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-Tor Vocabulary Words Quiz

Based on the definitions, guess these words that end with the letters "tor".
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Last updated: September 6, 2018
First submittedJune 7, 2011
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Definition
Word
Arena combatant in ancient Rome
Gladiator
Theater performer
Actor
Totalitarian leader
Dictator
Person who carries out a will
Executor
Airplane pilot
Aviator
One who determines a ship's course
Navigator
One who is not who he claims to be
Impostor
Physician
Doctor
Opposite of descendant
Ancestor
In Britain, this person would be
called an estate agent
Realtor
The "first person" who gives the account
of events in a book
Narrator
Definition
Word
Bird of prey
Raptor
Business owner
Proprietor
American or ancient Roman legislator
Senator
One who searched for heresy against
the Catholic church
Inquisitor
Car part made obsolete by fuel injection
Carburetor
Maestro
Conductor
One who watches a sporting event
Spectator
Lawyer who tries to convict the defendant
Prosecutor
One who checks the accuracy of
financial statements
Auditor
One who manages a museum collection
Curator
Part of a bomb that starts the explosion
Detonator
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level 54
Dec 11, 2013
Impersonator?
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level 60
Dec 11, 2013
seconded
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level 67
Dec 16, 2013
Thirded.
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level 66
Jun 22, 2018
Yeah, especially if you think about the non-comedian meaning of the word.
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level 43
Nov 14, 2018
Imitator
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level 62
Sep 28, 2019
that is what I tried
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level 71
Dec 11, 2013
Notice the pronunciation of all these -tor words. Now, for some reason, mentor is being pronounced menTOR. And Realtors are going along, their commercials talk about RealTORs. NO. STOP IT. STOP IT NOW. (Okay, breathing into a paper bag now.)
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level 44
Aug 6, 2014
I'm glad someone else noticed that about those realtor commercials.
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level 59
Aug 23, 2017
Realtor® is actually a trademark of the National Association of Realtors and you can't call yourself a Realto® unless you're a member. https://www.nar.realtor/logos-and-trademark-rules Non-members are just real estate agents in the US.
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level 38
Aug 12, 2018
A Realtor is someone who sells real estate, period. They existed long before the American Association of Realtors usurped their title for their own financial gain, which is a travesty. (and no, I am not a Realtor).
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level 65
Nov 14, 2018
sounds like a pyramid scheme akin to the better business bureau, mary kay, etc.
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level 64
Dec 11, 2013
Director is another possible response for "maestro" and fabricator for "one who is not who he claims to be."
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level 78
Dec 11, 2013
Great quiz! But am I the only one who noticed that one of the answers was "aviator" while the picture accompanying the quiz features an aviatrix?
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level 77
Dec 12, 2013
Aviatrix is now considered archaic. Aviator is correct for both male and female pilots.
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level 63
Sep 30, 2014
But it's such a good word. And in the plural, it's aviatrices!
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level 77
Nov 14, 2018
I still use it, as well. I don't think there's any need to remove gender from words. But all the same aviator is considered correct for both now.
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level 70
Nov 14, 2018
There are some forms of old Latin that made it into early English, such as -tor for men and -trix for women. However, as you mentioned, those are now being replaced, as -tor is for both men and women, whereas -trix are for kids.
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level 75
Nov 15, 2018
Nice one GrandMo hahaha
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level 62
Sep 28, 2019
-trix for kids?? What ? never heard of that, could you give an example?
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level 65
Jun 15, 2014
No, I noticed as well.
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level 49
Dec 12, 2013
Got them all except "Business owner"--I thought of "investor" and then couldn't get it out of my mind after it didn't work.
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level 59
Dec 13, 2013
Progenitor? a person or animal in the past that is related to a person or animal living now
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level 70
Oct 24, 2018
That was my first guess too.
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level 58
Mar 25, 2014
Impersonator would be a better answer for "One who is not who he claims to be". Impostor can be spelled -ter or -tor. I've always spelled it -ter, and as both are accepted in the dictionary, I'm sure I'm not the only one. Impersonator is only spelled -tor.
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level 44
Aug 6, 2014
Impersonators don't "claim" to be someone else. An Elvis impersonator does not claim to be Elvis. He is a performer, an entertainer. Whereas an impostor is a con man. His very success depends on his audience/target believing his ruse. Impostor is the better choice.
