadet
Squid, as food
Calamari
Diameter of a firearm's bore
Caliber
To make into a saint
Canonize
Pile of stones that marks a trail
Cairn
Type of cup also known as a goblet
Chalice
Definition
Word
Motor vehicle frame
Chassis
Commander of 99 Roman soldiers
Centurion
Water storage tank
Cistern
Person who makes and repairs shoes
Cobbler
Pilot's compartment
Cockpit
Communist style of address
Comrade
Constricting body-control garment
Corset
A deep red color
Crimson
Christian holy war
Crusade
Sound made by a dove
Coo
Russian monarch
Czar
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Level 59
Jun 27, 2012
'Czar' starts with a 'T', not a 'C'
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Level 67
Jan 13, 2019
No, "Tsar" starts with a "T". "Czar" starts with a "C".
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Level 74
Jan 14, 2019
Handy tip - you can tell by looking at the first letter of the word
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Level 71
Jan 14, 2019
They mean the exact same thing. The Tsar variety of the word though just better represents the Slavic language
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Level 67
Jan 14, 2019
but the "Czar" variety better represents the purpose of this quiz
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Level 71
Apr 16, 2019
How about canteen for water storage tank--albeit a small tank?
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Level 58
Jul 17, 2012
Person who steers a vessel could be captain, and the pilot's compartment in a commuter plane is also called the cabin.
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Level 74
Mar 25, 2014
The cabin is the bit where the passengers sit and the cabin crew work.
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Level 28
Jul 17, 2012
carriage should be approved for the motor vehicle frame. IE: when you go to the car wash you specifically purchase an "under carriage" option.
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Level 10
Dec 22, 2012
You should accept "Cox" for "Coxswain" since that's the standard abbreviation and what most people in the sport would call the Coxswain.
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Level 61
Dec 14, 2013
Seconded, Cox should really be accepted
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Level ∞
Dec 22, 2014
Okay
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Level 40
Feb 15, 2013
Sheesh. If it doesn't take the answer you think it is, people, just try something else, for pete's sake. It's supposed to be a brainteaser, after all, not a giveaway. Except for "cox". That one should definitely be accepted, as TheShadow noted.
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Level 59
Sep 13, 2013
Constricting body-control garment : Cincher
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Level 79
Jul 9, 2015
control-top panythose, too. :D or chastity belt.
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Level 65
Jul 9, 2015
Chastity belt definitely should be accepted! :)
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Level 64
Jan 13, 2019
I tried "cup." Didn't work...
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Level 79
May 19, 2014
What about carmine for crimson?
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Level 73
Aug 19, 2014
Carmine and cerise are both deep red, so I agree with arp2600 and raise him/her one!
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Level ∞
Dec 22, 2014
Carmine and Cardinal will work for that now.
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Level 59
Jul 9, 2015
Cerise also, please. And how about cherry?
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Level 71
Mar 31, 2015
Claret for deep red?
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Level 59
Jul 9, 2015
Every Burnley fan agrees with you! (Plus West Ham, Aston Villa and Scunthorpe).
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Level 61
Jul 9, 2015
constricting body garment: codpiece.
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Level 69
Jul 9, 2015
Actually, I thought that a codpiece was the opposite of constricting... ; )
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Level 16
Jul 9, 2015
I accidentally put "Crusad3" and now I'm wondering why there isn't a series of Crusade-based movies just to make Crusad3
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Level 78
Jul 9, 2015
For Russian monarch I tried Catherine and Catherine the Great, but finally got the correct answer.
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Level 43
Jul 9, 2015
Another deep red color would be Claret.
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Level 64
Jul 10, 2015
Claret, cardinal, and cherry are all deep red colors. Seems aribitrary to just pick crimson. Maybe you should add something to the clue. Like "the red in the University of Alabama's uniforms" or something.
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Level 63
Sep 17, 2015
Great quiz. You could definitely accept "cortex" and "cerebral cortex" for the brain clue.
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Level 88
Oct 18, 2016
Should be a "Christian" holy war
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Level 76
Sep 3, 2017
There was nothing Christian about the Crusades.
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Level 67
Feb 3, 2018
Except that they were fought by Christians, in the name of Christianity, and officially sanctioned by the Christian church.
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Level 78
Oct 19, 2018
I think Don may be referring to the principles of Christianity and if so, his statement is entirely accurate.
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Level 67
Jan 13, 2019
That depends entirely on your interpretation of "Christian principles." There are many interpretations, backed by scripture, that sanction religious war.
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Level 54
Nov 18, 2016
Enjoyed this one, 2.36 left
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Level 60
Oct 3, 2017
calamares ? I ate the Spanish version
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Level 86
Jun 5, 2018
11/22 not good.
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Level 75
Jul 24, 2018
For water storage tank, please consider adding 'canteen', 'cask', or 'cauldron', or consider changing the clue to "rain water storage tank"
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Level 77
Jan 2, 2019
Couldn't get my mind off of canteen either once I had thought of it haha
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Level 78
Jan 15, 2019
My brain was going the other way and all I could think of was cooler.
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Level 52
Mar 30, 2020
Canteen and cask were what I thought of too. Turns out there are apparently a lot of water containers that start with C.
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Level 58
Jan 13, 2019
Tzar. Czar is Polish.
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Level 72
Jan 13, 2019
There is a Polish czar, but it is pronounced like English char and means 'charm' or 'spell'. The Polish equivalent of Russian tsar is spelled car—Polish c is pronounced ts.
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Level 73
Jan 13, 2019
I agree that an argument can be made for canteen, as the definition for 'tank' indicates that it is 'usually' large, meaning it can sometimes be small. But I'm OK if you don't want to add that. Cerise, on the other hand, has to be added. Or, given the surprising number of deep red colors beginning with 'c', change the question.
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Level 33
Jan 14, 2019
A centurion didn't command 99 men
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Level 65
Jan 14, 2019
I believe "cerebrum" is incorrect, as it not only controls higher functions. "Cerebral cortex" would be more accurate (or even "neocortex", though this would exclude it from the quiz).
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Level 67
Jan 14, 2019
I tried cerebral cortex first also, but it didn't take me long to come up with cerebrum when that didn't work
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Level 67
Mar 24, 2020
I realize now I dont really know that much about brain terminology. I was really proud to come up with a lot of words starting with c, relating to the brain, in English! None of them were accepted though ;)

