Sub Vocabulary Words Quiz

All the words start with Sub. Based on the definition, guess the word.
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Last updated: May 7, 2014
First submittedSeptember 27, 2011
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Definition
Word
Underwater boat
Submarine
Underground train system
Subway
Legal summons
Subpoena
Replacement
Substitute
Speaker for playing bass
Subwoofer
Opposite of add
Subtract
To wane
Subside
Small car
Subcompact
India, for example
Subcontinent
Underling
Subordinate
Lowered text like this
Subscript
Definition
Word
On-screen movie translation
Subtitle
Relating to protons, neutrons, etc...
Subatomic
Below freezing (in Celsius)
Subzero
Transition from solid to gas
Sublimation
To merely survive, with only minimum resources
Subsist
Warm temperate climate zone
Subtropics
Based on personal opinion, not facts
Subjective
Smaller town on the periphery of a city
Suburb
Majestic, beautiful, awe-inspiring
Sublime
Part of the mind targeted by a subliminal message
Subconscious
To undermine authority
Subvert
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Level 54
Sep 19, 2012
good quiz
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Level 61
Jan 29, 2014
Subfreezing perhaps? It literally means below freezing. Otherwise, good quiz :)
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Level 80
Mar 7, 2014
It specifies Celcius, where freezing is zero degrees.
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Level 73
Apr 15, 2014
is "subfreezing" even a word. Here in the States where we use Fahrenheit we still say subzero.
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Level 59
Oct 14, 2019
Yes, but when we say subzero, we mean below zero Fahrenheit, not below freezing.
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Level 83
Sep 3, 2020
@jennraven Just an observation, but isn't it much easier to know when it's subzero Celsius rather than subzero Fahrenheit - the water goes hard? I come from the UK, where we use Celsius for cold, and Fahrenheit for hot, so I'm in no position to criticise.
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Level 71
Apr 23, 2014
Lol, I tried 6 different ways of writing suboosterwhatsit without finding the right spelling. My brother had one in the trunk of his car when he was younger so I knew what it was called - out loud, sort of - but couldn't figure out how to write it :).
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Level 81
May 7, 2014
Good quiz. Only one quibble. The "stereo for playing bass" clue should probably be "speaker for playing bass".
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Level ∞
May 7, 2014
Fixed
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Level 58
Aug 8, 2014
It sucks when you know the word but can't spell it. Subsist subside
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Level 71
May 24, 2015
Even worse when you know the word but can't think of it!
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Level 51
Dec 17, 2015
Subject is another synonym for underling according to the Oxford dictionary. I understand not wanting to have subject and subjective both be acceptable answers, but it does fit the quiz guidelines.
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Level 79
Aug 25, 2017
Indeed, subject should work.
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Level 67
Dec 19, 2018
Agreed
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Level 44
Mar 5, 2016
Can't believe I missed 'subway'. How embarrassing!
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Level 71
Jun 29, 2016
You'll have to go by taxi.
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Level 71
May 4, 2016
sublime and sublimation?
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Level 54
May 31, 2016
Wouldn't sublime technically be correct for the one about solid to gas?
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Level 38
Dec 4, 2018
it would, the quizmaster should add a 'The' so it is "The transition from solid to gas", because the current sentence could imply 'to transition from solid to gas' or 'the transition from solid to gas', making sublime an answer to 2 questions
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Level 83
Sep 3, 2020
Only if you accept 'transition' as a verb. That's a matter of taste. I choose not to, but I spent 8 years at school doing Latin, so, for me, no language can ever evolve.
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Level 67
Dec 19, 2018
I had heard of subpoena, but never ever seen it written (or thought it would be like this) but seeing it is interesting! I remember poena, first I thought it was money, but it is penalty/fine/punishment. I think from now on whenever I hear the word on tv I ll remember this (the way it was written and etymology)
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Level 84
Dec 26, 2019
Subtropic for warm temperate climate zone?
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Level 48
Feb 26, 2020
Should accept 'subtropic' not just 'subtropics'
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Level 49
Jun 4, 2020
I wanted to see the word subliminal on here it's a cool word
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Level 49
Jun 4, 2020
tho I guess it stems off of sublimation
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Level 73
Aug 10, 2020
That small car question is soooo North American - it literally means nothing in the UK.
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Level 45
Nov 30, 2020
my performance was very subpar
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Level 73
Jan 31, 2021
Got all except for subcompact and subconscious!
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Level 70
Jun 24, 2021
A Sub-aru is a small(ish) car.