-Tion Vocabulary Words Quiz #1

Based on the definitions, guess these words that end with "tion".
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Last updated: November 11, 2018
First submittedNovember 15, 2011
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Definition
Word
Long, winter sleep for certain animals
Hibernation
Murder for political reasons
Assassination
Large estate on which cash crops
are grown
Plantation
Illegally leaving the military
Desertion
Process of taming wild animal species
Domestication
Digging, especially by an archeologist
Excavation
Seasonal movement of animals
Migration
Ceremony to crown a monarch
Coronation
Resignation of the throne
Abdication
Process through which money
becomes worth less
Inflation
Definition
Word
Birth control
Contraception
Length of pregnancy
Gestation
An increase in velocity
Acceleration
Supplying farmland with water
Irrigation
Attempting to find water using
a magic rod
Divination
Chewing
Mastication
Doctoral thesis
Dissertation
Chewing cud
Rumination
Removing salt from water
Desalination
Short blessing at the end of
a church service
Benediction
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Level 27
Nov 15, 2011
My score was so bad I won't even mention it. But when the answers came up I honestly knew all of them. Go figure . . .
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Level 41
Oct 21, 2016
Yeah bit of a ditto for me too. Only got 12, missed high scoring ones.
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Level 71
Feb 1, 2017
Me too...let's blame the definitions
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Level 33
Nov 15, 2011
Like this one.
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Level 26
Nov 16, 2011
I thought divination was predicting the future..... like in Harry Potter..... lol.
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Level 53
May 5, 2015
I believe divination has more than one definition, but this is one of them.
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Level 48
Jun 18, 2014
Now for a pedantic comment: acceleration actually means a CHANGE in velocity, not an increase. (After all, when half of defining velocity consists of determining the object's direction, it can't really be "increased". Speed can be increased.)
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Level 67
Jan 11, 2019
So when you go slower (lower velocity), you d also call it accelaration?
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Level 67
Jan 12, 2019
Yes, actually. The official scientific definition of "acceleration" is as @ecp said, any change in speed (velocity) or direction. Speeding up, slowing down, and turning all count as accelerating.
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Level 70
Jan 14, 2019
There is a difference between the English language definition of the word "acceleration" and the physics/engineering definition of the vector quantity "acceleration."
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Level 75
Apr 11, 2016
Please accept "depreciation" for money becoming more worthless.
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Level 78
Nov 27, 2019
Depreciation isn't your money becoming less valuable, it's what you bought with your money becoming less valuable. Buy a brand new car, and drive it off the lot with $20 in your pocket. The moment you hit the road, that $20 is still worth $20. But that $25,000 car is now worth $18,000. That's depreciation.
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Level 82
Nov 11, 2018
Not sure if I misspelled "dissertation" or not, but I ended up getting "desertion" halfway through the word. Either swap them around, do something about type-ins or remove one, I guess.
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Level ∞
Nov 11, 2018
This has been fixed
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Level 80
Nov 12, 2018
I had to mull over "rumination" for a while.
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Level 72
Nov 12, 2018
I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE
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Level 73
Nov 12, 2018
regurgitation for chewing chud?
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Level 72
Nov 12, 2018
While I see your point that ruminants do indeed regurgitate, they only regurgitate so that they can do some more ruminating, i.e. chewing of their cud. So while regurgitating is indeed involved in the whole, somewhat gross process, it's only rumination that is a direct definition of "chewing cud". P.S. Moo.
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Level 56
Nov 12, 2018
I got stuck on the salt one for a while. Tried "distillation" and "crystalisation"...I guess I was thinking too much of chemistry.
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Level 85
Nov 12, 2018
Chewing cud is also a form of regurgitation, is it not?
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Level 72
Nov 12, 2018
See my reply to WT2008, above.
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Level 71
Nov 14, 2018
Mastication is one of my favorite words in the English language. Thank you for including it!
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Level 67
Dec 18, 2018
I tried desaltation, wasnt far off (and was typng abducation was about to type it with"i" next.)
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Level 65
Jan 11, 2019
That was a fun quiz. Gratification. Congratulations.
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Level 78
Jan 11, 2019
Chewing cud is the only one I missed - and we have cows! (And sometimes raise goats and sheep.) Sigh.
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Level 69
Jan 11, 2019
Honest suggestion: Abortion for birth control? Not: Imagination for magic rod usage?
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Level 43
Jan 11, 2019
Tried separation, purification, distillation and filtration for the salt one. answer was way more straightforward that I thought