-ist Vocabulary Words #1

All the answers end in the letters "ist". For example, one who sells flowers is a florist.
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One Who...
Is A..
Wants to end slavery
Abolitionist
Rejects the belief in gods
Atheist
Plays music alone
Soloist
Discriminates based on gender
Sexist
Earns gold, silver, or bronze
Medalist
Makes a puppet appear to speak
Ventriloquist
Stuffs animals
Taxidermist
Takes and interprets X-Rays
Radiologist
Enjoys causing pain
Sadist
Sings
Vocalist
Drives a car or truck
Motorist
One Who...
Is A..
Makes charitable donations
Philanthropist
Transmutes base metals into gold
Alchemist
Studies animals
Zoologist
Believes the external world is imaginary
Solipsist
Predicts the weather
Meteorologist
Dispenses medication
Pharmacist
Is opposed to violence, and won't fight
Pacifist
Fights with their fists
Pugilist
Believes in nothing
Nihilist
Writes plays
Dramatist
Travels for pleasure
Tourist
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Level 44
Mar 23, 2013
I'll bet the ones who got "pugilist" are fellow hockey fans :)
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Level 80
Apr 21, 2013
Or people who saw Young Guns
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Level 62
Jul 31, 2014
Young Guns. Seconded.
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Level 21
Jan 27, 2014
I got it cuz I'm a soldier :)
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Level 30
Oct 13, 2014
..or those who play Fallout and collect books there. :D
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Level 61
Dec 6, 2015
yep.
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Level 77
Dec 1, 2015
Or did Latin.
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Level 76
Dec 7, 2015
or just educated?
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Level 59
Nov 2, 2018
Or cheated by looking at this comment chain...
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Level 69
Aug 13, 2019
Or have taken enough other jetpunk quizzes...
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Level 80
Apr 21, 2013
One of the dumbest memes to emerge in the last many years is the thing where people say that they are against "ism"s... how can you be against a suffix? Say you are against absolute ideologies, okay, but... are you really going to come out as being against tourism or abolitionism? Humanism? Egalitarianism? Isn't being against "ism"s itself just "Anti-ismism?" So you're being a hypocrite. Like those dorks who used to wear those extremely trendy "trendy people suck" t-shirts.
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Level 53
Apr 24, 2015
Love it.
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Level 67
Jul 9, 2013
"Discriminates based on gender" could also be misogynist, "Sings" could be artist, and "Fights with their fists" could be martial artist. :/
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Level 68
Sep 5, 2014
It could also be misandranist :) But we're not being biased here so let's just keep it with sexist.
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Level 21
Jan 27, 2014
Could "finalist" also work for "someone who earns gold/silver/bronze medals"? :)
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Level 69
Aug 13, 2019
Not really. There are 8 people who run at the final competition (e.g. 50m sprint), but only the top 3 are medalists.
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Level 74
Mar 15, 2014
With the winter we've had, the person who predicts the weather is the sadist.
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Level 71
Apr 5, 2014
Comments like yours make me wish there was a "Like" button I could click :-D. Toally agree with you by the way.
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Level 67
Nov 25, 2017
And now there is!
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Level 76
Dec 18, 2015
He'd only be a sadist if he predicted it but told you the opposite? i.e. "Kit yourself out with Bermuda shorts, it's going to be a scorcher" before you die of hypothermia. Predicting bad weather correctly and communicating it is far from sadistic. However, if he controlled the weather...
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Level 67
Apr 26, 2016
then he would just be a super villain... or hero depending on how he used his powers
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Level 53
Aug 29, 2018
That is so completely something a Chuck Palahniuk character would do.
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Level 71
Apr 5, 2014
I still cannot believe I manage to miss "tourist" when I'm such a globetrotter myself. I'll beat myself over the head a long time about this one.
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Level 44
Apr 26, 2014
Same. In the last few seconds, I tried "vacationist" as a last resort.
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Level 50
Dec 7, 2015
'Last resort' in the context of tourism. XD
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Level 75
Dec 7, 2015
How was the food?
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Level 81
May 17, 2014
I don't agree with the definition of nihilism. I don't believe in anything and I don't feel myself being a nihilist at all. I'm rather an agnostic and a sceptic... Nihilism is the rejection of everything, not only beliefs fut also facts, morals, culture, etc.
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Level 39
Dec 6, 2015
Except for the minor issue that you BELIEVE that you are an agnostic and a sceptic...
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Level 39
Dec 6, 2015
Also, to not believe in anything would require that you reject everything as untrue and unreal... including morals and such. Therefore, if you are what you say you are, you are what you just said you aren't.
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Level 39
Dec 6, 2015
That even confused me.
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Level 81
Dec 7, 2015
I'm not able to discuss philosophy in English. So, I will just say that you can at least trust observation, there are some tangible truths. For me, a belief is rather anything that you assume to be true without any serious evidence.
