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Y as Vowel Words Quiz

All the words use Y as a vowel. Based on the definition, guess the word.
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Last updated: November 4, 2018
First submittedJanuary 27, 2013
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Definition
Word
Hurricane or typhoon
Cyclone
The words to a song
Lyrics
A cruel ruler
Tyrant
Device for making injections
Syringe
Faun. Also, a lecherous man
Satyr
Fool's gold
Pyrite
Jewish place of worship
Synagogue
Legendary story
Myth
The study of word origins
Etymology
The west wind
Zephyr
Underground burial place
Crypt
Definition
Word
Bottomless chasm
Abyss
Eight bits
Byte
Pile on which the dead are burned
Pyre
Religious song
Hymn
Prearranged meeting, often between lovers
Tryst
A series of rulers from one family
Dynasty
Word with the same sound but a different meaning
Homonym
Resin given to Jesus by the Magi
Myrrh
Ancient stringed instrument
Lyre
Opposite of utopia
Dystopia
Nearsighted
Myopic
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level 61
Feb 22, 2013
Could you accept synagog as spelling for synagogue? I was under the impression that synagog is an accepted spelling for synagogue and wikipedia agrees. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synagogue "A synagogue (from Koine Greek: συναγωγή transliterated synagogē, meaning "assembly"), sometimes spelt synagog, is a Jewish or Samaritan house of prayer"
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level ∞
Jul 15, 2016
Synagog will work now
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level 61
May 11, 2019
Which annoyingly means we all have to erase letters before typing the next answer..
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level 16
Feb 22, 2013
Maybe also think about accepting hypodermic needle for syringe? I know the hypodermic needle is attached to a syringe upon injection, but both could technically be considered devices.
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level 61
May 11, 2019
Not a single word though, which is usually required for these quizzes. Though it doesnt implicitly state so in the descriptions this time
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level 63
Feb 22, 2013
Darn you "synagogue"!! Couldn't spell that to save my life.
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level 72
Feb 22, 2013
Maybe "tornado" or "twister" would be a better clue for cyclone? Technically typhoons and hurricanes are "tropical cyclones."
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level 18
Feb 24, 2013
A tornado occurs on land, whereas hurricanes and such occur over tropical waters. A hurricane happens over the Atlantic Ocean, a cyclone happens over the Pacific Ocean, and a typhoon happens over the Indian Ocean. They are all names for the same type of storm, but a tornado or twister is a completely different phenomenon.
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level 69
Nov 10, 2016
A few things - hurricanes occur over the Atlantic Ocean, yes, but typhoons occur over the Pacific Ocean, not Indian. Cyclones, on the other hand, can occur anywhere. A cyclone in the Atlantic might become a hurricane if it becomes strong enough, and a cyclone in the pacific might become a typhoon. But yeah, tornadoes are completely unrelated.
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level 76
Nov 10, 2016
My grandparents always called a tornado a cyclone - they were born in the 1890s and I don't hear it used much these days for tornado, but the Merriam-Webster dictionary says, "Definition of cyclone for Students. 1 : a storm or system of winds that rotates about a center of low atmospheric pressure and that moves forward at a speed of 20 to 30 miles (30 to 50 kilometers) an hour and often brings heavy rain. 2 : tornado." I also read a "tall tale" as a child about Pecos Bill and the Cyclone and Bill lassoed and rode a tornado in the story. Tornado and cyclone were once used interchangeably.
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level 49
Nov 10, 2016
Irrespective of whether it comes from the Indian or the Pacific ocean, the term 'cyclone' is used by the national weather service in Australia.
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level 38
Jan 24, 2019
Please explain to the inhabitants of Puerto Rico, Antigua and Barbuda, Sint Maarten/Saint Martin, St. Kitts and Tortola (among other Caribbean islands devastated by Irma and Maria) that Hurricanes occur OVER the Atlantic Ocean!
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level 59
Feb 22, 2013
I put Myopia because that's the noun of nearsightedness, I feel that should be an acceptable answer unless the clue is changed to the "one who is nearsighted is"
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level 50
Feb 23, 2013
Adjective to adjective.
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level 59
Feb 24, 2013
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/myopia It is a noun.
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level 77
Feb 4, 2014
Yes, "myopia" is a noun, but "nearsighted" isn't.
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level 50
Feb 23, 2013
Too much whining about trivial matters.
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level 72
Aug 23, 2014
Legendary story: odyssey?
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level 49
Aug 30, 2014
Maybe if you mean the title, but the word means journey.
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level 47
Jul 15, 2016
two bits, four bits, six bits, a dollar! All for quizzes stand up and holler!
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level 69
Nov 10, 2016
That's why I got hung up trying to think of a synonym (another fitting word by the way) for dollar that fit the quiz!
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level 76
Nov 10, 2016
Same here.
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level 62
Nov 10, 2016
My favourite non-vowel word is rhythm. Rhythm is my nephew's middle name.
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level 76
Nov 10, 2016
My favorite y vowel place is Kyrgyzstan.
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level 49
Nov 11, 2016
I think Naypyidaw deserves an honourable mention for managing to squeeze a "y" on either side of another letter.
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level 74
Nov 11, 2016
How is it non-vowel?
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level 61
May 11, 2019
You guys have weird ideas about vowels...
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level 66
Nov 10, 2016
Syzygy. Nuff said.
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level 76
Nov 10, 2016
Came up with hypodermic. Couldn't come up with syringe.
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level 51
Nov 10, 2016
great zephyr inclusion. I always think of RHCP
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level 62
Nov 10, 2016
Zyzzyx - An exit on Interstate 15 between L.A. and Las Vegas.
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level 72
Nov 10, 2016
A homoPHONE is the word with the same sound. A homoNYM is exactly the same word, but with different meaning.
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level 55
Nov 11, 2016
this ^
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level 55
Nov 11, 2016
Polyseme could also work here
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level 44
Nov 13, 2016
Quite a difficult quiz!
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level 60
Nov 15, 2016
Lecherous man? Tried Trymp, but it didn't work - please adjust.
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level 61
May 11, 2019
I wondered what a trymp was and if had anything to do with a faun... shouldnt have looked :s
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level 77
May 11, 2019
I tried penny for 8 bits, thinking money and not computer hardware. I tried yarn for story. And blynd for nearsighted. I think yarn should work.
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level 73
May 11, 2019
I'm glad I'm not the only one thinking strictly of pieces of eight while utilizing some bytes.
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level 73
May 11, 2019
When Apocrypha and Odyssey don't work I should try something simpler and truer to the clue like myth I suppose.
I guess the only thing saving me from having duplicate results with you is my long line of family myopia.