R Vocabulary Words Quiz #1

Guess these vocabulary words that start with the letter R.
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Last updated: December 10, 2017
First submittedDecember 21, 2012
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Definition
Word
Jewish spiritual leader
Rabbi
Opposite of urban
Rural
Affected with rabies
Rabid
One who favors extreme political change;
Or, 1980s slang meaning "awesome"
Radical
Term that means "bird of prey"
Raptor
A person who lives in self-imposed isolation
Recluse
The killing of a king
Regicide
Two-wheeled carriage pulled by a person
Rickshaw
The smallest animal of a litter
Runt
To demolish; to level
Raze
Slender, sharply-pointed sword that
was popular for dueling
Rapier
Definition
Word
Entourage
Retinue
The sounding of a bugle to awaken
soldiers in the morning
Reveille
How rock climbers descend
Rappel
Medical specialty dealing with X-rays
Radiology
500 sheets of paper
Ream
The art of persuasive speaking
Rhetoric
17th Greek letter
Rho
To turn and stare, esp. at an accident
Rubberneck
Dietary fiber
Roughage
Currency of Russia
Ruble
Jamaican musical genre
Reggae
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Level 26
Dec 26, 2012
Can you accept "Ro" as a spelling of "Rho"?
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Level 65
Feb 16, 2018
Oh, yes, and please also accept "ruffige" for "roughage" -- and "Richard Shaw" for "rickshaw".
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Level 59
Aug 26, 2018
Yes. It should since the "h" gets dropped off of answers on this site all the time. For instance, if you write Pittsburgh, you don't actually need to spell it correctly.
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Level 64
Aug 26, 2018
I got it right with "rho." Plenty of other exceptions have been made. Ro instead of Rho is tame compared to other exceptions. If the others are accepted, then Ro should be as well.
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Level 16
Dec 27, 2012
yay 1/20 although i know most of the words
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Level 28
Dec 28, 2012
easy quiz 20/20 with 1:59 left
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Level 41
Dec 30, 2012
11. poor.
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Level 28
Jan 27, 2013
agreed
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Level 33
Jun 21, 2014
I kept trying radiologist. :^)
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Level 73
Apr 30, 2015
"You have selected Regicide. If you know the name of the king or queen being murdered, press 1"
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Level 82
Apr 30, 2015
I like your Simpson's 911 reference!
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Level 65
Apr 30, 2015
For how a climber descends, can "really carefully" be accepted? :P
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Level 69
Apr 30, 2015
Wouldn't 'ruin' also work for demolish or level? Maybe it's just me.
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Level 74
Apr 30, 2015
I kind of see what you're saying, but you wouldn't hear, "They are going to ruin the building." You'd hear, "They are going to raze the building."
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Level 64
Dec 11, 2017
I agree
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Level 45
Apr 29, 2016
Maybe accept "Rasta" or "Rastafari" for Jamaican music?
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Level 66
Sep 12, 2020
Because rasta is a religion, not a genre.
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Level 21
Jun 6, 2016
How about rustic for "opposite of urban"?
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Level 72
Dec 15, 2017
But… "rustic" is not the opposite of urban, so why would it be accepted?
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Level 59
Jun 2, 2019
According to the oxford english dictionary, it is
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Level 82
Dec 10, 2017
To destroy, to level, to ruin?
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Level 72
Dec 15, 2017
See DiscoBayGolfer's comment, higher up.
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Level 62
Apr 27, 2018
if ruin were to destroy or level then how could we visit the ruins of old places?
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Level 88
Dec 15, 2017
Glad to see I wasn't the only one who struggled with entourage. I hoped 'roadies' would work, but wasn't hugely surprised or disappointed when it wasn't.
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Level 85
Apr 24, 2018
Maybe it's just my bad hearing, but I've always heard an R (either in place of or directly after the L) in the English pronunciation of that morning bugle call. So none of my 7 or 8 spelling guesses would work, because I didn't think to remove the R.
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Level 67
Aug 26, 2018
It might be because your memory accidentally changes it to the slightly more common word "revelry," which you're more used to hearing.
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Level 65
Aug 26, 2018
Another word that you might be thinking of is "reverie"
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Level 80
Aug 26, 2018
Darn. I thought for a second that knowing the word riboflavin would for once in my life be useful. What is that? A vitamin? I found out that it's not a dietary fiber, apparently.
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Level 78
Aug 27, 2018
It's one of the B vitamins. You obviously didn't take seventh-grade home ec food classes at my school or you would never forget them. :)
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Level 80
Aug 27, 2018
haha. I actually *did* take Home Ec in 7th grade... but I don't remember learning about vitamins. I remember sewing a pillow, knitting, and cooking pizza, cakes, etc.
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Level 60
Aug 27, 2018
I, too, got prematurely excited to use the word "riboflavin" for once in my life.
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Level 66
May 24, 2019
I tried "rapidly" for how a mountain climber descends. Hey quiz master has a great sense of humor so you never know
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Level 17
Jun 2, 2019
Radical.. or Revolutionary Revelry
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Level 81
Jul 21, 2019
I doubt I'll use 500 sheets of paper in the rest of my life.
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Level 67
Aug 20, 2019
I totally made up regicide :D I knew king was rex and things to do with killing end in -cide. I also got rappel by chance, it was my answer to the bugle question.. (well the word that came to me )

Ah this is where I got it from, so my mind didnt make up nonsense. Rappel is also for calling soldiers, but with a drum not a bugle

rappel (plural rappels)
(military) A drumbeat pattern for calling soldiers to gather.

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Level 56
Jul 7, 2020
How about accepting "ricksha" as an alternate spelling?