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level 66
Jun 22, 2018
See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impersonator
There are criminal impersonators as well.
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level 38
Aug 12, 2018
As Beetboy12 said: An impostor is one who claims to be someone else (presumably for nefarious purposes), while an impersonator is usually someone who mimics another (such as a female impersonator, or a comedian who has perfected the voice, mannerisms or dress of a famous person... Nixon, Clinton, Cher, Elvis, etc.)
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level ∞
Sep 6, 2018
Impersonator is definitely not the better answer, but after doing some research it will be accepted.
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level 53
May 12, 2014
How about "progenitor" as well as "ancestor"?
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level 73
May 18, 2014
I was stuck on progenitor as well.
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level 43
May 22, 2014
Handler of multiple phone lines: Operator
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level 55
May 4, 2015
The voice over question confused me. I thought it meant voice actors on animated movies or those who do dubbing.
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level 47
May 18, 2016
No one else saw "legislator" in the clue and just stopped for a minute, unable to think of anything else? Just me? I mean, I got it but... man. It's RIGHT THERE.
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level 44
Jun 6, 2017
Shouldn't Imitator also be accepted for "One who is not who he claims to be"??
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level 68
Oct 16, 2019
I think an imitator only copies another person's voice, not the person's behavior.
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level 70
Aug 10, 2017
I didn't expect to see the Spanish Inquisition on this quiz.
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level 77
Nov 14, 2018
Nobody did.
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level 73
Mar 12, 2018
Dear Quizmaster, could you spare us the infinite pain of having to type "tor" at the end of every answer? Most similar quizzes do...
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level ∞
Sep 6, 2018
Thought about it but decided against it. It feels weird since the break isn't always in a clean place. Its more irritating to have the answer be filled in prematurely when you don't expect it.
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level 62
Nov 14, 2018
Like the Spanish Inquisitorion
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level 62
Nov 14, 2018
Infinite pain? Sheesh, that's a low pain threshold right there. I wonder how you would cope with childbirth...?
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level 73
Nov 14, 2018
Or at a Robbie Williams concert
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level 39
Nov 14, 2018
Bird of prey - raptor? seems like a stretch
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level 70
Nov 14, 2018
Raptor as it refers to a bird literally means "bird of prey", e.g. eagles, falcons, and hawks- not a stretch at all. This is separate, though probably related, to what I assume you're thinking of, the dinosaur.
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level 62
Sep 28, 2019
Raptor means robber/reaper/ravasher, first used for birds of prey since early 1800s. The raptor you are thinking of is the informal name of velociraptor, which didnt get its name until early 1900s. But with the same meaning for the last part, swift (velocity=speed) reaper.
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level 75
Nov 14, 2018
Words that end in -tor and the thumbnail preview is a word that does not end in -tor. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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level 66
Nov 14, 2018
Couldn't conservator also fit for curator?
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level 59
Nov 14, 2018
Opposite of descendant could also be progenitor, no?
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level 58
Nov 15, 2018
I really didn't expect one of the answers.
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level 35
Nov 15, 2018
Business Owner = Vendor? I guess potentially not, but hopefully :)
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level 62
Sep 28, 2019
but that would have to be ventor then..
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level 68
Jan 23, 2019
My spanish sent me astray on "maestro". I'm thinking teacher... professor.
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level 62
Sep 28, 2019
Ok, today I learned the difference between persecutor and prosecutor. Confusing when english isnt your native language and you get most of your english from the tv. If the words are mangled they sound basically the same. (or at least enough, to not realise a different word is used)

Still, I didnt do too bad, considering, only missed executor (could only think of legislator to end in -tor or notary which is the definition but does not end with -tor. But never had to deal with wills or any legal stuff) auditor and proprietor. (Had a bright moment later in the quiz to try pro instead of per secutor)

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level 65
Oct 6, 2019
What about 'condor' for bird of prey?
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level 68
Oct 16, 2019
Is only one specific kind of bird of prey, not an overall term. And of course, it doesn't end in -tor.