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Homonyms Quiz #8

We give you a pair of definitions. You guess the homonym.
Homonyms are words that have the same spelling and pronunciation, but different meanings.
Includes both true and polysemous homonyms
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First submittedJuly 21, 2014
Last updatedMarch 16, 2017
Times taken16,653
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Meaning #1
Meaning #2
Answer
Part of the hand
Tropical tree
Palm
To go underwater
Seedy bar
Dive
Elongated back of
a dress
Locomotive
Train
Said something
Part of a bicycle wheel
Spoke
Measure of loudness
A book
Volume
Funeral vigil
Waves caused by
a ship
Wake
Bricklayer's paste
Small artillery weapon
Mortar
Noise
Narrow oceanic inlet
Sound
Ogre-like beast
To post infuriating
comments on the web
Troll
Bee product
To grow
Wax
Meaning #1
Meaning #2
Answer
Up to date
Flow of electricity
Current
To melt together
Bomb igniter
Fuse
Teeming with
vegetation
Slang for an alcoholic
Lush
Elegance
Divine forgiveness
Grace
Part of a tree
Large suitcase or chest
Trunk
Cliff
To misrepresent
one's poker hand
Bluff
Place for horses
Not volatile
Stable
Preliminary version
Conscription
Draft
Gratuity
Informant's info
Tip
Small quantity in
a recipe
A short run
Dash
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level 68
Dec 20, 2014
That moment you look at the answers and realize you could've gotten them all...
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level 26
Jan 11, 2015
Excellent quiz
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level 84
Mar 16, 2017
Grace would be more Divine help than forgiveness.
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level 77
Mar 20, 2017
Only in Roman Catholicism.
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level 78
Mar 17, 2017
A locomotive is not a train, only part of a train.
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level 55
Mar 30, 2017
and yet 90% got the answer correct, so the clue worked!
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level 78
Aug 24, 2017
Probably from meaning #1. It's still not a locomotive :-)
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level 43
Aug 24, 2017
The man's right alas. You could have it as "pulls a caboose" if you want to encrypt it
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level 71
Aug 24, 2017
And to celebrate one of the answers, here's https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpDhq4yrBFY, written by Billy Strayhorn and performed by Sarah Vaughan.
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level 76
Aug 24, 2017
Any time I score 100% I think it's a great quiz. This is a great quiz, QM.
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level 70
Aug 26, 2017
I'll second that! :-) Finally got "wax" with 0:02 remaining. Whew!
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level 59
Aug 24, 2017
I've never heard of a drunk person being referred to as being lush. Could just be a US thing, I suppose.
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level 77
Aug 24, 2017
I've never heard the term used either, despite having lived in the U.S. my entire life. Perhaps it's regional? I can only speculate.
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level 67
Aug 27, 2017
Go on drinking sprees and you will get called it!
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level 62
Aug 24, 2017
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lush
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level 53
Aug 24, 2017
In that case, it tends to be used as a noun - "S/He's a lush" as opposed to an adjective.
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level 79
Jul 29, 2018
Probably a bit old-fashioned, I'd say.
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level 51
Aug 24, 2017
Narrow inlet is a pretty inaccurate way to describe a sound. At least where I live in NC, a sound is very large oceanic inlet, much larger than a fjord and even a bay.
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level 72
Aug 25, 2017
and bay could also be a noise, as in baying hounds
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level 67
Aug 27, 2017
I have to agree, for instance: Puget Sound covers 1.6 million acres and has 2,500 miles of shoreline.
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level 67
Aug 27, 2017
I liked this quiz, variety of questions and answers, one or two on the tip of my tongue when the time ran out ...... never mind eh?
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