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S Vocabulary Words Quiz #2

Guess these vocabulary words that start with the letter S.
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First submittedDecember 21, 2012
Last updatedFebruary 9, 2019
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Definition
Word
Faster than the speed of sound
Supersonic
Tropical grassland
Savanna
Cylindrical grain-storage building
Silo
Longest or shortest day of the year
Solstice
It's like a metaphor
Simile
Physical comedy
Slapstick
Detective
Sleuth
Old West tavern
Saloon
Heir; descendent
Scion
Breastbone
Sternum
Sleepwalking
Somnambulism
Definition
Word
Military blockade of a city
Siege
Stage monologue
Soliloquy
Extended leave taken by college professors
Sabbatical
Ruler of the Ottoman Empire
Sultan
Crucifixion wounds like those of Jesus
Stigmata
Having a dark or weathered complexion
Swarthy
Fourteen line poem with iambic pentameter
Sonnet
Sharp knife or high-heeled shoe
Stiletto
Slang for cigar
Stogie
Place where lumber is cut into boards
Sawmill
Pertaining to apes
Simian
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level 76
Mar 10, 2013
yay. 100%
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level 49
Mar 10, 2013
I really need my coffee before I jetpunk. Sauron is NOT the leader of the Ottoman Empire
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level 58
Mar 12, 2013
I like how you used jetpunk as a verb. I'm going to try to work that into my daily vernacular.
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level 61
Dec 21, 2016
Yet.
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level 78
Jun 2, 2018
Sauron comes to Earth and revives the Ottoman Empire for some reason. This has "really bad fan fiction" written all over it.
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level 32
Mar 10, 2013
I've heard people say "Swisher" so often, I forgot it's actually a brand and not a slang term.
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level 70
Mar 10, 2013
"Shamus" is another S word for a detective.
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level 71
Mar 10, 2013
"seamus" or "shamus" for detective please - its used in New York all the time, and "sleuth" kind of refers to a NON-professional, neither cop nor private investigator
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level ∞
Mar 10, 2013
Agreed, those will work now.
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level 60
Oct 22, 2015
detective = spy
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level 59
Mar 10, 2013
It would be a neat little in-joke if you worded the clue for simile as "it's like a metaphor." Also, a soliloquy and a monologue are different: a character speaks to himself in a soliloquy; he addresses other characters in a monologue. The answer is obvious either way, but that distinction is something drama teachers get all huffy over.
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level 73
Mar 11, 2013
I put speech for monologue, which is technically a correct answer i would think. I had the same mindset. I was thinking a Johnny Carsonesque monologue where he speaks to the audience. Soliloquy's are speaking to oneself. I got it in the end, but i would agree with jmellor
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level 48
Mar 27, 2013
Also thought that speech should be ok for monologue.
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level 59
Oct 22, 2015
I know it doesn't sound as fancy but, in my opinion, you should accept "speech".
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level ∞
Dec 23, 2014
Suggested accepted @jmellor. Also added "stage" to the clue for monologue.
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level 75
Mar 5, 2015
Correct spelling for this usage is descendant, not descendent.
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level 59
Oct 22, 2015
"The adjective may be spelled either with ant or ent as the final syllable (see descendent). The noun may be spelled only with ant." - Wiktionary. I have to agree with ander217 and Wiktionary on this one. Honestly, I've never used the spelling "descendent", even for the adjective.
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level 54
Apr 19, 2015
Successor for heir, descendant?
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level 61
Apr 22, 2015
I tried successor as well.
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level 79
Oct 22, 2015
What about son as a descendant?
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level 65
Oct 25, 2015
I also tried spawn. XD
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level 70
Apr 23, 2015
what about survivor for descendent/heir? Mr. Rockefeller was survived by three sons...
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level 58
Oct 24, 2015
I actually had to think "What was the name of that two hander movie with Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine?"
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level 81
Oct 24, 2015
"Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" should really be one of the words. Just because.
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level 78
Jun 2, 2018
Okay, but you have to be in charge of deciding which alternate spellings to accept and responding to complaints about them.
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level 32
Mar 13, 2016
Successor for the scion one?
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level 17
Nov 10, 2018
Successor should be accepted as well as scion.
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level ∞
Feb 9, 2019
Okay
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level 41
May 24, 2019
Hahaha, I tried to put Superman as the answer to the "faster than the speed of sound" clue.