I tried cortex, cranium, cerebellum, (and yes, first cognitive though had no hopes for that, was just warming up by association) might ve tried cerebral aswell.

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Level 67
Mar 24, 2020
But besides that one only missed coxswain and canonise, and cirrus. So, still happy with a score like that on an English vocabulary quiz :)

cirrus was annoying though, spent ages trying to write cumulo nimbus or whatever it is haha. Never remember it exactly. (Wow, looked it up now and the one I chose to write here was right!! I must ve tried 30 variations haha cumilus.. only part I knew was correct was nimbus

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Level 39
Jan 14, 2019
I think cerebral cortex should be an acceptable answer,as well as cerise for red. Cerise kept coming to mind,I couldn't think of crimson to save my life! LOL!
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Level 68
Jan 14, 2019
cooler is also a water holder
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Level 71
Apr 16, 2019
You mean a tank doesn't hold water?
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Level 45
May 24, 2019
The Cerebellum does not control higher brain functions. It helps to fine-tune movement. if you had your Cerebellum removed, you would survive with your personality intact
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Level 61
Mar 3, 2020
Technically, it's called the Cerebral Cortex, so Cortex should be allowed
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Level 44
Dec 11, 2019
What I tried Czar with an S and who even spells it like that, usually starts with a T.
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Level 37
Mar 9, 2020
I believe cabin should be an answer to pilot's compartment.
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Level 66
Mar 24, 2020
I'm so dumb. I read "firearm's bore" and thought it meant some tool a fireman used. *facepalm*
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Level 61
Mar 24, 2020
I read "firearm's bore" as forearm's bone. I was so confused!