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O Vocabulary Words Quiz #1

Guess these vocabulary words that start with the letter O.
Last updated: September 03, 2018
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Definition
Word
Japanese art of paper folding
Origami
Very overweight
Obese
All powerful
Omnipotent
Child who has no parents
Orphan
Related to the sense of smell
Olfactory
Killer whale
Orca
Eight-sided polygon
Octagon
Eloquent public speaker
Orator
Newspaper death notice
Obituary
To stare at, perhaps with lust
Ogle
Opposite of oriental
Occidental
Definition
Word
Last Greek letter
Omega
Anise-flavoured liqueur, popular in Greece
Ouzo
Branch of medicine that deals with cancer
Oncology
Monolith shaped liked the Washington Monument
Obelisk
Edible internal organs of an animal
Offal
Atmospheric layer that absorbs UV radiation
Ozone
To consecrate a priest
Ordain
Clay earth pigment; a shade of brown/orange
Ochre
Animal that eats both plants and meat
Omnivore
Bird also known as a sea hawk or fish hawk
Osprey
Process that causes rust
Oxidation
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level 14
Nov 27, 2012
I liked taking this quiz, however, you have spelt "Omnipotent" wrong, it is OMNIPITENT, get it right!!!! Apart from this I liked this quiz!!!!!!
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level 64
Nov 27, 2012
I've never seen it spelled "omnipitent." But since you used the word "spelt," I'm going to venture a guess that you're not American, so maybe it's just a matter of cultural spelling. Either that or you're making a joke that went straight over my head. :-)
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level 75
Nov 27, 2012
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/omnipotent
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level 32
Nov 28, 2012
Omnipitent is not a word. Do you understand root words and prefixes? Omni - potent.
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level 64
Jan 3, 2018
I hereby pronounce "omnipitent" to be a word with the meaning "all-pitiful". It would be very useful in many a Jetpunk comment.
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level 35
Jul 27, 2013
Omni- all. potent- powerful. Therefore, omnipotent. Pitent isn't a word and therefore has no meaning.
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level 58
Jan 18, 2018
Carni is flesh. Omni is all. Vore devour. Herbivore is a Plant devourer. Makes sense
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level 45
Jun 4, 2015
Omnipotent is right.
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level 70
Sep 15, 2016
I hate it when people mispronouncify words.
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level 38
Jan 18, 2018
Mispronunciation is understandable, but misspelling is not. I have always mispronounced omnipotent as "omni potent" but I know how to spell it.
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level 47
May 28, 2018
@divantilya I don't follow your logic. English is a terribly non-phonetic language with spellings that make absolutely no sense unless you know the specific variation of the rule someone is using (ghoti for fish). When you add in things like homophones like "read" and "red," spelling variation by region, and people literally making up words all the time, you get a small picture of the many, many reasons someone might spell a word incorrectly. So, not understandable that someone might misspell a word? I think not.
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level 75
Jul 17, 2018
Pronunciation is a terrible word. You pronounce a word, so why isn't it pronounciation? Agree with TyrHawk, the English language is never consistent. That's why I'm all for spelling leniency - my hat's off to people who learn English as a second language. It's difficult enough as a first language.
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level 47
Dec 6, 2018
@divantilya I think misspelling is more understandable that mispronunciation. Because most of the (foreign) words you learn, you pick up by hearing them, so you would sometimes never have seen them spelled before anyway. Yes the words you learn in school you see written down. But afaik allmost allways you get to hear the pronuciation aswell. Spelling something wrong is an easy mistake. However claiming a word is written wrong while it is right, or actually more precise, claiming a certain spelling is right when it is not, is not so understandable. (THINKING it was spelled differently is another matter, we all have had preassumptions about how a word might be spelled before we knew the actual spelling)
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level 71
Jan 30, 2019
Reminds me of a teacher who said that "Nautious" is an American word for "nauseous"...
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level 75
Jan 18, 2018
Okay that's enough guys I'm sure QuizDemon is omnipenitent now.
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level 47
Dec 6, 2018
this is all very omnipertinent
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level 62
Jun 18, 2018
QuizDemon is obviously not omniscient.
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level 54
Mar 6, 2019
Please accept omniscient?
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level 21
Apr 26, 2019
omniscient is all-knowing...
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level 43
Sep 26, 2013
I would have gotten them all right, but I missed the liqueur question. Those darn alcohol ones get me every time.
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level 71
Oct 23, 2013
You need to drink more. Worksh for me. Hic.
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level 75
May 17, 2014
Kept trying omniscient instead of omnipotent. Do I get partial credit for correct spelling of the wrong word? :)
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level 50
May 23, 2014
You mean... monolith that the Washington Monument is shaped like? Obelisks came WAY WAY WAY before the WM.
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level 47
Dec 6, 2018
agreed that one quite bothered me! ( first thing on this site btw, and I ve been on it all week like atleast 5 hours a day... Addictive site? nah not at all...)
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level 27
Jun 3, 2014
You should include omnivorous as well, and occult should work for related to omens
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level 29
Jun 26, 2017
I'll second that! Got all the others and couldn't work out what was wrong with Omnivorous no matter how I spelled (spelt?!) it.
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level 24
Jun 16, 2014
Fun quiz!
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level 50
Jun 25, 2014
WHY do I like ALWAYS miss oncology?
