E Vocabulary Words Quiz #1

Guess these vocabulary words that start with the letter E.
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First submittedJune 8, 2012
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Definition
Word
Related to horse-riding
Equestrian
Study of insects
Entomology
Outer layer of skin
Epidermis
Snails as food
Escargot
American term for main course;
Elsewhere its an appetizer
Entrée
A widespread disease
Epidemic
Funeral speech
Eulogy
Good manners
Etiquette
Mass migration
Exodus
Very articulate
Eloquent
Lawyer's title
Esquire
Definition
Word
The central part of the psyche
Ego
A fertilized egg before it becomes a fetus
Embryo
Wooden stand that holds an artist's canvas
Easel
Where an ambassador lives
Embassy
Female sex hormone (American spelling)
Estrogen
Morning snack eaten in Britain or the Shire
Elevenses
Tree whose leaves are eaten by koalas
Eucalyptus
Spying
Espionage
Type of fencing sword
Epee
An exit
Egress
World weariness
Ennui
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Level 43
Jun 14, 2012
I got Eulogy because of Zoolander lol
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Level 64
Jun 14, 2012
Might I suggest allowing "exeunt" for exit?
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Level 44
Jul 31, 2014
exeunt is just a plural form of exit. in theater exit means one character leaves the stage, exeunt means multiple (or all) characters leave.
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Level 77
Oct 22, 2017
Well no, if it's plural. The clue says an exit
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Level 27
Jun 14, 2012
Elevenses? I love it!
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Level 71
Feb 26, 2018
I thought it asked for foodstuff that starts with E (such as eggs...), not for the daytime it is taken.
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Level 69
Feb 27, 2018
Same here. Also, I didn't know that elevenses exists outside the Shire.
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Level 81
Jul 21, 2019
I have no idea which shire THE Shire is.
The County in Maine is Aroostook, which is bigger than 2 of the other New England states and almost as big as the other 3.
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Level 37
Feb 27, 2018
we never ever ever, use that word in Britain. (Leicester at least)...
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Level 59
Mar 1, 2018
I agree that it's not at all commonly used, but I feel like if anybody said it here you would know what the person was talking about (have lived in cheshire, guernsey, and somerset)
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Level 52
Jun 15, 2012
I think there are quite a few synonyms for "exit" that start with E...
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Level 77
Jun 2, 2014
Such as?
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Level 58
Feb 27, 2018
"Exit" is a word that starts with "e" that means "exit"...
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Level 15
Jun 19, 2012
I tried "equine" not equestrian, but I think that it should have been accepted. Also the spelling of "escargot" I missed it because I didn't put the 't,' and also the tree one I put "eucaliptis' which is reasonable I think, not quite correctly spelled, but I believe it should be accepted.
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Level 40
Feb 16, 2019
Equine means "of or related to horses," while equestrian refers specifically to *riding* horses.
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Level 16
Oct 13, 2012
equitation is a better answer than equestrian. please allow it.
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Level 71
Nov 2, 2013
Entree means the dish served before the main course in Europe.
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Level 74
Mar 15, 2014
I think for snails as food you should accept "EWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!"
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Level 66
Feb 4, 2020
Escargot is one of my favourite foods - I always eat it when I holiday in France.
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Level 58
May 6, 2014
Poorly worded clues.
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Level ∞
May 6, 2014
All of them?
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Level 55
May 9, 2014
I thought "Spycraft" was an RPG.
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Level 74
Jul 5, 2014
An embassy is where an ambassador WORKS. He usually lives in a house elsewhere.
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Level 44
Jul 31, 2014
no sir, the embassy is technically the residence, whereas the chancery is the office (if separate from the residence)
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Level 79
Jan 29, 2015
Strictly speaking, the "embassy" is the diplomatic delegation (the ambassador and staff). The Embassy is "the diplomatic delegation from one country to another. Embassy is often used to refer to the chancery – containing the office of the chief of mission, or ambassador – and other buildings for the offices of diplomatic staff." (Definition from the US State Department's website.)
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Level 81
Jan 29, 2015
Esquire must have a different meaning in the US, in the UK it was a general courtesy title having no significance really.
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Level 78
Feb 26, 2018
In the US it may differ from state to state, but usually when a law student graduates, he/she may add JD after his/her name (Juris Doctorate). Once he/she passes the bar and becomes licensed, Esquire may be added after their name, and many states require it so people know they are dealing with a licensed, practicing attorney.
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Level 57
Jan 29, 2015
All I could think of for "widespread disease" was Ebola....
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Level 59
Jan 29, 2015
I'm British and I don't know anyone who has 'elevenses'!
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Level ∞
Jan 30, 2015
Next you're going to tell me you don't live in hobbit holes.
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Level 47
Feb 15, 2018
Gah! My understanding of the world is slowly falling apart!
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Level 76
Oct 12, 2015
We did at school, though we didn't call it elevenses and it wasn't usually at eleven. At my grandma's house we have elevenses - a drink and biscuits over the crossword. It's great. You should try it.
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Level 70
Nov 13, 2015
Here in Australia, judging by the many coffee shops we frequent, it is more 'Half-past--Tenses'.
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Level 55
Feb 2, 2015
Gave up after 5-6 attempted spellings of "easel"
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Level 70
Nov 13, 2015
For my own amusement please show 6 wrong attempts at spelling 'Easel'
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Level 37
Feb 27, 2018
easle easil easal eezl eesal esel ...
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Level 68
May 14, 2015
Aww, got eulogy and elegy mixed up :\
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Level 44
May 15, 2016
What about eavesdropping for spying?
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Level 72
Sep 5, 2016
I have just now been reminded of the strangest thing I think I encountered in the US: the meaning of the word entree. So bizarre. I mean the word entrance doesn't mean the middle of a building.
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Level 65
Feb 26, 2018
It might be because it is served On Tray.
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Level 78
Feb 26, 2018
This is how it was explained to me, no idea if it's correct. Once the upper class families ate formal seven-course dinners of hors-d'oeurvres, soup, fish, entree, roast, another course, and dessert. As times changed no one had time to eat such long dinners, nor the servants to cook and serve them. Soup, salad, and appetizers were combined into one course, and fish, roast, and entree became combined into one. The sixth course was dropped, and dessert was kept at the last, giving us our modern US meals of starters, entree, and dessert.
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Level 37
Feb 22, 2018
Re: the meaning of "Entree" (In most of the world, the first or beginning course of a meal). It is truly admirable the way Americans just change meanings, customs, habits, words, names, language, spellings, definitions, whatever, as it suits them; to heck with the rest of the world and their silly traditions. Their contempt for rules and regulations is legendary. There is a joke I heard sometime ago about why the US defeated the Germans in WWII. It was, It was, I was told, because Germans are regimented, obedient to their superiors sticklers for order, punctuality and record keeping. Whereas the Americans had never encountered a rule or command that they didn't disobey. The constantly surprised the Germans by always showing up where they weren't supposed to be, on days that they weren't expected and at the oddest damn times! - The Germans couldn't deal with the chaos and that's how the war was won!
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Level 56
Feb 26, 2018
Can epithelial be accepted ?
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Level 69
Feb 26, 2018
I think epidermis is more accurate, since it specifically refers to the outer layer of the skin, whereas the epithelium is a a type of tissue that covers the outer layer of all organs, including internal organs. Epithelium isn't technically wrong, though.
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Level 64
Feb 26, 2018
And we rebellious Americans call our midmorning snack "snack"! To hell with tradition, I say! Let's go crazy and call snack time "snack time"!
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Level 66
Feb 26, 2018
I think it's pretty safe to say that an ambassador lives in a residence and works in an embassy. I worked in an embassy and no ambassador I met lived in an embassy. :)
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Level 50
Feb 26, 2018
Spying could also be "eavesdropping". Eavesdropping is secretly listening to the private conversation of others without their consent, as defined by Black's Law Dictionary.
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Level 50
Feb 26, 2018
Either that or change the clue to "Another term for the profession of spying"
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Level 40
Feb 26, 2018
Elevenses is a time of day, not a snack
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Level 75
Feb 26, 2018
Why so sure? Elevenses most definitely is a snack, served mid-late morning, hence the name
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Level 60
Feb 26, 2018
I've lived in the U.S. my whole life and only rarely heard the term entrée. Appetizer is much more prevalent. It could just be where I live (central California) but not sure
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Level 65
Feb 26, 2018
I think what they're saying is that in the rest of the world entree=appetizer, but in the U.S. entree=main course. Not a word that I have much occasion to use either, but I don't go out to eat very often.
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Level 62
Apr 27, 2018
Exactly - point being that the word isn't used for appetizer in the states. I lived there for just over 18 years, in CA, and entree is often the word used on menus for main courses. In the rest of the world entree is the appetiser, the entrance to the meal.
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Level 67
Aug 19, 2019
Weird how that word shifted meaning. It literally means starter(entrance/beginning). so you have starter starter dessert haha.

