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Three Letter Vocabulary Words

All the words are only three letters long. Based on the definition, guess the word.
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First submittedJune 29, 2010
Last updatedAugust 28, 2018
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Definition
Word
What you sit on in church
Pew
Female sheep
Ewe
Male equivalent to a lass
Lad
Movement of the tide back out to sea
Ebb
Sound made by a dove
Coo
What a cow chews for the second time
Cud
Venomous snake that killed Cleopatra
Asp
Magical curse
Hex
Jamaican musical genre
Ska
Drunkard
Sot
Fish eggs
Roe
Definition
Word
Large, clumsy, stupid man
Oaf
Mischievous child or minor demon
Imp
Mongrel dog
Cur
Ornamental carp of East Asia
Koi
Scrap of food
Ort
Type of Turkish hat
Fez
Giant, extinct bird of New Zealand
Moa
Cacophony; Loud commotion
Din
Vigor's counterpart
Vim
A dandy
Fop
Wildebeest
Gnu
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level ∞
Mar 28, 2013
I dumbed it down a bit. Still hard, though!
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level 66
Apr 14, 2013
Tough quiz, I like it.
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level 72
Sep 3, 2018
I really want to use ort in a conversation.
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level 72
Sep 26, 2015
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level 20
Apr 26, 2013
Nice one! I love the vocabulary quizzes. They help with my crossword vocab. ;)
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level 48
Apr 26, 2013
You should also accept 'Dub' for 'Jamaican Musical Genre', as Dub grew out of reggae in Jamaica in the 60's.
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level 48
Apr 26, 2013
Also thought Dub, and could a commotion be a row?
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level 38
Nov 26, 2017
Or ado.
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level 77
Jun 29, 2018
I tried both row and ado for commotion.
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level 72
Apr 28, 2013
Me too
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level 64
Feb 11, 2014
Agreed, dub needs to be acceptable. I know the quizmaster is all about wikipedia so here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dub_(music)
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level ∞
Jun 22, 2015
Dub will work now.
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level 61
Nov 16, 2016
Thought "ado" might work.
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level 68
Apr 26, 2013
Only one I didn't get was Ort - never heard of that.
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level 40
Apr 26, 2013
Shout also accept 'bit'
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level 55
Apr 28, 2014
You should do more crossword puzzles.
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level 46
Apr 26, 2013
Tripped up over 'Vigor' - thought it was a person/thing, what with the 'u' being missing (to a British eye). Nice quiz though.
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level 58
Sep 29, 2015
"Vigor" Mortensen?
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level 57
Apr 21, 2018
"Vim and vigor" is an expression.
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level 61
Apr 9, 2019
I wondered what it was. Here vim is a cleaning material used to be called jif, or was it the other way around... anyway it was first called one of those and later the other.
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level 59
Apr 27, 2018
Yes, I did too. I kicked myself when I saw the answer. I just didn't read it as vigour but thought it was a name. I assumed it was someone comicbook character or something as it sounded like that so I moved on knowing I wouldn't know the answer. Then vim and vigour - d'oh!
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level 73
Apr 29, 2013
Sot? If I remember my "Aqualung" lyrics, Ian Anderson clearly says "...you poor old sod..." Hmmmmm... something's fish here...
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level 49
Jan 24, 2015
um he isn't a drunkard.. google poor old sod.. BTW I was right with my meaning :)
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level 80
Feb 13, 2015
Sot - another common crossword.....word.
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level 70
Jul 1, 2013
Finished with 4.13 left. Way easy.
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level 53
May 19, 2014
Totally easy if you do enough crosswords! @buck1017....'sot' is a drunkard, but 'sod', as in "poor old sod" is something rather different.
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level 49
Aug 20, 2014
Challenging but fun. Please don't apologise for putting a quiz on here a little harder than the average
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level 59
Sep 10, 2015
Zepplin -- (The Din) The cup is raised, the toast is made yet again One voice is clear above the din Proud Arianne one word, my will to sustain For me, the cloth once more to spin
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level 77
Sep 28, 2015
I thought it was just reggae that we could blame on Jamaica. Didn't realize they were also responsible for ska.
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level 58
Sep 30, 2015
Ado for Cacophony; Loud commotion.
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level 45
Dec 2, 2015
I was thinking "row"
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level 70
Apr 21, 2018
me too and I'm not even British.
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level 50
Oct 1, 2015
Ha ha! I only got the right meaning for 'vigor' on reading the comments above. Assumed it was some unknown character. You Americans and your funny spellings!
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level 62
Mar 27, 2016
"Magical curse" - as opposed to a non-magical curse?
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level 58
Apr 21, 2018
Yeah. Some people use curse to mean bad luck- Say you keep spilling drinks, you might say "oh, i'm cursed!" with no reference to magic at all
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level 67
Jan 31, 2018
Like mixed questions? try Mal's General Knowledge 31 ......here it is
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level 56
Mar 24, 2018
Sca for Ska?
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level 57
Apr 21, 2018
18/22. I really should've also gotten hex, oaf and ska but, you know, mental block.
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level 63
Apr 21, 2018
Learned so many of these in the crucible of the New York Times crossword. Now let's do a quiz on Oreos!
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level 63
Apr 21, 2018
I eventually got all of them with time to spare, but some made me think, which I liked. I did get stuck on the commotion, though, as I kept trying 'ado'. Suggest this be accepted - anyone with basic Shakespearean knowledge would know this option.
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level 76
Apr 22, 2018
Yes! I kept thinking it was ado. It's always an answer to that type of question in my crosswords. Plus I read Shakespeare for work. lol
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level 71
Apr 22, 2018
The last answer reminded me of Walt Kelly's version of "Good King Wenceslas," which Churchy LaFemme sang as "Good King Sauerkraut": "Good King Sauerkraut, look out!/On yo' feets uneven./While the snoo lay roun' about . . ." at which point Pogo Possum would interrupt the song to ask "Snoo? What's snoo?" Churchy replied, of course, "I don't know, what's new with you?"
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level 54
Apr 23, 2018
vigour not vigor
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level 43
Nov 10, 2018
Funny, I never heard of a moa before.
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level 61
Apr 9, 2019
Though i didnt get them all i think there is too much time. I had 2 mins left, so I think about 1-1.5 min could be shaven off.
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level 72
Apr 9, 2019
I sit on the same 3- letter body part in church as I sit on anywhere else.