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Non- Vocabulary Words Quiz

Based on the definitions, guess these words that start with the letters "non".
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Last updated: June 11, 2019
First submittedJuly 7, 2010
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Definition
Word
Hogwash; balderdash
Nonsense
Organization that doesn't make money
Nonprofit
A flight with no connections or layovers
Nonstop
Glue that is safe for children is …
Nontoxic
Like an injury that doesn't cause death
Nonfatal
One who doesn't participate in elections
Nonvoter
One who doesn't consume alcohol
Nondrinker
Containing no milk products
Nondairy
Like a frying pan that is
covered in Teflon
Nonstick
Surprised to the point of being
unsure how to react. Often misused
to mean "unimpressed"
Nonplussed
Definition
Word
A person between 90 and
100 years old
Nonagenarian
A price that can't be lowered is …
Nonnegotiable
One who doesn't use tobacco
Nonsmoker
Pact to not invade each other
Nonaggression
Not in a straight line
Nonlinear
Something that can't catch fire is ...
Nonflammable
Like Grover Cleveland's terms
Nonconsecutive
Neither Republican or Democratic
Nonpartisan
Calm and relaxed. Indifferent
Nonchalant
Legal agreement to not
reveal a secret
Nondisclosure
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level 70
Jun 16, 2013
Nonfatal could also be nonlethal.
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level ∞
Jun 16, 2013
Okay, that will work now
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level 71
Jun 10, 2016
My first guess was a term they use in the news all the time: non-life-threatening.
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level 72
Jun 10, 2019
Same here. I got it on the next attempt, but would suggest that life-threatening be added as an acceptable option.
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level 68
Jul 22, 2019
Life-threatening is not a one-word term and may not be acceptable for that reason. Besides, I'm not sure that it has the exact same meaning as fatal/lethal, as it doesn't seem to be absolute. A life-threatening wound may kill you under certain circumstances, but not necessarily. A fatal wound will kill you no matter what.
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level 77
Jun 16, 2013
I figured it was something like "nonagenarian"... sometimes I feel like everyone in media just learned the word "octogenarian" and just can't wait to find some way to work it into a sentence... but I guess none of my guesses got the spelling exactly right.
How about non-affiliated for neither Dem or Rep?
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level 71
Jul 15, 2016
Or nonaligned
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level 71
Jun 15, 2019
Both of those would “un-”: unaffiliated, unaligned.
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level 77
Jul 22, 2019
nonaffiliated is a word
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level 71
Jun 16, 2013
I was nonplussed that you left out my favorite word beginning with "non." I will be plussed if you add it. Also, nonprofits may make money, they just don't distribute it to owners.
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level 80
Nov 5, 2014
Yes, was surprised that nonplussed was not accepted for the "indifferent" clue.
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level 72
Dec 10, 2014
Me too, but then I looked it up and it doesn't mean what I thought it meant. It means perplexed, which isn't the same as indifferent.
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level 71
Jun 10, 2016
Everybody uses "nonplused" wrong. Except Baltimorean :-)
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level ∞
Jun 10, 2019
I added "nonplussed" with the correct definition.
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level 80
Jun 10, 2019
Actually, "unimpressed" has an "m" in it. THAT's the right wrong answer.
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level 71
Jun 10, 2019
I'd never heard it in the 'incorrect' use
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level 66
Jul 22, 2019
I think I used the “incorrect” version on the GRE. I wonder if I got any points for it.
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level 55
Jun 16, 2013
what about non life-threatening for non fatal?
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level 76
Jan 19, 2017
Is that one word?
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level 32
Jun 17, 2013
I kept typing non life threatening for nonlethal / fatal, too.
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level 76
Jul 23, 2015
One more here for non-life-threatening.
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level 71
Jun 10, 2016
Ditto.
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level 50
Jun 18, 2013
Nonsequitur.
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level 25
Jul 29, 2014
How about accepting nonsensical for nonsense?
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level 71
Jun 10, 2016
It's the wrong part of speech. The clues are nouns.
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level 72
Jun 10, 2019
Not really. I count at least 12 adjectives, plus a couple more that could be adjectives or nouns depending on context.
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level 71
Jun 15, 2019
No, I meant the clues for “nonsense” are nouns.
