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Fancy Vocabulary #4

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 3)
Last updated: October 22, 2018
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Definition
Answer
Mournful poem; lament
Elegy
Forceful or bitter verbal attack
Diatribe
Omnipresent, everywhere at once
Ubiquitous
Steal, thieve
Purloin
Extremely light, delicate
Gossamer
Move like a wave
Undulate
Young cow
Heifer
Very generous
Munificent
Sudden, unexpected
Abrupt
Quandary, predicament
Dilemma
Definition
Answer
Mysterious, understood by few
Arcane
Lustful, lecherous
Lascivious
Short dagger
Stiletto
Channel, duct
Conduit
Throw (someone) out a window
Defenestrate
Irritable, grumpy
Fractious
Profitable
Lucrative
Relating to the sense of smell
Olfactory
Peculiar behavioural habit
Quirk
Principle, theory, position
Doctrine
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level 71
Oct 23, 2018
Love this series of quizzes, it's fantastic to challenge and improve my English vocabulary :). Keep doing more!
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level 61
Oct 24, 2018
Glad that you and others have enjoyed these! I'll continue the series for a while with a new one every couple of weeks or so.
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level 80
Oct 23, 2018
Hate it when I know the answer, but am just one letter away from spelling it right. On a site where all other sorts of spelling mistakes are accepted, but never the ones I make. Never. Ever. At. All. Absolutely. So.
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level 57
Oct 24, 2018
great quiz. pleased with 17. whats weird is how with a few of them you get them right by having a word in the back of your mind that you have heard of (obvs) but are unsure what it means but it occurs when you see the definition. eg degenstration...if asked out right what it meant i would struggle but once saw the window definition it floated forward in my mind. Odd! Thanks, more please! 5 stars from me
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level 69
Oct 24, 2018
Love these quizzes. More, more, more please
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level 70
Oct 24, 2018
Fun quiz. Thanks
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level 74
Oct 24, 2018
Another great fancy quiz! Anyone is curious about the incident that led to the coinage of the word for hucking folks through windows, click here.
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level 70
Oct 27, 2018
Name checks out.
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level 72
Oct 26, 2018
Agree with all the others. These are great quizzes. Keep them coming. Thanks and very well done.
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level 67
Nov 4, 2018
These quizzes are an absolute bleep when you're dyslexic. Three missed that I just couldn't figure out how to spell.
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level 46
Dec 8, 2018
got 9 not bad :) I kept mistyping undulate... at the end i had a vague idea about ubiquitous but wrote ubiquous and didnt have any more time. should ve gotten lucrative... (knew stiletto, but mainly as a shoe, have heard vaguely of purloin but the other, being: elegy diatribe, gossamer, lascivious and fractious I have never heard off. Allways good to have new stuff to learn
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level 59
Feb 23, 2019
Not enough time.
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level 46
Apr 14, 2019
A young cow is a calf not a heifer
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level 61
Apr 14, 2019
A calf is a baby cow of either gender. A heifer is a young female cow who is mature but either hasn't had a calf yet or is on her first pregnancy or still suckling her first calf
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level 60
Apr 14, 2019
Since when are abrupt, dilemma, quirk, and doctrine "fancy" words?
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level 49
Apr 14, 2019
Please remove everything BUT the first letter. Anything more than that throws me off, since there is no pattern or rule surrounding how many letters of the entire word that you are providing. This quiz just gave me a headache - those, ahem, "prefixes" are horrendous.
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level 67
Apr 14, 2019
P r e B t f l. A m t t t m o, s t i n p o r s h m l o t e w t y a p. T q j g m a h - t, a, "p" a h.
B?
(Better?)
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level 63
Apr 14, 2019
Please keep it just as it is. Those few letters make it more interesting.
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level 59
Apr 14, 2019
Agree. Having learnt (compulsory) French & Latin to O level in an English grammar school in the early 1960s helps greatly at last! Thank you, Molly Barnes & Harry Gregg.
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level 61
Apr 14, 2019
The extra letters are necessary to avoid multiple possible answers. For example, if I were to reduce the "steal, thieve" answer to just P_____, the answer could legitimately be pinch, pilfer, pirate, plagiarize, poach etc. The general intention with the definitions is to give as many or as few letters as necessary to ensure one answer only.
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