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W Vocabulary Words Quiz #1

Guess these vocabulary words that start with the letter W.
Last updated: September 13, 2018
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Definition
Word
Prison boss
Warden
Wine-drinking alcoholic
Wino
Unit of power
Watt
To shed tears
Weep
Pickup artist's assistant
Wingman
Pier
Wharf
To complain, in the UK
Whinge
Boxing class between
lightweight and middleweight
Welterweight
Whistling sound caused by
difficult respiration
Wheeze
Man whose wife has died
Widower
Definition
Word
Person who is addicted to work
Workaholic
Certain breakfast food. Or, to vacillate
Waffle
Bitter herb used to make absinthe
Wormwood
Large cooking pan used to
make Asian cuisine
Wok
Hot mulled cider; Or a Christmas carol
Wassail
To cease giving milk to an offspring
Wean
A swirling vortex in water
Whirlpool
To sniff; Or, to swing and miss in baseball
Whiff
What a pig does in mud
Wallow
To sharpen a knife on a stone
Whet
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level 48
Apr 27, 2014
Do you think that "wail" might be also be acceptable for the clue "to shed tears"? Good quiz!
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level 57
Aug 21, 2014
Wail should totally count.
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level 75
Oct 2, 2014
I think you can wail without tears. It's a cry of pain but doesn't require tears. The answer given is the best one.
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level 39
Jun 15, 2017
And you CAN shed tears silently. (A.K.A not wailing)
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level 47
Nov 4, 2018
and whine
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level 47
Jun 12, 2014
never heard of welterweight~ oh well
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level 45
Jul 7, 2014
Never heard of "wormwood" -- sounds icky :-(
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level 50
Aug 10, 2014
Oh, believe me, it is. Especially the star.
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level 75
Jun 17, 2015
Are you talking about the reference in Revelations?
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level 75
May 15, 2018
He is.
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level 39
Feb 13, 2015
There's a prison in the UK called Wormwood Scrubs (because there's supposed to be a lot of Wormwood in the area). The name alone gives you the creeps.
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level 38
Jun 4, 2015
HARRY POTTER!!!!
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level 39
Jun 15, 2017
Haha.
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level 71
Aug 13, 2014
Also accept "warder"?
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level 19
Jan 6, 2015
yay im smart at my word warding :o
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level 67
Apr 30, 2015
I don't think Wharf means Pier, a wharf is usually on solid ground whereas a Pier is a finger-like structure out into the water like a more solid Jetty.
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level 37
Apr 28, 2018
ever been to fisherman's wharf in San Francisco?
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level 58
Jun 4, 2015
Whinge Got it wrong. Too Eurocentric.
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level 71
Jun 4, 2015
what about "whine" too?
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level 68
Dec 12, 2017
I'm guessing that Americans use it too? I didn't know that "whinge" was a British thing.
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level 70
Dec 15, 2017
This ancient Gen X American has never heard "whinge" in all my born days (and my localized spell checker doesn't like it either). But what's wrong with you Brits? Can't you whine, wail, whimper, or weep to complain? Do you have to do something so… so… unpronounceable?
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level 46
Sep 27, 2018
it's easy to pronounce, just like singe, hinge or minge
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level 68
Nov 4, 2018
I tried "whine", but then, because asked for British, changed to "whyne"!
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level 75
Nov 4, 2018
This American grandmother never heard the word until I read Harry Potter. I love that he lived in Little Whinging. (But not as much as the Weasley locale of Ottery St. Catchpole.) We just don't have those cool names here, nor do we whinge.
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level 70
Jun 5, 2015
irony :)
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level 73
Sep 27, 2018
Canucks say whinge as well.
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level 70
Nov 4, 2018
Not this one. And I’m Canadian. Not a canuck.
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level 66
Jun 4, 2015
Damn my redneck blood....it's wallow not waller
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level 57
Mar 7, 2018
Ha! I tried ‘waller’ first. Then realized it was like hollow/holler.
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level 81
Nov 4, 2018
Yes! Waller should count
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level 57
Jun 4, 2015
Accept "wail" for to shed tears?
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level 27
Jun 4, 2015
I said Widow for Widower.... C'mon
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level 65
Jun 5, 2015
Could you accept "welter" for "welterweight"? Tried all kinds of different spellings - didn't occur to me it would need the "weight" added. Thanks!
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level 72
Aug 22, 2017
Same here
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level ∞
Dec 10, 2017
Okay
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level 68
Oct 15, 2016
Unit of power.....Watt..............Unit of power.....Watt..............Unit of power.....Watt......................Sounds like an Abbott and Costello skit.
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level 75
Mar 25, 2018
This was done in the 70s on Fawlty Towers. Manuel has a whole conversation with a hard of hearing lady that's both hilarious and hard to watch. :-)
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level 31
Jul 19, 2017
I do the 7th one a lot in tennis.
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level 53
Aug 22, 2017
i typed "wheez," without the "e" at the end, and didn't get credit. seems a bit nitpicky.
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level 31
Aug 22, 2017
Try spelling it correctly then ?!
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level 28
Sep 21, 2017
for me it only took wheezing
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level 70
Dec 15, 2017
IT'S A VOCABULARY TEST
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level 40
Jun 12, 2018
I was very interested in the observation about Wormwood Scrubs prison, it never occurred to me that it was connected to absinthe!!
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level 66
Nov 5, 2018
Pigs "waller" in the South
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level 45
Dec 17, 2018
for me these vocabulary test are more a knowledge of english test than vocabulary. Still fun though ( extra hard, is twice the fun :) )
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level 22
Jan 8, 2019
I would have thought whiff was a noun, similar to a smell, not another word for sniff
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level 75
Jan 8, 2019
Finally remembered "wassail" this time.
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