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Level 65
Dec 8, 2015
It would be very difficult to be a nihilist. Because if you believe you are a nihilist, then you believe something, and that makes you not a nihilist.
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Level 67
Apr 26, 2016
You probably haven't seen the Big Lebowski, have you?
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Level 67
Apr 26, 2016
agnostic/sceptic means you don't believe in god or any paranormal/supernatural things. It doesn't mean you believe in nothing at all. I'm an Atheist, I flat out reject the idea of god. but I wouldn't say I believe in nothing.
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Level 43
Sep 22, 2014
Got one that 28% got, but missed one that 76% got. Yep.
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Level 75
Jan 28, 2015
Hard to be a fan of Oscar Wilde if you are a fan the Marquis. The Marquis of Queensbury was responsible for having Wilde jailed for being homosexual (his son had a love affair with Wilde and he was incensed).
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Level 70
Oct 24, 2015
Is incensed worse than passive smoking?
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Level 75
Jan 28, 2015
Please add chauvinist for sexist.
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Level 65
May 29, 2017
agreed
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Level 28
Feb 9, 2015
Could "Masochist" be accepted for "enjoys causing pain"?
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Level 46
Oct 14, 2015
No, a masochist is the opposite of a sadist. It's somebody who enjoys receiving pain. A sadist is someone who enjoys giving it.
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Level 68
Dec 6, 2015
No, "masochist" would be one addicted to these quizzes!
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Level 58
Dec 6, 2015
TIL...
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Level 74
Oct 14, 2015
The quiz doesn't seem to be taking 'philanthropist' as an acceptable answer. I don't know how 51% have got it right, though...
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Level ∞
Oct 14, 2015
Fixed
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Level 80
Dec 6, 2015
Ve believe in nusing, Lebowski. Nusing.
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Level 71
Dec 6, 2015
Tourist???? Dammit!
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Level 55
Dec 6, 2015
For some reason my brain interpreted the clue "stuffs animals" as someone who puts the stuffing in teddy bears. Couldn't believe there was a name for that.
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Level 58
Dec 6, 2015
Same! I mean, there probably is, although I was certain I didn't know it. Eventually I realized they meant real animals.
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Level 81
Dec 7, 2015
I was so sure it was spelled nihlist. Never knew there was an extra i in there.
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Level 67
Dec 19, 2018
Comes from nihil, nothing
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Level 65
Dec 11, 2015
Only got solipsist because of Bo Burnham.
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Level 60
Jan 5, 2016
You mean you haven't seen "The Tao of Steve"!?
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Level 47
May 13, 2016
Got 'em all in one go.
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Level 44
May 13, 2016
What about masochist for causing pain?
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Level 67
Nov 25, 2017
Masochist is someone who likes receiving pain, not causing it.
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Level 72
Jun 30, 2016
Emancipist?
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Level 72
Oct 17, 2016
I wanted to point out that radiologists are the physicians who *interpret* medical imaging (which include not only X-rays, but also MRIs, PET scans, bone scans, etc.), but they are definitely not the ones who actually take the images themselves. That task is performed by radiographERs, also known as radiologic technologists. While radiographers are well-trained professionals, they are NOT doctors. Just an FYI! :-D
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Level 65
May 29, 2017
Correct. A radiologist does not take the x-rays.
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Level 65
May 28, 2017
I erroneously always though the term was "passivist" (as is one who is passive). Which still makes more sense to me; "pacifist" sounds like one who studies the Pacific Ocean !
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Level 67
Nov 25, 2017
Same root word, actually. Comes from Latin "pax," which means peace. The Pacific ocean is named that because when the first European explorers reached it, they were amazed at how calm and peaceful it was compared to what they had been sailing through up to that point.
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Level 80
Aug 25, 2018
More proof that Jetpunk is not just about seeing what you know, but about learning more than you already know. In 2015, I got 18. Just took it again 2.5 years later and got a perfect score.
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Level 60
Aug 25, 2018
Great quiz, thanks. 15% got dramatist? Wtf?
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Level 72
Jan 11, 2019
I didn’t bc the only word running through my head was “Playwright”, over and over again.
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Level 78
Aug 25, 2018
Can't believe how difficult 'tourist'was when it's clearly so obvious
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Level 60
Aug 25, 2018
I'm one of the 5% who picked "solipsist" yet somehow missed "vocalist". Damn, that's embarrassing!
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Level 51
Aug 27, 2018
I totally missed the Nihilist one and then after the answer was shown all I could think of was the line from the Big Lebowski, "But we are nihilists...we believe in nothing"
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Level 68
Nov 27, 2018
We believe in nussing!
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Level 67
Dec 19, 2018
I tried humanist for the ending slavery and purist for fighting with fists :D
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Level 48
Feb 23, 2020
I couldn't think of vocalist but got solipsist.

PhD folks... ha