Words with a Silent W

Based on the definitions, guess these words that have a silent W.
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Last updated: January 8, 2017
First submittedAugust 19, 2013
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Definition
Word
Long bladed weapon
Sword
To grapple
Wrestle
Skin crease caused by age
Wrinkle
Where the hand meets the arm
Wrist
Incorrect
Wrong
To twist and squeeze the liquid out of
Wring
Solution to a problem
Answer
An unfortunate, piteous person
Wretch
The British call it a spanner
Wrench
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Whole
Definition
Word
To contort one's body, usually due to pain
Writhe
Homophone of to and too
Two
Circular garland, a popular Christmas decoration
Wreath
One of the things a literate person can do
Write
Dryly humorous; Sardonic
Wry
Deadly sin of anger
Wrath
To finish shooting a movie scene
Wrap
To herd livestock
Wrangle
One who authors a stage production
Playwright
To squirm like a worm
Wriggle
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Level 69
Dec 20, 2013
Accidentally got "wreath" by misspelling "wrath"... (English is not my mother tongue.)
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Level 25
Dec 20, 2013
wrestle, damn. I tried brawl :(
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Level 70
May 10, 2017
Good try!
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Level 73
May 10, 2017
Sadly, wrong, not wright. 😁
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Level 43
May 11, 2017
i see what you did there...
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Level 44
May 18, 2016
wraithe for piteous person as well?
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Level 66
Jun 22, 2020
A wraith is a visible spirit or apparition of a living person, supposedly to predict their death. I suppose they'd be feeling pretty piteous if they saw it, but not the answer you're looking for.
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Level 71
May 10, 2017
Can't believe I missed answer...
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Level 58
May 10, 2017
Last one I got......took a while until the "answer" hit me......did you see what I did there? Did ya? High Five!
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Level 53
Jun 22, 2020
It was the last one I got too, ironically. I was tempted to try 'wresult'
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Level 37
May 10, 2017
When you forget that not all words start with w and forget sword and two. :D
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Level 41
May 10, 2017
Hehe i tried to, but then the thought struck me that it need not exclusively be w words
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Level 64
Jun 22, 2020
I kept thinking to myself "what kind of sword has a silent W in its name?"
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Level 63
May 10, 2017
Anyone else tempted to put "wread" for what a literate person can do?!
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Level 58
May 10, 2017
Not me, but I like your style...
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Level 75
May 11, 2017
yes!
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Level 70
May 10, 2017
I tried "wrack" for "writhe" about eleventy times before the caffeine kicked in and I realized it was no longer the year 1632.
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Level 47
Oct 27, 2017
I thought that it said “to finish a shooting movie scene”. It messed me up, man. IT MESSED ME UP!
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Level 20
Feb 6, 2018
It might just be me but i pronounce sword with a w
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Level 70
May 19, 2018
Your on your own Cowboy!
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Level 52
Oct 3, 2018
as in s-wored ??
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Level 75
Jun 22, 2020
I swored you oughta pronounce the w
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Level 81
Oct 27, 2018
Will you accept rong as a spelling variation?
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Level 61
Jun 22, 2020
But that isn't wright
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Level 67
Jun 22, 2020
The quiz is about words with a silent "w," not an invisible one.
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Level 70
Jan 11, 2020
Never heard of "wrangle" with that meaning on the East side of the pond.
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Level 79
Jun 22, 2020
Never heard it on the West side of the Pacific either
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Level 45
Jun 22, 2020
Yeah apparently it's an American thing. I'm from Australia and hadn't heard the term. I ran through a few guesses and got there though.
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Level 78
Jun 22, 2020
Do you all have Wrangler jeans on your side of the pond? They were named for cowboys who wrangle animals.
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Level 83
Jun 22, 2020
Oh, THAT kind of grapple. I for some reason was thinking of a grappling hook.
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Level 67
Jun 22, 2020
Same, I blame Zelda/Link
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Level 52
Jun 22, 2020
/Smash Bros
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Level 73
Jun 22, 2020
Can't believe on 55% got answer correct!
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Level 61
Jun 22, 2020
I made the mistake of thinking all words started with W, then with 20 seconds left when I figures out sword, I quickly managed answer and two
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Level 65
Jun 22, 2020
When you're concentrating so hard to get the last one - the solution to the problem, and you think, for ages, what could be the answer?
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Level 46
Jun 24, 2020
soooo I misread the instructions and thought the word would have to start with a W *facepalm*