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Rhyming Vocabulary #2

Uses the definitions and rhymes to guess these vocabulary words.
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First submittedJanuary 5, 2015
Last updatedAugust 26, 2015
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Definition
Rhyme
Word
Marine mammal
Corpus
Porpoise
Greenish-yellow color
Caboose
Chartreuse
A great multitude
Period
Myriad
Having to do with royalty
Eagle
Regal
Apologetic
Rewrite
Contrite
Meeting between lovers
Wrist
Tryst
Describes a tail that
can grasp things
Utensil
Prehensile
Lowest point
Raider
Nadir
Wharf
Free
Quay
An outcast
Messiah
Pariah
Definition
Rhyme
Word
Nerve intersection
Collapse
Synapse
Artificial cave
Lotto
Grotto
Medieval rank below squire
Showman
Yeoman
One who believes in nothing
Stylist
Nihilist
A rich vein of precious ore
Costanza
Bonanza
Like tiny Swiftian islanders
Absolution
Lilliputian
To camp without a tent
Kerouac
Bivouac
Austere; frugal
Tartan
Spartan
Hairy
Astute
Hirsute
Throat
Mullet
Gullet
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level 82
Jan 5, 2015
I didn't know "quay" could be pronounced like that. I always said "kwey". Also don't know why I didn't get the Swiftian islanders, because I sure did know the answer. Perhaps I put in two t's ? Please accept that as a spelling alternative?
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level 73
Jan 6, 2015
I tried cay. Little did I know the correct answer was another ridiculously spelled homophone. Never knew quay was pronounced like key.
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level 76
Jan 7, 2015
The OED and the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language both seem to agree with the quizmaster on the pronunication of "quay".
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level 77
Mar 2, 2015
I disagree with the definition of "nihilist". I can hardly explain it with my limited english but nihilism is about rejecting the past and the usual values of human societies. The fact of not believing in anything would be agnosticism (for metaphysics) or skepticism (for knowledge).
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level 77
Apr 21, 2015
yes. 2nd time in recent memory this inaccurate definition has been used as a clue, too.
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level 72
May 9, 2019
I think nussing was mispronounced as nothing.
We believe in nussing!
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level 59
Apr 21, 2015
All but the quay one ā€” I never heard of this pronunciation. Interesting.
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level 66
Apr 21, 2015
In the UK at least 'quay' is always pronounced as 'key'.
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level 71
Jul 7, 2019
In the US, too.
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level 70
Jul 10, 2019
and in Australia
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level 57
Apr 21, 2015
I've never seen the words "hirsute" or "quay" in my life, also didn't know bivouac or bonanza. Everything else I got.
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level 58
Apr 21, 2015
In what possible world can "chartreuse" rhyme with "caboose"?
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level 78
Apr 21, 2015
Not in mine. CHAR-tres and Ca-BOOS or am I wrong again?
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level 66
Apr 21, 2015
char-TROOZ, cuh-BOOSS.
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level 76
Apr 21, 2015
Only in 'Merica, I suppose. I've always pronounced it that way.
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level 52
Oct 26, 2018
shar trrrerrrs is how i say it
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level 72
May 9, 2019
A lot closer in the original French world than in the CHAR-tres world.
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level 39
Apr 21, 2015
Aha. No wonder I couldn't get Chartreuse. It's only mispronounced like that in America!
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level 73
Apr 21, 2015
You should accept "jetty" for wharf.
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level 76
Apr 21, 2015
How does jetty rhyme with free?
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level 54
Apr 21, 2015
Maybe "free" is like the FREE square in Bingo?
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level 54
Apr 21, 2015
Jetty could also work for wharf. It's an official synonym...
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level 76
Apr 23, 2015
Was totally unfamiliar with "yeoman" in that sense. Only knew it as lower-level naval officer, or as a servant/attendant (as in yeoman of the guard).
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level 67
May 4, 2015
Not sure what all the complaining is about. Some of them weren't perfect rhymes, Nadir and Raider in particular, but it was easy enough.
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level 70
Jul 10, 2019
Once I started sounding the example word in my head with my best guess at an American accent, many of these (including nadir/raider) clicked for me. Felt a bit weird/wrong though I must confess.
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level 79
Jan 22, 2017
The arguments are all fine and dandy, but the real strength of the populace is that the quiz rating is 1.43. It seems that the masses are clearly not impressed. Considering that a 0 cannot be rated, I'd say a quiz that is nearly as low as can possibly be awarded shows what quiz takers think.
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level āˆž
Jan 23, 2017
The ratings are on a curve. I don't know what the "raw" rating is. Honestly, I might get rid of the ratings because I don't think they are helpful. Too many whiners are downvoting anything related to sports or anything that is "U.S. Centric".
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level 66
Dec 29, 2017
Sports in general don't interest most people. Some people may be passionate about 1 or 2 sports, but extremely few people are interested in many sports. That's why a quiz about tennis or football might only resonate with 5 or 10% of the userbase. Geography and history, on the other hand, are the great equalizers. Geography and history are more interesting, possibly useful in day-to-day life, and more universal. The userbase is trying to tell you something when they rate sports quizzes low. You can do what you wish with that data.
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level 52
Oct 26, 2018
i think QM does a good job overall... yes, some of the rhymes were stretching it a bit, depending on the taker's regional variations, but no way will a pronunciation quiz be one size fits all.................................................................................... if you read the clues, those alone should give you the answer, the rhyme was just a bit of sugar on the top
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level 71
Jul 7, 2019
I thought I was one of the pickiest raters on the site, but I gave this quiz one of my few 5 stars. I thought the rhymes were VERY well selected ā€“ almost all were technically perfect. I loved it, Dan, and Iā€™m sorry it got poo-pooed.
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level 61
Jul 15, 2019
Do people Really downvote quizzes that dont interest them??? (whether they do or not, it seems like besides geography, sports stuff are the highest rated)

I vote 5 when I really enjoyed it or found it a very clever quiz. And only give fewer stars, when the quiz is shaky ( which doesnt happen a lot) like when the questions are gibberish.

Most of the time I dont give stars, not even to quizzes I personally hate (or have a few ( not a boatload..) errors) only when it is a mess, or when it really had me thinking/learning new interesting stuff.

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level 61
Jul 15, 2019
Anyone got hairy, astute and tried/thought malamute? Sort of fits...