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Ei Vocabulary Words Quiz

I before E? Not in this quiz. Guess these words that contain the letters "EI".
Last updated: September 02, 2015
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Definition
Word
Stimulant found in coffee
Caffeine
Noise made by a horse
Neigh
Tan color
Beige
Stuck up
Conceited
Epileptic fit
Seizure
Female Japanese hostess
Geisha
Small, shell-shaped cake
remembered by Proust
Madeleine
Make into a god
Deify
Fake currency
Counterfeit
Inheritor
Heir
Definition
Word
Pre-planned robbery
Heist
Spirit of the age, from German
Zeitgeist
One who denies the existence of God
Atheist
Vehicle that travels over snow with runners
Sleigh
In Australia, the female equivalent of bloke
Sheila
Leader of an Arab tribe
Sheikh
Wedge-shaped characters used in
Mesopotamian writing
Cuneiform
Martial arts teacher
Sensei
Fake attack in boxing or warfare
Feint
Thin material for concealing the face
Veil
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level 31
Jan 4, 2012
Thank you QI for the madeleine answer!
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level 22
Jul 12, 2012
How could I not get heir?!?!?!?!? I shoot myself from a great height.
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level 64
Aug 8, 2013
Tan ≈ beige - what??

And for spirit of the age, I tried geitzeist. Gah! :(
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level 14
Jan 11, 2014
Couldn`t get DEIFY. Tried the word - deification which the act through wihch is the transformation of Devine Grace. DAMN
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level 79
Sep 1, 2014
My choice was "deitify". No cigar there either.
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level 70
Aug 10, 2014
Sheik for Sheikh? It's an accepted alternate spelling I believe...
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level 80
Aug 19, 2014
Same here. I was flummoxed.
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level 65
Aug 20, 2014
Ditto.
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level 63
Sep 1, 2014
me too!
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level 75
Sep 2, 2014
Same.
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level 44
Dec 23, 2015
Same here
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level 61
Dec 26, 2016
I have never seen it spelled sheikh. I missed it as well.
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level 71
Nov 9, 2017
Another vote for sheik!
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level 71
Mar 19, 2018
Almost four years since the quiz was created, and still no sheik without the h. I'm hoping I'll be the last one to ask for it! :)
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level 80
Jul 2, 2018
Nope. I'm next in line.
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level 73
Sep 1, 2014
Shouldn't the clue for "atheist" be: One who acknowledges that no gods exist?
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level 50
Sep 1, 2014
That depends on what you believe. If you believe in the existence of God, which I do, then an atheist is one who denies the existence of God. If you are an atheist, like yourself, then an atheist is one who acknowledges that no gods exist. Whether or not you believe in God is the main factor in how you perceive an atheist.
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level 32
Sep 1, 2014
How can the definition of a word or concept depend on your perception? Things do not simply change because of how you see them. A theist is someone who believes in a god or gods. An atheist is someone who does not believe in a god or gods. An atheist may have further beliefs, such as that a god can possibly exist or that there definitely is no god. This, however, is not atheism. Atheism is simply the lack of belief in any god or gods.
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level 73
Sep 4, 2014
The Canadian is right, of course. My tongue-in-cheek definition above was just attempting to mirror the potentially perceived bias in the clue used in the quiz.
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level 65
Sep 29, 2014
I concur - an Atheist is someone who lacks a belief in god, not necessarily someone who believes that there is no god.
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level 52
Sep 2, 2014
I thought Jagermeister was the German spirit of the ages
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level 77
Sep 2, 2014
You mean to tell me that a vehicle that runs on snow isn't a snowmobeil? Dang it! I also tried Sheik, as in the old WWF wrestler, the Iron Sheik.
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level 71
Mar 19, 2018
I tried "motoneige", which is what we call snowmobiles here in Québec. And we invented them, so...
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level 39
Sep 3, 2014
You should accept "Sheik" for "sheikh".
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level 56
Sep 4, 2014
Sheik is a widely accepted alternative spelling.
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level 69
Sep 18, 2014
Can the clue for atheist be: "One who does not believe in gods"? It would be more accurate, and avoid fueling the popular belief that atheists secretly believe in God and are just lying about it.
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level 65
Sep 29, 2014
Or that Atheists somehow need to prove that there is no god when most of them just do not believe precisely for lack of proof that there is one.
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level 58
Sep 7, 2016
Seconded. Denying sounds so negative.
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level 59
Apr 9, 2016
Sheik should be accepted or remain a dick
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level 34
Aug 18, 2016
I got sheila from The Crocodile Hunter. Also couldn't sheik be an accepted spelling?
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level 40
Jun 16, 2017
I would suggest accepting sheik
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level 64
Jul 27, 2017
I've got to ask: why is "sheik" not accepted?
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level 48
Mar 12, 2018
Sheik is still not accepted, It should be allowed!
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level 50
Sep 30, 2018
another vote for sheik...come on, QM.. you know you want to...it's been SEVEN years....
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level 69
Oct 12, 2018
Um.. pedantic I know, but please add ‘Japanese’ before martial arts for the sensei clue. If I called my Chinese Kung Fu instructor ‘Sensei’, i’d probably get a few thousand press-ups. If I was lucky.