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Trans- Vocabulary Words Quiz

Based on the definitions, guess these words that start with Trans.
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Last updated: May 25, 2014
First submittedDecember 13, 2011
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Definition
Word
See-through
Transparent
Somewhat see-through
Translucent
To rise above petty concerns
Transcend
Passage of a planet directly between
the Earth and Sun
Transit
To move something to a different location
Transport
Tiny component of a computer chip
Transistor
To convert speech to text
Transcribe
Cross-dresser
Transvestite
To rewrite music in a different key
Transpose
To change from one language to another
Translate
Definition
Word
To repot a tree, for example
Transplant
To violate law or custom
Transgress
Broadcast message
Transmission
Conversion of bread and wine into
the body and blood of Christ
Transubstantiation
From New York to London, e.g.
Transatlantic
To happen
Transpire
Drifter
Transient
Injection of blood
Transfusion
To mesmerize
Transfix
An exchange or trade
Transaction
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level 22
Dec 9, 2012
I didn't get transparent... I'm transstupid :'(
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level 58
Jun 9, 2014
A transfer also works for and exchange or trade.
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level 76
Jun 9, 2014
Agree.
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level 45
Jun 9, 2014
Yes, seconded.
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level 48
Jan 1, 2015
Agree again, although I eventually came up with transaction.
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level 76
Jul 29, 2016
yes transfer
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level 43
Jun 9, 2014
I'm surprised at how many didn't get translucent. Aren't they teaching that in school these days?
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level 66
Jun 9, 2014
"To repot a tree, for example". Do people really use transplant with this meaning?
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level 76
Apr 13, 2015
It's the "original" meaning of the word. Using it in other senses is "borrowing" it from its original use.
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level 71
Sep 13, 2016
Not a gardener, are ya, Zef? We transplant stuff all the time.
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level 25
Oct 31, 2017
I thought that was the easiest one on there. It seems so obvious to me!
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level 29
Jun 9, 2014
81% got transistor NEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRDDDDDDDDSSSSSSSSS
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level 76
Sep 8, 2014
Some of us are just old and remember the transistor radios of our youth.
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level 42
Jun 20, 2014
transvestite and transgender aren't they the same thing? Couldn't both work?
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level 43
Jul 23, 2014
Transvestite and transgender are in no way the same thing.
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level 43
Sep 23, 2014
Transgender means undergone a sex change. Transvestite simply means to dress as the opposing sex.
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level 71
Sep 14, 2016
Wow AllyVevek, you are almost as wildly WRONG as leckscheid is.
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level 66
Jan 4, 2018
They're two different types of mental illness.
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level 76
Jan 28, 2018
I think possibly you're the one who should get your head checked out.
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level 60
May 31, 2018
tink is correct.
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level 57
Aug 16, 2018
@leckscheid, there is a difference, although they are arguably two different ways of describing the same thing (with transvestite now less commonly used). @Tanith, almost, but to be transgender you don't need to have a sex change, just to identify as the opposite gender to your birth sex. @Pork, no.
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level 45
Oct 2, 2018
A lot of transgender people are transvestites but it's not the same time
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level 76
Sep 8, 2014
I first typed transoceanic for NY to London. Seems as though that should work.
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level 57
Aug 16, 2018
me too! transoceanic is a common!
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level 55
Apr 24, 2015
I can't believe I missed such a Transparent answer.
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level 25
Jul 16, 2015
WHY DO YOU HAVE TO TYPE THE FULL THING
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level 25
Oct 31, 2017
Yes, wouldn't it be great if we only had to type the first half of the word ... ;)
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level 73
Aug 29, 2015
How about "Transcript" for converting from speech to text ?
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level 71
Sep 14, 2016
Because transcript is a noun and the clue asks for a verb?
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level 55
Aug 24, 2016
How about transpond or transponder for broadcasting messages?