Not weird that a word changes meaning, it happens all the time things evolve in different directions, just in this case. I guess because you can still see what it means. (In other cases the origin of a word might be more obscure or more subjective like nice, so the word could step by step meaning something else. I think in this case it happened quite abruptly and started out more as a mix up)

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Level 70
Feb 28, 2018
I'm going to lobby for "enunciative" for the very eloquent clue. I believe it's a word? Maybe it's a stretch.
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Level 42
Apr 21, 2018
erudite for eloquent?
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Level 62
Apr 27, 2018
you can be eloquent without being as erudite? More words than knowledge.
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Level 67
Aug 19, 2019
same as you can be graceful/elegant but a total jerk
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Level 62
Apr 27, 2018
I know answers but no spellings of them. Kept trying erudite instead of eloquent.bother.
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Level 68
Feb 17, 2019
'Evacuation' for 'exit'?
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Level 44
Feb 27, 2019
I agree about eavesdropping.
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Level 62
Mar 3, 2020
Yes I tried spelling it so many ways: Eavesdropping, evesdropping, eavsdropping, eevsdropping, eavsedropping, etc.
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Level 18
Apr 23, 2019
I thought the widespread disease one was 'ebola'
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Level 81
Jul 21, 2019
Eggo for elevenses?
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Level 56
Aug 13, 2020
Yes, I thought erudite more apt that mere eloquence.
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Level 40
Sep 16, 2020
Widespread disease and world weariness answers are interchangeable