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level 47
Dec 19, 2014
That's an accomplishment. The longer you can retain unfamiliarity with that specialty, the better off you are.
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level 75
Jul 17, 2018
Probably because there are no common words to make it familiar to you - epidermis, dermatology; gastritis, gastrology; nervous system, neurology, etc. Oncology - cancer? Just isn't the same. One has to know the root origins of the word for it to make sense - Greek onkos for mass, evolving to the Latin onco meaning tumor. As Scienceguy said, I hope you never have a reason to remember the word.
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level 22
Jan 8, 2015
LOL I got the top 7 that most people get, so it looks like upside-down stairs. I got it like in the order of 97%, 96%, 95%, 90%, 81%, 80%, 78%, and the rest I didn't get, but it really does look like upside-down stairs the way I guessed them. But I did very bad this quiz and got only 7/22.
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level 54
Mar 19, 2015
Shouldn't Omnificent also work for all powerful? Also agree that the clue "related to omens" is very misleading.
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level 66
Apr 9, 2015
Omnificent would be all-doing, like beneficent (doing good) and maleficent (doing evil).
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level 54
Apr 9, 2015
I couldn't come up with ouzo. Drinking Greeks only made me think of "Opa!"
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level 67
May 11, 2015
Too much 'Ouzo' makes you realise where the 'Hell' in Hellas came from.
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level 66
Jul 2, 2015
44% got olfactory? You guys are some nerds. I got it as well, but still that's pretty shocking.
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level 70
Nov 8, 2015
We sit around taking quizzes. Of *course* we're nerds.
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level 60
Aug 15, 2016
Happy to be a nerd.
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level 25
Jan 18, 2017
Olfactory is a cool word!!! One must be familiar with it if one wishes to be in with the nerds.
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level 75
Dec 12, 2017
I have to credit Loudon Wainwright III, and his classic "Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road" for knowing that word!
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level 65
May 16, 2016
Please accept "olfactive" too.
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level 60
Aug 15, 2016
Olfactorization?
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level 72
Jul 17, 2018
Tried "olfactive" as well. Also: aren't "odors" also related to the sense of smell? Perhaps word the clue in another way to avoid the confusion...
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level 49
Sep 16, 2016
I was thinking Oppressor for All powerful for some reason. must be the media
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level 47
Dec 6, 2018
I said overlord for the eloquent speaker... (not that I thought that was it, but couldnt come up with the right thing, also said ovator... as in someone that gets a standing ovation after his speech haha)
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level 38
Apr 28, 2017
How did only 27% guess "occidental" and only 34% "obelisk"?
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level 53
May 10, 2017
Always that it was oogle, not ogle
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level 22
May 25, 2017
I kept on typing Oxydental instead of Occidental and missed Oxydation.
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level 33
Oct 28, 2017
For the last one I was just guessing randomly and I actually got it right.
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level 70
Dec 13, 2017
Technically, anyone who speaks is an orator.
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level 66
Dec 14, 2017
Suggestion: adding oogle as an alternative to ogle. It's spelled that way in parts of the US.
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level ∞
Dec 14, 2017
Wiktionary defines oogle as "misspelling of ogle", but it's common enough to warrant an entry, so okay.
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level 57
Jun 20, 2018
What about oggle?
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level 64
Oct 16, 2018
"Monolith shaped liked the Washington Monument" has a typo should be "like" not "liked".
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level 60
Dec 15, 2017
which parts of the US? be interesting to know which area does that.
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level 71
Dec 19, 2017
Writing that clue in brown was pretty cool.
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level 58
Jan 18, 2018
That's ochre.
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level 46
Nov 22, 2018
That was a pretty mediochre attempt at being cool.
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level 47
Dec 6, 2018
medi-ochre Hah!
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level 78
Dec 21, 2017
The Seattle Ospreys...yeah, doesn't have the same ring to it.
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level 75
Jul 17, 2018
The University of North Florida might disagree with you.
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level 67
Jan 18, 2018
Like mixed questions? try Mal's General Knowledge 31 ......here it is
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level 60
Feb 6, 2018
I didn't know how to spell it because of how it's spelled in my native language. I tried ocker, oker, okre...
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level 31
Mar 17, 2018
Oxygen???????\\
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level 63
Jul 16, 2018
For some reason I couldn't get Octagon. All I could think of was Octohedran.
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level 56
Jul 16, 2018
I tried every possible spelling other than the simplest one: ''obese''. Ahh, English...
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level 16
Jul 18, 2018
Olfactive should be accepted (I desperately tried odorant and odoriferous for that one !) https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/olfactive
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level 40
Jul 20, 2018
Octahedron = octagon
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level 45
Sep 3, 2018
An octahedron is three dimensional...
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level 15
Jul 20, 2018
I had a perfect score except for offal, which was an offal clue. My Random House dictionary defines offal as INedible, not edible. I have never seen the word, which goes back to Shakespeare, used in any way but pejoratively.
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level 47
Jul 24, 2018
I feel that while olfactory is indeed THE correct answer, odiferous is also A correct answer
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level 64
Oct 16, 2018
"Monolith shaped liked the Washington Monument" has a typo should be "like" not "liked".
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level 65
May 20, 2019
If I know the answer in my mother language and I look for it in the dictionary... is that cheating? :-)
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