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level 62
Dec 19, 2018
My thought exactly, I tried transponder. I guess transmutation (or even transformation) arent right for the transubstantiation one, because that is the specefic exclusive term for it? (Though I havent heard of it, though in this case that migh not mean very much.)
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level 71
Sep 14, 2016
Okay, I have a backwards complaint – you took my alternative answer and I think it should NOT have been accepted! :-D Transcontinental is definitely not synonymous with transatlantic. (I just had a brain fart and typed it in free-associatively.) INTERcontinental would be, but transcontinental refers to traversing only *within* a continent. Please unaccept my answer. ;-)
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level 33
Nov 18, 2016
For the "cross-dressing" clue I just wanted to point out that the word "transvestite" is no longer used in the LGBTQ community or by the majority of cross-dressers themselves. Also, a person who cross-dresses is NOT the same as a person who is transgender. Hopefully this clears up any misunderstandings!
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level 49
Apr 2, 2017
A transvestite isn't the same things as a crossdresser
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level 79
Mar 15, 2018
Again I ask the question: Does everything and everybody have to have a label? And if you don't use the currently accepted one why do some think that you being purposefully insulting? Will we ever get to the day where we are all just people and if you don't see things the same way I do it doesn't automatically make you wrong, stupid or some kind of fanatic?
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level 67
Apr 23, 2018
Because it's polite not to insult people, and to correct yourself if you do it accidentally? If we're on the bus together, and you step on my foot, I might say "Excuse me, you're standing on my foot." If you respond "Whoops, sorry!" and move your foot, it's no big deal. If you instead then go "Well I didn't MEAN to step on it! Why do people have to make such a big deal about being stepped on? Life isn't easy, you know! You can't just expect everyone to not step on you all the time! Really, the way things keep changing, I can't be expected to keep track of everywhere I put my feet!" and then keep your foot on mine anyway, it actually does become rather insulting. And for many people -- especially those in marginalized communities -- they get the latter reaction so often that they understandably get a little preemptively defensive about being stepped on.
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level 60
May 31, 2018
"marginalized communities" can remain marginalized and insulted.
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level 67
Jun 3, 2018
Yeah, kick 'em when they're down! Really make sure they know their place.
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level 57
Aug 16, 2018
@amber, they are etymologically identical. Trans means across and vest means clothes, so what is the difference? @Marlowe, I'm not sure about that analogy. Standing on somebody's foot is something that has always been considered impolite and/or harmful. Terms that are used around issues like gender have changed and are changing quickly. If a term wasn't harmful or politically incorrect ten years ago, why is it "insulting" now? Just because somebody is offended by something, that doesn't mean it shouldn't ever be said. Whatever you say, there is going to be somebody who finds it offensive somewhere.
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level 67
Oct 1, 2018
Just because marginalized people were less comfortable speaking up in the past doesn't mean they weren't hurt or insulted back then. To take a more extreme example, one might ask why it was such a big deal for women to be able to vote in 1920 when they were just fine not voting in 1910. Because it wasn't really "just fine" back then either.
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level 57
Oct 4, 2018
Yes, this example is clearly correct. However, words people use are different from what people do and what people prevent others from doing (in the case of voting). Maybe people who are either transvestite or a cross-dresser (whichever one you consider to be less insulting) were always insulted by being called the other one. Or maybe they didn't really mind, and if you go back far enough were more concerned with actual freedom. With many words there is now context from history attached to them which genuinely does change things (the N-word being a clear example). But for example transgender/transsexual/trans/trans* (written with the asterisk, although I'm not sure how to pronounce it) all mean the same thing and as far as I know there is little clear reason to prefer one over another (if you want to make the history argument you can, but as long as new connotations are added to words this will inevitably mean rapid and perpetual change, which seems to go against your argument).
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level 67
Oct 18, 2018
My point is that if a word applies exclusively to a specific group of people, and many people from that group say they prefer a different word instead because they find that first word insulting or uncomfortable, what's the big deal in using the word they prefer? It can mean a great deal to them, and requires next to no effort on your part.

