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R Vocabulary Words Quiz #2

Guess these vocabulary words that start with the letter R.
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Last updated: February 9, 2019
First submittedDecember 23, 2012
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Definition
Word
Certain chess piece
Rook
Music for a funeral mass
Requiem
Bullet's bounce
Ricochet
British word for eraser
Rubber
Fish eggs
Roe
Nose reconstruction surgery
Rhinoplasty
Cheek-reddening makeup
Rouge
Cattle thief
Rustler
Competitor or nemesis
Rival
Backpack
Rucksack
Tree sap
Resin
Definition
Word
String of prayer beads
Rosary
Currency of India
Rupee
Polygon with four sides of equal length
Rhombus
To counter an argument in debate or court
Rebut
Musical style considered a predecessor to jazz
Ragtime
Light-sensitive layer inside the eyeball
Retina
Stagehand of a traveling rock band
Roadie
One who rules in place of an underage monarch
Regent
Cud-chewing animal such as a cow or deer
Ruminant
To demote to a lower soccer league
Relegate
Strip of bacon
Rasher
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level 31
Mar 5, 2013
recoil for bullet bounce?
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level 72
Dec 10, 2014
I'm not a gun fan, but isn't the recoil the kick of the gun as the bullet is fired, while the ricochet is the bullet bouncing off something (usually a rock close to a cowboy's head, in my only experience).
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level 55
Apr 30, 2015
Yes.
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level 61
Mar 11, 2013
Rucksack is used mainly in the UK and should be noted as such.
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level 58
Oct 15, 2015
so what, if had to type that for everytime there was a usa-ism.......
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level 38
Jul 28, 2019
^ a rugzak is used in many countries, not just the UK.
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level 38
Mar 24, 2013
the Rhombus one was clever
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level 83
Jul 19, 2013
This quiz was quite "R"-ed.
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level ∞
Dec 23, 2014
Taking another look, I think the difficulty was perhaps a little too high. I replaced three of the answers with easier ones, so maybe it will be a little more fun now.
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level 61
Aug 20, 2019
Still my worst one of the series. I missed 8! Of which had never heard of rasher or rustler and I stupidly couldnt think of rival. But the other answers I have heard of but don't think I would ve guessed even with more time.
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level 73
Aug 23, 2018
It was G-rated though.
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level 49
Jan 27, 2014
How about racksack for a backpack
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level 55
Apr 30, 2015
I tried that, too. Took me a bit to think to try rucksack.
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level 58
Oct 15, 2015
Er, why?
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level 61
Aug 20, 2019
But it isnt put on a rack but on your back (ruck comes from rug meaning back)
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level 71
Mar 13, 2014
Never, ever heard of rasher.
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level 57
Dec 14, 2014
I never heard of "rasher" either. Is it a UK thing?
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level 76
Feb 27, 2015
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level 27
Jun 5, 2015
it's an everywhere-but-america thing
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level 73
Oct 15, 2015
cyandecarrot...but yet more people knew rasher than relegate? relegate is pretty much a concept only known outside of europe when it comes to sport...is rasher that common of a thing in reference to bacon outside of usa? i have spent a lot of time abroad and have never heard that term used in regards to a strip of bacon
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level 76
Oct 15, 2015
I'm American and I've heard rasher of bacon, but as I often say, I'm old. I haven't seen it on a breakfast menu here in years.
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level 58
Oct 15, 2015
I'm American and young (mid 20's), and I've definitely heard rasher of bacon. I'm in the Midwest, so maybe that makes a difference.
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level 66
Jul 30, 2019
For some reason I always thought a rasher of bacon was what you would buy at a store, like a packaged amount of bacon instead of just a single strip. I also see it as a British word and I'm not American so I disagree with the everywhere but America thing.
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level 67
Oct 14, 2014
couldn't think of requiem or ragtime, good quiz though.
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level 78
Dec 30, 2014
Resin is not sap...
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level 55
Apr 30, 2015
Resin is not always sap, but it is sometimes another word for sap.
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level 61
Aug 20, 2019
no not sap but called treesap. Like we say the tree bleeds, but it is not actually blood either
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level 77
Jan 8, 2015
Kept thinking retort for the argument one.
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level 83
Jan 13, 2015
That one took me the longest, sadly. Redirect? Refute? Rebuke... no, but it's something like those last two...
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level 58
Oct 15, 2015
Yes, tried most of those and then some.
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level 73
Aug 23, 2018
In court, it's invariably called a rebuttal. I do like the rochambeau answer below.
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level 83
Jan 28, 2015
I think there are too many answers that are "close enough" on that one. Should probably just use a different vocab word. How about rochambeau?
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level 69
Oct 15, 2015
Agreed. Refute, rebate, repell, rebuke...
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level 66
Jul 30, 2019
I think retort satisfies the definition, after I thought of that I couldn't come up with anything else
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level 61
Aug 20, 2019
Ah so I wasnt the only one trying retort :)
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level 39
Jan 29, 2015
Yes, we call a slice (not strip) of bacon a rasher, in the UK.
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level 58
Jun 26, 2015
I am American. I have heard of a rasher of bacon, although I thought it referred to a serving size, not an individual strip. Further investigation revealed that it can also refer to a small serving of 3-4 strips of bacon.
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level 58
Oct 15, 2015
I was thinking it was the 3-4 slices of bacon too. I've seen it on breakfast menus, and I'm pretty sure no restaurants serve just one piece of bacon as a side, or people wouldn't go there anymore.
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level 53
Sep 14, 2015
Strip of Bacon = Yummy
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level 51
Oct 15, 2015
Very hard for me. I usually ace these vocab quizzes, and I missed several.
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level 61
Aug 20, 2019
yea this one is tougher than all the others imo. Not that the answers are extremely obscure, only 2 completely unknown words. but yea tougher to get than others.