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level 46
Feb 25, 2015
I'm very surprised nonfiction wasn't on here. Guess it would've made for one too many easy ones.
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level 51
Oct 19, 2016
Nonsequential for Nonconsecutive?
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level 59
Dec 26, 2016
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level 76
Jan 19, 2017
A person who doesn't drink alcohol is a teetotaler.
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level 76
Aug 2, 2017
The English language has these things called synonyms.
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level 75
Jul 16, 2019
A person who doesn't drink tea is called a nonteatotaller.
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level 82
Jun 10, 2019
You should accept - nonagenerian - I had a tough time with the spelling
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level ∞
Jun 10, 2019
Nonagenerian will work now
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level 45
Jun 10, 2019
i don't know if you are aware of it, but "nonagenarian" is the only word in which "non" is not a prefix of negation, but is part of the word's etymology.
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level 80
Jun 21, 2019
What about "nonchalant"? There's no word "chalant" for the "non" to negate. Probably a few other examples too.
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level 75
Jul 16, 2019
In French chalant comes from the root chaloir which means 'to care' or 'to be concerned.' The same root gives rise to our words 'client' and 'customer' (as opposed to 'clerk' which roughly translates to 'doesn't give a rat's behind').
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level 73
Jul 1, 2019
Nonogram, nonce, nonagon....
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level 68
Jul 22, 2019
There are plenty of other words where the "non" prefix relates to nine. Nonary, nonane etc.
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level 75
Jun 10, 2019
Hey nonny, nonny.
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level 67
Jun 10, 2019
These are all vocabulary words! The title promised NON-vocabulary words!!! XD
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level 83
Jun 12, 2019
:)
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level 62
Jun 13, 2019
Seriously.. that is what I expected...
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level 68
Jul 22, 2019
To be fair, a lot of those words are normal words with 'non' just added. Take the negative out of the clue and you'll have a quiz of definitions of random words ("one who drinks alcohol"; "containing milk products" etc.)
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level 66
Jun 11, 2019
There's a typo in the nonplussed clue: "uninpressed".
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level ∞
Jun 11, 2019
Fixed
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level 83
Jun 11, 2019
nonbothered = nonchalant?
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level 71
Jun 15, 2019
It’s not a word, though. It would be “unbothered”.
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level 76
Jun 11, 2019
For "Neither Republican or Democratic", I was thinking non-affiliated.
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level 76
Jul 23, 2019
Same here.
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level 79
Jun 12, 2019
just got the pact one in time, guessed aggressive first. I most commonly see non-solvent on glue i.e. water based and safe for children add as a type in?
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level 71
Jun 15, 2019
You can definitely have non-solvent glue that is plenty toxic.
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level 61
Jun 18, 2019
I declare the term nonhundred to be used for anyone under onehundred.
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level 66
Jul 22, 2019
For me, this quiz is a total nonstarter.
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level 62
Jul 22, 2019
Maybe you're just a nonachiever.
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level 62
Jul 22, 2019
How about noninflammable or noncombustible?
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level 66
Jul 22, 2019
nonpartisan is incorrect for "neither republican or democrat". You can be socialist, communist, green tea or what ever and NOT be either republican or democrat. The correct "clue" should be "no political affiliation(s)"
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level 79
Jul 22, 2019
Agreed. The proper answer is probably non-affiliated, although even that ignores that someone could be registered with a third party such as the Libertarian Party, Green Party or Minnesota's Farm Labor Party. Even if one is not registered with any party, he or she could certainly be partisan.
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level 44
Jul 22, 2019
Pact not to invade each other - a nontente cordiale?
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level 51
Jul 22, 2019
Yep - sorry this is not a good quiz. the first time I have thought this for over two years participating. You have simply added 'non' as a prefix to various words. And non-flammable is defintiely wrong. its flammable or inflammable. DW
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level 72
Jul 22, 2019
inflammable and flammable are synonyms?
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level 74
Aug 11, 2019
Exactly
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level 56
Jul 22, 2019
nonflappable fits better than nonchalant and nondrinker is way too generic although correct
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level 67
Jul 23, 2019
Nonchalant is a word in regular use, nonflappable is made up.
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level 62
Jul 28, 2019
Don't be nonsensequivocal.