Sure, certain connotations can change rapidly, but that's why I try to listen to those that are actually affected by these words one way or another. It's pretty much literally the least I can do.
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level 57
Oct 27, 2018
True. My only real point is that because of this, what POOCH is describing is to some extent inevitable. People will accidentally use words that others find offensive because of these connotations. And if someone does, I think it is best not to overreact, and to recognise that this is a more subjective problem than standing on somebody's foot.
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level 67
Oct 30, 2018
But that's the thing, from what I've seen the most "overreacting" I've seen is from the people who said the "offending" thing in the first place, not the ones making the correction. What I've seen is a comment like "This word is usually preferable to that word now," being followed up by "Well how am I supposed to know? Why do we need these labels at all? People are so SENSITIVE nowadays. It's just a word, you need to toughen up." And variations thereof. And that's not even touching on people like TinklePork who just immediately turn to insults.

Usually, when a trans* person or another minority make a correction like that, they're not looking for any sort of big thing. They know mistakes happen, and that's fine. In fact, they generally do NOT want you to make a big deal apologizing or anything, because that's ALSO really uncomfortable. They just want you to try and remember it for next time. That's all.
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level 57
Oct 31, 2018
On Jetpunk, that may well be the case. But outside of Jetpunk, there are times when I feel overreaction does happen. For example this: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jan/27/benedict-cumberbatch-apology-coloured-people is an overreaction in my opinion. It did happen on TV, which changes the circumstances somewhat, but it did result in a "big deal apologizing". It is true to say that people often overreact after being corrected. And in many circumstances they will just say "oh yes" and it will be over. And yes of course I get just as annoyed by TinklePork as lots of other users do. But, I think it does need to be recognised that use of words not considered politically correct is inevitable if terms are changing quickly, and that it is possible for overreaction to take place on both sides.
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level 38
Apr 22, 2018
The wine and bread were not CHANGED into Christ's body and blood; they SYMBOLIZED his body and blood that he was about to sacrifice.
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level 67
Apr 23, 2018
Maybe, but official Catholic doctrine is that the bread and wine literally change into Christ's actual body and blood.
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level 38
Jun 15, 2018
^ Ah, well, that's perhaps one explanation for the Protestant Reformation.
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level 57
Sep 2, 2018
I thought it was more to do with the idea that you could purchase time off purgatory. Considering some objectively silly things that Protestants also believe, I think it was ideas that provoked moral outrage rather than scepticism that were the primary cause of the reformation. Correct me if I'm wrong here.
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level 65
Sep 11, 2019
You are not correct, but explaining the reasons for the Protestant Reformation can't possibly be done here. I encourage you to look into it though :)
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level 77
Oct 18, 2019
I thought it had to do with Martin Luther nailing 95 feces to the door of a church in Wittenberg. That seemed to raise a stink.
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level 67
Aug 16, 2018
How can "transient" and "drifter" be synonymous when the former is an adjective and the latter a noun?
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level 77
Aug 16, 2018
Transient can also be used as a noun.
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level 77
Sep 4, 2019
Transvestite is more accurate but fell into disfavor around the same time that they started pushing the idea that gender was purely a social construct and that it was possible to fully become male or female if that's how you felt. Therefore a man dressed as a woman because they feel they are a woman is no longer cross dressing, i.e. wearing the clothes of the opposite gender, they *are* the opposite gender. This ignores people who might be men and still feel as though they are men but simply enjoy wearing women's clothing, both because there has been a disproportionate weight placed on the rights of "transgender" people and also because there is a parallel movement to try and delete all gender connotations from everything - language, toys, behavior, clothing - so these people believe there is no such thing as men's or women's clothing.
This is all very new, counterintuitive, and opposite to what even the most PC people said 15 years ago, so, some are understandably confused.
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level 67
Oct 18, 2019
You forgot ⚧️⚧️⚧️TRANS PRIDE⚧️⚧️⚧️
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