Ph Vocabulary Words

Based on the definitions, guess these words that contain the letters "ph".
Not necessarily starting with ph
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Last updated: September 4, 2018
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Definition
Word
Egyptian ruler
Pharaoh
Lie detector
Polygraph
Second year student
Sophomore
Doctor
Physician
The first Greek letter
Alpha
Mythical bird that rises from its own ashes
Phoenix
Rank just below kingdom, in taxonomy
Phylum
Type of precious gem, often blue
Sapphire
Formation of soldiers with joined shields
Phalanx
The love of wisdom
Philosophy
3-D equivalent of a circle
Sphere
Definition
Word
Single particle of light
Photon
A sudden realization or awakening
Epiphany
An irrational fear
Phobia
Chemical scent to attract a mate
Pheromone
Inscription on a gravestone
Epitaph
Oldest son of the French king
Dauphin
Pacific hurricane
Typhoon
The west wind
Zephyr
An angel of the highest choir
Seraph
Type of powerful opiate
Morphine
Ghost or apparition
Phantom
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Level 26
Mar 14, 2013
Phalanx... how many of you got that from Percy Jackson? :P
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Level 73
Mar 14, 2013
Age of Empires :-)
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Level 16
Apr 24, 2013
google
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Level 49
May 28, 2013
I'm just smart.
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Level 81
Feb 13, 2018
You knew this intrinsically? You didn't learn it somewhere?
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Level 52
Jul 8, 2018
It's not that strange, kalbahamut. I was born knowing several words, including rochambeau, applesauce, masonry, purple, flaxen, hoary, codswallop, and the.
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Level 17
Apr 22, 2021
applesauce and purple are very common words.
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Level 69
Sep 18, 2013
I'm just smart.
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Level 67
May 3, 2014
Astérix
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Level 20
May 30, 2016
Yes. My favorite.
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Level 50
Jul 25, 2014
Seriously, people, he didn't ask WHERE you got it, he asked IF you got it from Percy Jackson, which I halfway did, so technically, I am the only one who even belongs on this list.
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Level 44
Jul 29, 2014
the long list of people indicates the folly of his reasoning, that it's not just percy jackson, but any of a dozen other reasons to know phalanx
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Level 50
Aug 1, 2014
Perhaps, but the point is that he wanted to know who got it from Percy Jackson. He very well knew that it can be known from other places, but he wanted to know how many people got it where he did. There is no folly in his reasoning. There is, however, in yours.
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Level 44
Jun 9, 2015
Who's Percy Jackson?
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Level 31
Apr 3, 2021
are u serious
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Level 43
Dec 25, 2016
Macedonian phalanx~ Phillip & Alexander the Great
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Level 43
Dec 25, 2016
I got zephyr from Percy Jackson
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Level 81
Dec 25, 2016
I got all of these and none of them because of Percy Jackson.
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Level 81
Dec 25, 2016
and I don't remember where I first heard phalanx. Maybe 6th grade history class. Maybe the first Civilization computer game.
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Level 43
Mar 10, 2017
Zephyr too!
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Level 20
Mar 14, 2013
I was thinking of Pharmacist XD!
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Level 17
Apr 22, 2021
same.
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Level 89
Mar 14, 2013
Got stuck on Doctor--all that came to mind was Ph.D...
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Level 68
Nov 26, 2014
Me too! I felt so silly when I saw physician and didn't get it
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Level 67
Dec 14, 2018
yep phd and pharmacist (other endngs)
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Level 55
Mar 14, 2013
Aphrodisiac seems like a more viable answer than pheromone
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Level 67
Dec 14, 2018
no aphrodisiac is something (that you ingest) that makes you aroused. Pheromes are a natural thing and is (not so much in humans anymore) used in finding a mate, and can tell if they are suitable or not, so that healthy offspring s produced
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Level 86
Mar 14, 2013
Shouldn't phantasm work for the last one as well?
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Level 77
May 6, 2014
Agreed
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Level 81
Jun 15, 2014
I say it should. Phantasm is what I put in.
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Level ∞
Aug 10, 2016
Okay
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Level 25
Jul 1, 2013
if you like this quiz check out the ''Words beginning with Ph....NEW!''
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Level 18
Nov 3, 2013
i knew the first letter of the greek alphabet was alpha, but for some reason i kept forgetting that it didn't have 2 start with ph
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Level 53
Apr 24, 2015
Me, too. I automatically entered "phi."
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Level 62
Apr 3, 2021
Phalpha.
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Level 72
Apr 5, 2021
Not having read the instructions first, that was the one where it dawned on me that maybe the words don't necessarily start with ph.
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Level 28
Jan 16, 2014
It took me a few minutes to realize that "methamphetamine" isn't an opiate.
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Level 67
Dec 14, 2018
morphine either didnt cross my mind or somehow I thought it was written morfine (as in my language)
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Level 55
Apr 28, 2014
"Sycophant" is a good one. You should use that.
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Level 50
Jul 25, 2014
Sycophant, a person who obeys every whim of another, practically worshiping them. Also, sycophantic, which is the behavior of above person.
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Level 50
Dec 8, 2014
OI! Time Lord doesn't have Ph in it!
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Level 89
Nov 6, 2015
Galliphreyan, perhaps?
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Level 60
Aug 11, 2016
Is philosophy a love of wisdom? To quote Tina Turner, what's love got to do with it?
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Level 68
Nov 10, 2016
Yes it is. And I think it should count for 2 points because it has two ph's
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Level 60
Dec 25, 2016
With you Atkinson. Bit off an outlier definition?
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Level 78
Dec 27, 2016
Etymologically it is.
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Level 81
Feb 13, 2018
philo = love

