Vocabulary Words Ending in "Ster"

Based on a definition, try to guess these words ending in the letters "ster".
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Last updated: March 26, 2021
First submittedDecember 6, 2011
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Definition
Word
Slang for a tornado
Twister
High-grossing film
Blockbuster
King's fool
Jester
Handrail on a staircase
Bannister
Trendy person
Hipster
British school principal
Headmaster
One type of British lawyer
Barrister
One third of a pregnancy
Trimester
A man who sews
Seamster
Place in a monastery devoted to
religious seclusion
Cloister
Definition
Word
Older unmarried woman
Spinster
Evil. Originally, it also mean "left".
Sinister
To stuff and cover furniture
Upholster
Circus leader
Ringmaster
Popular synthetic fiber used in clothing
Polyester
Delay tactic in the U.S. senate
Filibuster
Sports car without a fixed roof
Roadster
To isolate a jury from outside influence
Sequester
Member of a criminal enterprise
Gangster
Case for carrying a gun on one's waist
Holster
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Level 53
May 12, 2014
As a sewing professional and word geek, I'll just mention that "sempster" is a valid (and older) alternate spelling. Also the not-very-p.c. "sempstress", but that doesn't fit this quiz.
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Level 50
Jun 18, 2014
Did you hear about the man who fell into the upholstery machine?

Don't worry, he's fully recovered.

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Level 73
Aug 16, 2014
That's my kind of (bad) joke : )
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Level 84
Jun 6, 2021
His poor wife was so startled, she backed into a fan. Disaster.
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Level 56
Oct 11, 2021
Disaster! That's a good -ster word.
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Level 44
Aug 16, 2014
"Quartermaster" threw me off because I was in the Navy - it means something very different there.
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Level 67
Aug 16, 2014
I have to be honest, I have never heard of a seamster. Feeling pretty stupid right now.
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Level 87
Apr 30, 2015
Surely you've heard of a seamstress? And you can probably figure out how the male counterpart would be named (actor-actress, mister-mistress, adulterer-adulteress). I'd never heard the term before either, but that's how I figured it out.
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Level 73
Apr 26, 2015
No "Quizmaster"?
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Level 75
Mar 26, 2021
He's there, in bold at line 3.
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Level 44
Jun 5, 2021
:)
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Level 73
Sep 7, 2016
A spinster is not necessarily old...and its a much better word than "bachelorette"
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Level 84
Apr 15, 2021
It's anecdotal, but I just polled every young woman in my office and it was unanimous...they'd all rather be called a bachelorette than a spinster! ;)
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Level 70
Feb 24, 2018
So I tried reupholster time and time and time again. Could not figure out why it wouldn't work. I guess something needs to be upholstered before it can be reupholstered. Doesn't help that I'm sitting on a couch that needs to reupholstered
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Level 75
Jan 6, 2021
the word always makes me think of Patrick Leigh Fermor's definition of domestic cats - 'interior desecrators and downholsterers'.
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Level 77
Apr 3, 2018
Filibusters don't only happen in the US Senate. They happen in many parliaments around the world, and often in the lower house as well as the senate.
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Level 75
Mar 30, 2021
Agreed! You may wish to generalize this - filibuster happens in Canada at both federal and provincial levels, and there certainly are no senates in provincial government.
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Level ∞
Mar 30, 2021
If we generalize it people will complain about all the places where it doesn't happen.
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Level 76
Mar 26, 2021
Got 5*. It's ok but don't really understand why more challenging quizzes don't get featured. No offence meant
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Level 84
Mar 27, 2021
Going through the winter semester in my room, watching my hamster spinning his wheel, trying to master this quiz, or just bluster my way through it.
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Level 86
Mar 28, 2021
got stuck on the car one, all I could think of was boxster.
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Level 39
Jun 5, 2021
I could only think of "speedster", which I think the "sports car" part actually does hint towards and also fits the brief - I've not really heard of the actual answer before, we just call them convertibles or soft tops
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Level 71
Mar 30, 2021
I kept reading the first one as slang for tomato. Clearly I missed that one.
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Level 65
Apr 9, 2021
You missed hamster
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Level 69
Jun 5, 2021
Yup, that's the only English word ending in -ster that's not in this quiz. I demand my subscription back.
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Level 75
Jun 5, 2021
Nope, monster is not on here either. Nor monster hamster for that matter...
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Level 38
Jun 6, 2021
Lobster not here neither
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Level 46
Jul 7, 2021
Clearly some folks don't get sarcasm...
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Level 61
Jun 5, 2021
I tried spinster for the tornado one and was surprised when I found out it was right for a different question lol (In the UK a twister is 2 things, an ice lolly or a game, we dont get tornadoes here)
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Level 62
Jun 7, 2021
But a lot of us in the UK would have seen the film with the same name about tornado chasers
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Level 74
Jun 5, 2021
Truck-driving union member...
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Level 63
Jun 7, 2021
I was expecting to see Teamster here too.
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Level 39
Jun 5, 2021
Where is Quizmaster?
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Level 57
Jun 5, 2021
I have a couple of issues with this otherwise excellent quiz. Firstly, 'spinster' is widely considered to be a derogatory term so please remove it. Secondly, as previously commented, 'filibuster' is not an exclusively American term so why not replace 'American' with 'many' or 'some'.
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Level 53
Jun 5, 2021
Really? "spinster" is derogatory so please remove it? It's a sad day when you can be so triggered by a quiz on the internet.

As far as the filibuster, the question is 100% accurate as it is written, just because other places do the same thing doesn't matter.

Dry your eyes and move on.

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Level 69
Jun 5, 2021
5*

Boxster should be accepted.

Also, I suggest that you change clue #9 to "A sewer" and see how many complaints/congratulations you get.

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Level 39
Jun 5, 2021
Hahaha yes I think that would trip a lot of people up
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Level 63
Jun 7, 2021
A Bannister is not a handrail, Balustrade is a handrail on a staircase, Bannisters are the vertical supports to hold up the handrail.

Also, for the Sinister definition should it be; "it also meant left" not, "it also mean left"?

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Level 65
Jun 8, 2021
Merriam-Webster defines a "banister" (which is actually the more common spelling) as either the handrail with its supporting posts, or as the handrail alone.
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Level 46
Jul 7, 2021
Fun fact: the US and Bangladesh are the only two countries on Earth that experience strong, violent tornadoes on an annual basis.