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Fancy Vocabulary #3

Feel smart and fancy by completing the English words from their definitions. Correct spelling is required.
The previous quiz in this series can be found here (Quiz 2)
Last updated: October 13, 2018
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Definition
Answer
Sweet-sounding, pleasant
Dulcet
The human face
Visage
Idylically rustic
Bucolic
A soft, gentle breeze
Zephyr
Noisy quarrel
Fracas
Sad, regretful, moving
Poignant
Sordid dirtiness
Squalor
Split or divide into two
Bifurcate
Large-scale sacred musical work
Oratorio
Tearful, weeping
Lachrymose
Definition
Answer
A small, natural hill
Knoll
Indigestion
Dyspepsia
Unrestrained merrymaking
Revelry
Wine-maker
Vintner
Sheath for a sword or dagger
Scabbard
Rapid heart-beat
Palpitation
Take in liquids
Imbibe
Distress or embarrassment
Chagrin
Scold or reprimand
Admonish
To release from slavery
Manumit
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level 74
Oct 13, 2018
These got increasingly tricky
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level 84
Oct 13, 2018
Thanks for making these!
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level 75
Oct 13, 2018
Another brain storage tickler, thank you! Would you consider accepting 'squalidity' and/or 'squalidness' for "sordid dirtiness"? Believe it or not, I tried them first. The type-in you've got is certainly the most elegant answer, but the other forms are still correct, however ill-advised :)
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level 55
Oct 14, 2018
I tried "revelling" and "reveling" for "unrestrained merrymaking", oops.
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level 69
Oct 13, 2018
These quizzes made me feel pretty dumb
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level 70
Oct 14, 2018
I rattled through the other two quizzes in the series with no problem, which gave me a false sense of infallibility. Then I couldn't think of three words in this one - should have worked out two of those, but the third (the last in the quiz) I'd somehow never encountered.
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level 73
Oct 19, 2018
I got it only because of Roman Law classes, I've never seen it in English.
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level 78
Oct 24, 2018
It took me a while to come up with that one also. I've seen manumission (I think in a Thomas Jefferson biography) used for that same meaning, but I wasn't familiar with the word in the quiz.
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level 74
Oct 24, 2018
Yeah, I knew I was on the right track with manumission but ended up having to search for the infinitive conjugation to get the answer.
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level 69
Oct 15, 2018
These have been fun. I saved one to use to make it to level 68. :)
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level 73
Mar 2, 2019
Manumission would fit the bill but not accepted.
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level 70
Mar 2, 2019
the definition called for a verb.
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level 49
Mar 2, 2019
Low spelling tolerance on this one. Wouldn't accept "frakas" or "palpatation". :(
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level 56
Mar 2, 2019
Squalid as a type in for squalor?
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level 59
Mar 2, 2019
The answer calls for a noun. Most of the quizzes on this site are very generous with type-ins. I think it's a nice change of pace (and appropriate for this quiz) that the answers need to be exact.
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level 57
Mar 2, 2019
As usual, if this had been an oral quiz, I would have kicked bootie! Speling's stoopid aniwayz.
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level 38
Mar 3, 2019
Knowing french really helped there ahahah
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level 58
Mar 3, 2019
I knew learning these fancy words would come in handy some day!
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level 47
Mar 3, 2019
A palpitation is a sensation of feeling your heart-beat, which may be due to a fast heart rate, but is not always. As it stands, the definition is incorrect. (it's from the latin palpare - to feel/touch)
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level 54
Mar 3, 2019
I like taking these quizzes to expand my vocabulary
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level 54
Mar 3, 2019
For "noisy quarrel," please accept "France." Thanks.
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level 22
Mar 4, 2019
Could you please accept "revel" and also "admonition" ?
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level 50
Apr 14, 2019
A palpitation is a single heart beat; that is it. However if you are talking about the repeating pattern of the heart beat (i.e. more than a single beat), which is what you did - because you described the ongoing pattern (you said RAPID), you are referring to more than a single beat. Hence your answer has to also refer to more than a single heart beat, and be PALPITATIONS. Please pluralise your answer.
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level 46
Apr 15, 2019
I was typing 'viticulturist' and wondering why it wasn't working. Now I know that a viticulturist is concerned with growing grapes, still very important in wine making, but not correct.
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