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U Vocabulary Words Quiz

Guess these vocabulary words that start with the letter U.
Last updated: October 08, 2018
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Definition
Word
Baseball official
Umpire
Where a cow makes milk
Udder
Radioactive element
Uranium
Opposite of rural
Urban
Womb
Uterus
Hades
The Underworld
One of a kind
Unique
One of the five basic tastes –
a meaty or savory flavor
Umami
Wavelength of light just beyond
the visible spectrum
Ultraviolet
Related to bears
Ursine
To shriek like ululululu....
Ululate
Definition
Word
Japanese noodle, usually served in soup
Udon
To unlawfully seize authority
Usurp
To stuff or cover furniture
Upholster
The sum of everything in the cosmos
Universe
Lending money at exorbitant rates of interest
Usury
Vessel for storing human ashes
Urn
The dots of this Ü
Umlaut
Bone of the forearm
Ulna
World where everything works
in perfect harmony
Utopia
Street child or spiny sea creature
Urchin
Slang for vomit
Upchuck
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level 21
Jan 16, 2013
I guess I'm stupid but I've never seen "udders" spelled like that. I've always spelled it utters.
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level 59
Jan 16, 2013
Utters is a verb. "He utters a solemn oath."
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level 69
May 21, 2015
Oh, don't set us up like that.
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level 74
Feb 6, 2013
Umami? I remember reading about this when they first discovered it.. in that article they just called it the "savory" taste. They said it was the secret for why so much msg in Chinese food made it taste good. wtf is Umami? Sweet, Sour, Salty, Savory... sounds a lot better than Sweet, sour, salty, umami...
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level 74
Nov 29, 2014
I think savory is basically the English translation of umami. Research is ongoing about taste, and they are discussing adding a sixth taste and perhaps others. See this article, http://www.livescience.com/17684-sixth-basic-taste.html. Possible others include calcium, metal, piquancy (heat), menthol (coolness), kokumi (richness, as in slow-cooked meats), fat, and carbon dioxide (champagne bubbles or soda fizz).
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level 69
Dec 15, 2017
That's weird; I only ever learned it as "umami".
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level 58
Oct 16, 2013
I thought there were only 4 basic tastes: sweet, sour, salty and bitter. Meaty and savory are smells.
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level 69
Dec 15, 2017
Heh, you're dating yourself, Susie222! Did you also learn that different "zones" of the tongue tasted each of the different flavors? Yeah, turned out that was a whole big load of hogwash, too.
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level 26
Mar 11, 2014
can street child also be Untouchable. I think there is a caste in india that is untouchable. Or not what are your thoughts?
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level 66
Apr 21, 2015
Untouchable in the Indian sense is not given to street children. Caste is no longer used as such in India nowadays, but when the term 'Untouchable' was used it was to a whole strata of people, not street children.
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level 35
Apr 18, 2018
An untouchable is not a spiny sea creature.
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level 60
Jun 26, 2018
Very true.
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level 66
Oct 7, 2018
No, but a spiny sea creature may be untouchable, at least if you know what's good for you.
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level 26
May 21, 2015
love the word ululate!
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level 57
May 22, 2015
Not necessarily a shriek though.
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level 66
May 24, 2015
I think ululation should also be accepted in lieu of ululate. I tried "ululation" first, then was stumped when it wasn't accepted.
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level ∞
Dec 10, 2017
Ululation will work now
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level 70
Oct 8, 2018
Just tried it and it still doesn't work. Only one I missed. Probably should have gotten Ululate, but just didn't.
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level 65
Oct 8, 2018
Just tried it as well and still does not take it
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level ∞
Oct 8, 2018
Fixed
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level 62
Dec 11, 2017
I think Utter should also be accepted.
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level 69
Dec 15, 2017
And if Quizmaster makes a clue that reads "to make a sound with one's voice", then it will be!
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level 45
May 25, 2015
I tried every word that stared with "urs" or "ursa" that I could think of. I've never heard the real answer ever used
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level 74
Jan 12, 2016
It's descriptive, as in bovine, equine, porcine, etc.
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level 35
Nov 23, 2015
This isn't an easy quiz
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level 39
Nov 10, 2016
It always amazes (and disgusts me at the same time) how some people have the unmitigated gall to request a different spelling of a word just to accommodate their inability/unwillingness to spell that word. It doesn't matter to them that doing so would only confuse those of us who do make an effort to learn to spell as well as to cheapen the quality of the quiz.
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level 73
Oct 8, 2018
Spoken like a true diva ;)
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level 60
Nov 24, 2018
Confuse... Really?
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level 29
Dec 19, 2016
I could not get ursine. I was trying ursan, ursian, ursanian, and much more of the like.
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level 59
Oct 8, 2018
I tried unami, umani... finally got it!
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level 60
Oct 7, 2018
I have never posted before, but ululation SHOULD count. Please consider it.
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level 53
Oct 7, 2018
I did get the "upchuck" answer, but only after trying what I thought was the more obvious "urp." What, no urpers here?
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level 70
Oct 10, 2018
I've never heard the term "urp". Where are you from?
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level 53
Oct 10, 2018
vermiciousknid, I have lived in various states in the eastern U.S., from north to south. I can't recall where I have picked up this particular word. Possibly, I just haven't heard "upchuck" used frequently. There must be dozens of euphemisms for vomit used from place to place.
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level 75
Nov 19, 2018
I've never heard "urp" either, but I have heard "unswallow" used fairly often in the Southern US.
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level 44
Oct 7, 2018
The sum of everything in the universe is 42. And I could not get my brain to shift from that. :(
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