E Vocabulary Words Quiz #1

Can you guess these vocabulary words that start with the letter E?
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Last updated: February 7, 2022
First submittedJune 8, 2012
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Definition
Word
Related to horses
Equine
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 and persuasive
Eloquent
Title given to lawyers or elder
sons of knights
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
The profession of spying
Espionage
Lightest type of fencing sword
Epee
An exit, not a female egret
Egress
Gripping melancholy caused by boredom
Ennui
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Level 43
Jun 14, 2012
I got Eulogy because of Zoolander lol
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Level 80
Feb 8, 2022
It accepts eugoogly?
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Level 27
Jun 14, 2012
Elevenses? I love it!
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Level 73
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 71
Feb 27, 2018
Same here. Also, I didn't know that elevenses exists outside the Shire.
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Level 86
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 71
Oct 21, 2021
Not that one.
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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 75
Mar 15, 2014
I think for snails as food you should accept "EWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!"
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Level 75
Feb 4, 2020
Escargot is one of my favourite foods - I always eat it when I holiday in France.
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Level 61
May 6, 2014
Poorly worded clues.
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Level ∞
May 6, 2014
All of them?
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Level 80
Feb 8, 2022
Don't listen to them it's fine
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Level 68
May 15, 2022
Careful. This guy might be a hipster who only uses pens.
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Level 55
May 9, 2014
I thought "Spycraft" was an RPG.
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Level 75
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 82
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 56
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 55
Feb 15, 2018
Gah! My understanding of the world is slowly falling apart!
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Level 80
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 71
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 60
Feb 2, 2015
Gave up after 5-6 attempted spellings of "easel"
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Level 71
Nov 13, 2015
For my own amusement please show 6 wrong attempts at spelling 'Easel'
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Level 38
Feb 27, 2018
easle

easil

easal

eezl

eesal

esel

...

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Level 61
May 14, 2022
That last one points to the etymology of the word, drawn from the Dutch word "ezel," meaning donkey.
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Level 54
May 15, 2022
6 more:

isel

eisel

isal

eisal

easol

easul

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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 80
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 66
Feb 26, 2018
It might be because it is served On Tray.
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Level 77
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 61
Feb 26, 2018
Can epithelial be accepted ?
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Level 71
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 57
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 57
Feb 26, 2018
Either that or change the clue to "Another term for the profession of spying"
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Level ∞
Feb 7, 2022
Changed it. Thanks for the suggestion @Canuckquizzer1981.
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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 59
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 69
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 72
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 80
Feb 8, 2022
Enunciation pertains to pronunciation of words
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Level 46
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 18
Apr 23, 2019
I thought the widespread disease one was 'ebola'
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Level 86
Jul 21, 2019
Eggo for elevenses?
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Level 60
Aug 13, 2020
Yes, I thought erudite more apt that mere eloquence.
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Level 52
Dec 9, 2020
Could eavesdropping be excepted for spying
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Level 60
Jun 12, 2021
Thank you for putting in elevenses! An essential part of the day to fill that wee gap after Second Breakfast! ☕🍰🍺
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Level 58
Aug 13, 2021
Erudite could be used in place of eloquent.
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Level ∞
Feb 7, 2022
No, they are not the same.
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Level 67
May 14, 2022
An epee may weigh up to 770 gm. A foil's weight limit is 500 gm.
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Level 57
May 14, 2022
I agree. When I used to fence in college, the foil was the lightest. The epee was quite heavy, with a much thicker, triangular blade and a heavier guard.
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Level 57
May 17, 2022
Can you accept Ebola for the widespread disease one?
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Level 52
May 18, 2022
Enjoyed the quiz.

In my part of the US, appetizers are called appetizers or hor d'doeurves. The term entree usually refers to the main course unless the meal is extremely formal. For these formal meals, entree would refer to a small dish served before the main course.

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Level 79
May 31, 2022
Good manners could also be elegancies