Or maybe it is because I just woke up, still half asleep in bed haha

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level 58
Oct 15, 2015
"Rag" won't work by itself? If there's reasons, I understand. I put rag several times, then gave up and starting guessing ridiculous ones like reggae, rap, and rock...
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level 73
Aug 23, 2018
Why'd you try several times without trying ragtime once?
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level 61
Aug 20, 2019
Well let's put it differently. Is there a reason rag should be accepted? Is ragtime ever referred to as rag? I think I have only heard it as ragtime.
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level 44
Oct 17, 2015
Ah, I put 'ruminator' and 'ruminater' and I just couldn't think of the word.
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level 58
Oct 19, 2015
Is it just me, or is rhomboid an acceptable answer as well as rhombus?
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level 21
Jun 30, 2016
A rhombus is to a rhomboid, as a square is to a rectangle. That is, rhomboids have different lengths on adjacent sides.
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level 53
Oct 22, 2015
What about "refute" for countering an argument?
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level 38
Jul 28, 2019
In a debate, the proper term is rebut(tal), not refute. I believe that refute is more commonly used to counter an accusation against someone.
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level 60
Nov 6, 2015
"Raider" should also work for the cattle thief question.
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level 57
Feb 18, 2016
"rhomb" should also work
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level 55
Apr 27, 2018
as rectang or squa ?
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level 66
Apr 20, 2016
I think retort should work for a counter argument
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level 61
Nov 11, 2016
Couldn't stop thinking of dirge for the requiem question.
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level 69
Mar 2, 2017
This quiz should be featured once a year on National Talk Like A Pirate Day. (U.S.) Arrrrrrr!!
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level 33
May 29, 2017
quizmaster, pls except 'retort' for countering an argument :/ :/
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level 55
Apr 27, 2018
He will (and won't Accept) because retort is not applicable to debate and court useage. Retort is not thought out or part of a legal argument but a fast reaction repost. Can be used in debates but not often. Re-tort would be a whole new court case wouldn't it?
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level 66
Jul 28, 2019
Nice retort.
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level 54
Jun 12, 2018
in England we tend to say a rasher of bacon, I would ask for bacon with my eggs. Irish people ask for rashers, I noticed this when I visited
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level 75
Jul 28, 2019
Could riposte work for the argument question?
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level 62
Jul 28, 2019
Really fun quiz, thanks. I enjoyed it cos I got all but two (resin, which I should have got, and regent). Don't know how I managed to pull some of the answers out of my brain!