Name a Valid Word #4

Name any valid word which meets the criteria.
Words must be in the North American Scrabble dictionary (OWL4)
Thanks to awesomeman259 for helping come up with clues!
Quiz by HinesBrothers
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Last updated: June 6, 2020
First submittedMay 6, 2020
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Criteria
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Begins with AA, is an animal
aardvark | aardwolf
Is a color, ends in R
alabaster | amber | copper | lavender | others ...
Starts with O, four letters, contains X
onyx | oryx | oxen | oxer | oxes | oxen | others ...
Is five letters, starts with V, ends in L
vowel | vigil | vinal | vinyl | others ...
Starts with Q, but not QU
qabala | qabalah | qabalahs | qabalas | others ...
Is one of the 25 best-selling sodas in the U.S.
crush | pepsi | sprite
Starts with X, ends in A
xenia | xanthoma | xeroderma | others ...
Six letters, starts with DW
dwales | dwarfs | dweebs | dweeby |
dwells | dwined | dwines
Is an element, begins with Y
ytterbium | yttrium
Seven letters, starts with B ends in KING
backing | balking | banking | barking | others ...
Starting with M, in the title of a Shakespeare play
measure | merchant | merry | midsummer | much
Is a Spanish loan word, starts with J
jade | jalapeƱo | jerky | junta
Eight letters, ends in QUENT
eloquent | frequent
Six letters, starts in AR, ends in R
arbour | archer | ardour | arguer |
arider | arrear | artier | armour
Three letters, middle letter is G
aga | age | ago | ags | egg | ego | igg | org | ugh
Is one of the ten most common U.S. last names
smith | johnson | brown | jones
Four letters, ends in UG
chug | drug | glug | plug | slug | smug | snug | thug
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Level 43
May 6, 2020
Good quiz! It's pretty hard.
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Level 17
Jun 6, 2020
what about armour?
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Level 68
Jun 6, 2020
that has been added
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Level 47
Jun 22, 2020
These quizzes are great! Real brain-stretchers. Please accept "coke" and "xylorimba."