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I Vocabulary Words Quiz #1

Guess these vocabulary words that start with the letter I.
Last updated: December 05, 2017
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Defintion
Word
What elephant tusks are made of
Ivory
Inuit ice house
Igloo
Colored part of the eye
Iris
Type of rock formed of magma
Igneous
Person confined to home or bed
Invalid
To supply farmland with water
Irrigate
To question in an aggressive manner
Interrogate
Wading bird once sacred in Egypt
Ibis
Narrow strip of land connecting
larger landmasses
Isthmus
To violently collapse
Implode
Defintion
Word
Lightbulb that uses a heated filament
Incandescent
Type of African antelope
Impala
Related to an empire
Imperial
Newcomer to a country
Immigrant
Describes people or things that
are native to an area
Indigenous
A travel schedule
Itinerary
What unreadable handwriting is
Illegible
The polar ice covering of a planet
Icecap
Small hotel
Inn
Male version of a succubus
Incubus
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level 35
Sep 8, 2012
Infirm works as well as invalid
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level 32
Feb 26, 2015
Except that Infirm is an adjective, not a noun. You wouldn't refer to a person as "an infirm".
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level 21
Sep 9, 2012
Hahaha apparently I can't spell Isthmus - great quiz!
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level 62
Nov 13, 2016
Isthmus be your lucky day.
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level 30
Nov 21, 2016
:)
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level 69
Apr 23, 2018
I can neither spell spell it nor speak it three times quickly.
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level 60
Apr 24, 2018
The th is silent, so it's much easier than sixths.
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level 18
Sep 14, 2012
Seriously? I guessed "itinerant" instead of "itinerary". *Slaps forehead*
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level 46
Dec 17, 2018
I thought itinuary. Only ever have heard the word spoken (and and maybe 4 times at most) and never written.. I tried variations, but didnt get it right
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level 51
Jan 16, 2014
Good words!
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level 37
Apr 18, 2014
Easiest of all the vocab quizzes. I only missed 4 (ibis, isthmus, incandescent, and implode). And ibex is a type of goat, i'm pretty sure. Not antelope, and it doesn't live in Africa, I don't think.
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level 61
Apr 23, 2018
Some variety of Ibex are found in Africa, but most aren't.
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level 64
Feb 26, 2015
For "What unreadable handwriting is", indecipherable should also be accepted.
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level 21
Jul 30, 2015
I think that only applies to codes, or ciphers, illegible is the best option.
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level 77
Apr 23, 2018
This was my first guess too. M-W Dictionary appears to agree too as the example they use is handwriting, and the definition states "impossible to read or understand."

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/indecipherable
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level 65
Apr 23, 2018
I tried it too and was disappointed it was not accepted.
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level 49
Feb 26, 2015
I'd edit it to say 'ice covering a pole', since the way it's written implies some sort of iceage/nuclear winter.
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level 31
Mar 19, 2018
Illegal?
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level 47
Apr 23, 2018
My first thought also.
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level 75
Feb 26, 2015
Had to think about the small hotel for 30 seconds but still pretty easy.
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level 29
Feb 26, 2015
I couldn't figure out how to spell iridescent...duh, was incandescent. Got at the last second!
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level 10
Feb 27, 2015
just studied landforms in school - isthmus was the easiest for me :)
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level 36
Mar 1, 2015
Isn't igloo short for igluvigak....should take the full word, don't you think?
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level 72
Jan 6, 2017
In English it's just igloo.
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level 38
Apr 21, 2018
Inuit inn
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level 71
Jul 27, 2015
Spent ages trying to think of the verb pertaining to inquisitor, until...
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level 61
Apr 23, 2018
I would say that "The Inquisition" was a form of aggressive questioning, but "inquisite" doesn't carry the same aggresive connotation necessarily.
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level 47
Apr 23, 2018
How about an "exquisite exquisition?"
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level 72
Jan 6, 2017
Infidel could be added
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level 25
Jan 19, 2017
Should the hint for implode be 'to violently collapse inward'? I'm unfamiliar with some of these words but I like how the quiz is well-rounded.
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level 70
Jun 9, 2017
Couldn't think of "inn". Guess I don't need to bother submitting my Mensa application.
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level 75
Apr 23, 2018
Don't feel bad, I couldn't figure out why imperical wasn't accepted for the empire clue and finally gave up. (I think my brain sort of combined imperial and empirical and came up with a rotten egg that wouldn't go away.)
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level 47
Apr 23, 2018
Fine. No room at the inn.
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level 31
Mar 19, 2018
Inn Is A house
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level 61
Apr 23, 2018
"Inn"terestingly, Inn does come through old English for a dwelling place (in which case "house" would fit), but in modern English the closest thing to "house" that could be part of the definition is as an alehouse or public house--in other words a tavern or bar. In American English an Inn is usually a motel or hotel, and only occasionally an eating or drinking establishment.
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level 57
Apr 23, 2018
An invalid isn't per se confined to his/her home or bed.. A lot of invalids are mobile, through a wheelchair etc.
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level 75
Apr 23, 2018
I've always hated that word. Is it the opposite of valid? Most invalids I know are very valid people.
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level 47
Apr 23, 2018
Is "invalid" still used? We don't say "crippled" anymore either.
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level 67
Apr 23, 2018
Indecipherable should be accepted alongside illegible; they both relate to unreadable handwriting
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level 71
Apr 23, 2018
My brain jumped to ‘infant’ as a newcomer to a country although I knew perfectly well and it wasn’t what QM was looking for
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level 49
Apr 25, 2018
Would you accept "irritating" for Incubus?
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level 44
Apr 29, 2018
How/why does it say I got 50% on some of my answers, when I got all of them right?
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level 34
Mar 27, 2019
Did you get them wrong on your first try? It tells you your cumulative percentage from all your tries.
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level 54
Jul 31, 2018
i don't think "collapse" is the right way to describe an implosion. totally threw me off.
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level 46
Dec 17, 2018
Same here, it made me think of a person collapsing. Not the opposite of explode. Anyway, collapse is downwards, (or more precise, the result of gravity, after whatever kept it upright, ceases to do so ( sorry for my english, havent slept in days like 2 hours a night and have a fever, cant construct the best sentences atm..) . while implode is an inward force
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