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P Vocabulary Words Quiz #2

All the words start with P. Based on the definitions, guess what they are.
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Last updated: February 9, 2019
First submittedFebruary 13, 2013
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Definition
Word
Church bench
Pew
Voilà; ta-da
Presto
To hunt illegally
Poach
Widespread outbreak of disease
Pandemic
To pigs as bovine is to cows
Porcine
Baby carriage
Pram
False name
Pseudonym
Heathen
Pagan
Car part that moves up
and down within a cylinder
Piston
Statement that can only be true
if it is false, and vice-versa
Paradox
Fireworks
Pyrotechnics
Boxer
Pugilist
Definition
Word
Next-to-last
Penultimate
Person who kills his father
Patricide
Playful fairy or elf-like creature
Pixie
Roof of the mouth
Palate
Sub-division of a kingdom (in taxonomy)
Phylum
Food item that spoils quickly
Perishable
Short story that teaches a lesson via analogy
Parable
To womanize (especially if married)
Philander
Central European dance music that
often features an accordion
Polka
Self-imposed punishment to atone for a sin
Penance
Type of knitting stitch
Purl
Order of mammals that includes
monkeys and apes
Primate
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level 53
Feb 12, 2013
'Plague' should be accepted for widespread outbreak of a disease.
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level ∞
Feb 13, 2013
Okay, that will work now.
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level 72
Oct 8, 2015
How about pestilence?
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level 63
May 5, 2018
Or pandemia?
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level 54
Feb 12, 2013
Dammit, spelt palate as palette.
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level 50
Feb 12, 2013
Spellings are pretty strict. Maybe parishable or palete?
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level ∞
Dec 23, 2014
Added those as accepted answers.
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level 53
Feb 12, 2013
Really cross I missed the boxer one, just couldn't get the word out. Learnt a couple of new words on this one as well
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level 63
Feb 12, 2013
I had psyeudenym and perishable, but didn't spell them right. Then I was trying "presente" for viola, "plague" for widespread disease, and "prostitute" for heathen.
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level 63
Feb 12, 2013
STILL didn't spell "pseudonym" right. Damn that word!
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level 70
Oct 19, 2018
Someone should think of a different name for it.
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level 76
Jul 14, 2019
Alias? Nom de plume? Pen name?
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level 62
May 2, 2019
prostitute for heathen... what?!?!
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level 40
Jul 15, 2019
I knew the knitting stitch but did not know it was spelt like that! I spelt it like the gemstone.
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level 58
Feb 12, 2013
widespread outbreak of disease = plague??
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level 50
Feb 12, 2013
Nice quiz.
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level 42
Feb 15, 2013
Agreed.
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level 39
Feb 13, 2013
Maybe accept prestige? Why else would you say ta-da?
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level 73
Apr 25, 2018
Tried that as well.
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level 62
May 2, 2019
you wouldnt say tada, you would say presto.
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level 30
Apr 11, 2014
Thank you, Fallout 3, for "Pugilism illustrated". :D
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level 82
May 28, 2014
Accept "pushchair" for baby carriage?
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level 72
Jun 25, 2014
Please to be considering acceptance 'prizefighter' for 'boxer.
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level 71
Oct 1, 2017
That's not a synonym, that's free association!
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level 66
Sep 24, 2014
Only got 15. Missed some I should have known. I'm ashamed of myself. Love these quizzes, QM! Thanks!
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level 55
Oct 25, 2014
Poof, for voila; ta da?
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level 67
Feb 24, 2015
I missed on the Voila - ta da question ..... maybe abracadabra! may have given it to me.
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level 62
May 2, 2019
abracadabra is something totaly different. that is a (mock) spell. Presto is like, here it is
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level 62
May 2, 2019
Ta da is when it shows up , poof is when it disappears ;) ( I immediately felt/ saw something disappear when I read the word poof haha)
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level 47
Dec 15, 2014
missed porcine and paradox >.
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level 55
Apr 30, 2015
I was going to correct you, that patricide is the act of killing one's father, not the person who does it. But I googled it. You are right in your definition. You taught me something today. :)
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level 58
Oct 8, 2015
I was certain this was the case too, but apparently not! Thankfully, after trying "patricidist", which is not a word, I tried "patricider", which is also not a word, but gave me the answer. :)
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level ∞
Feb 9, 2019
By the way, thanks for looking it up before commenting. Other people below you in the thread did not!
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level 68
Jul 14, 2019
So... is a non-organic farmer an insecticide committing insecticide using insecticide?
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level 22
May 22, 2015
Aw, man, when I saw the "food that spoils quickly" one, I tried coming up with a specific food, not the general term :(
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level 48
Aug 25, 2015
Please accept "punch guy" for boxer!!
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level 69
Oct 8, 2015
Without thinking, I immediately tried "puncher" when I first read the question. Pugilist was my second guess, so I'm not going to demand that "puncher" should be accepted...
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level 71
Oct 1, 2017
Thank GAWD I am not the only literalist who immediately came up with "puncher"! I debated even admitting it if I didn't see that anyone else had, but Tramp, you were definitely not alone :-)
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level 62
Jul 14, 2019
I typed puncher. That one was the only one I didn't get. Presto was the last one I finally figured out. Great quiz!
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level 76
Oct 8, 2015
I only missed one so I didn't think this was too difficult, but you did make us brush out the cobwebs in our head to get some of them. Excellent quiz.
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level 50
Oct 8, 2015
The polka clue totally stumped me. I will grant that a lot of central european cultures do dance polkas amongst their traditional dances, but 'polka' usually refers to a specific dance step, is danced in lots of other places than central europe (british isles, for example) and whilst you could arguably call the music that accompanies it 'polka music' it's not a common term to me at all (I am a brit who plays a lot of traditional british and european dance music...)
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level 51
Oct 12, 2015
prestidigitation for voila!
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level 16
Mar 10, 2018
Presto doesn't mean voila or tada. It means quickly or early depending on the context.
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level 67
Jul 14, 2019
Yes, and in the context of how the word has come to be used in English, it means "an interjection used to indicate the sudden appearance or occurrence of something often as if by magic."

Tada!
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level 77
Jun 1, 2018
What about "penitence" for "penance"
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level 79
Jun 3, 2018
I tried that too. Wikipedia redirects "penitence" to the article on "penance."
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level ∞
Feb 9, 2019
Penitence will work now
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level 38
Jun 1, 2018
Patricide is the act of killing one's father. The person committing the act is not referred to as a "Patricide" ( a patricidal lunatic, perhaps?) BTW: Google is not a good source for proper definitions.
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level 63
Nov 18, 2018
Agreed. Please change the wording.
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level ∞
Feb 9, 2019
Erroneous! Patricide is both the act and the person who does it, as can be confirmed by multiple different dictionaries.
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level 67
May 3, 2019
Philistine for heathen?
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level 66
Jun 19, 2019
False name could also be penname.
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level 46
Jul 14, 2019
Can you accept Primata for primates??
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level 62
Jul 14, 2019
I’ve only ever heard “hey presto”. Presto on its own must be an American variant.
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level 60
Jul 15, 2019
I've never heard "hey presto". You're probably right that it's regional.
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level 56
Jul 14, 2019
presto for ta da viola is very vague i of course missed it
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level 62
Jul 15, 2019
Isn't patricide the act of killing, and not the word for a person who does the killing?
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level 68
Jul 15, 2019
Reading (the comments above yours before commenting) is FUNdamental!