sophy = wisdom

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Level 81
Feb 13, 2018
think... pedophile, necrophilia, hemophilia

or.. sophistry, Hagia Sofia.. same roots.

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Level 80
Nov 13, 2016
For most of the Pacific, a Pacific hurricane is called a hurricane. Perhaps you could specify "western Pacific"?
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Level 69
Dec 25, 2016
Phd should be accepted for doctor
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Level 45
Dec 26, 2016
I got most of the ones in the left column, but only one in the right column...
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Level 45
Jan 24, 2017
I'm surprise only 31% got morphine right.
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Level 67
Dec 14, 2018
the others were too high ;)
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Level 54
Mar 24, 2017
A phobia isn't necessarily an irrational fear. That definition threw me off.
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Level 44
Mar 24, 2018
pho·bi·a

ˈfōbēə

noun

noun: phobia; plural noun: phobias

an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something.

"he had a phobia about being under water"

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Level 40
Mar 28, 2018
Phobia's An Extreme Fear
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Level 60
Apr 6, 2021
I've always understood phobias to be irrational. If a bear were chasing me and it terrified me, that's rational. If I were to have a panic attack from seeing Winnie the Pooh, then I'd be phobic.
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Level 59
May 5, 2017
For oldest son of the french king I put Phillip XD
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Level 40
Mar 17, 2018
Phoenix Is The Capital Pf "Arizona" ('Arizona')<>?
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Level 75
May 14, 2018
If we're being technical, North Pacific hurricane might be a better clue. Here in Queensland, they're just Tropical Cyclones.
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Level 65
Apr 4, 2021
Yes, I think typhoons are more in Japan and Philippines. In New Zealand they are called tropical cyclones.
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Level 67
Dec 14, 2018
I mixed up seraphim and nephilim and first tried sephilim (various spellings) then realized I meant nephilim, surprised it didnt work.

What is the difference between them? And nephilim wouldnt fit the clue? Was proud enough that I knew that difficult word, but the exact meaning and difference between classes I dont know ( and it changes drastically through the centuries,) eventhough I think I once looked up the etymology for some of them

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Level 67
Dec 14, 2018
apparently nephilim means the fallen ones, and seraphim means the burning ones or serpents. All sounds very angelic doesnt it ;) (I remembered as much, hence my previous comment that the meaning of the word took on a different direction through the ages, as it does with most words.) (Like lucifer means lightbringer but is now synonymous with evil and more associated with darkness)
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Level 65
Dec 5, 2020
"The love of wisdom"!??? WTF!??
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Level 58
Apr 3, 2021
It's already been addressed above, but that's literally what the word philosophy means in greek. Philo = love, sophia = wisdom.
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Level 69
Apr 3, 2021
So disappointed that "Phil" wasn't accepted for doctor...
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Level 59
Apr 3, 2021
#Philisarealdoctor
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Level 47
Apr 3, 2021
Wouldn't sapiophilia work for the love of wisdom?