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Truncated Words #2

Each word below begins and ends with the same letter, but those first and last letters have been chopped off!

In just three minutes, how many can you figure out?

Type the entire word
The previous quiz in this series can be found here (Quiz #1)
Quiz by kiwirage
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Last updated: February 8, 2017
First submittedJanuary 13, 2017
Times taken6,416
Rating4.02
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Hint
Answer
_wiligh_
Twilight
_riti_
Critic
_ewbor_
Newborn
_tres_
Stress
_echanis_
Mechanism
_rievin_
Grieving
_rim_
Primp
_indo_
Window
_uror_
Aurora
Hint
Answer
_andfal_
Landfall
_efen_
Defend
_earl_
Yearly
_leuth_
Sleuths
_inetee_
Nineteen
_ealt_
Health
_ealto_
Realtor
_gnoram_
Ignorami
_osmeti_
Cosmetic
Hint
Answer
_ratori_
Oratorio
_pitom_
Epitome
_erplun_
Kerplunk
_acksta_
Backstab
_ero_
Xerox
_ayhe_
Mayhem
_ogwas_
Hogwash
_aoba_
Baobab
_ushu_
Pushup
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level 76
Feb 9, 2017
Fun quiz! One thing - It would be helpful to have a note saying that proper nouns ARE allowed.
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level 62
Feb 9, 2017
Which answer is a proper noun?
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level 72
Feb 9, 2017
Xerox is a brand name, spelt with a capital letter - maybe that makes it sort-of proper!
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level 62
Feb 9, 2017
But it's also used commonly as a verb, eg. "can you xerox this page for me?" This is why it's perfectly acceptable in Scrabble, which doesn't accept proper nouns.
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level 67
Jun 6, 2017
Never heard it used as a verb, let alone commonly - where I'm from (UK) people just say "can you photocopy this?" Is using Xerox as a verb an American thing?
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level 66
Jun 6, 2017
It's relatively common to say "can you xerox this" in the US. It's basically entered the common American language.
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level 28
Jun 7, 2017
I've also only ever heard of it as a brand. Maybe just an American thing?
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level 68
Jun 7, 2017
Even brand names used as a verb shouldn't be accepted. Imagine when asking someone to give you a lift, you'd say "Can you ford/honda/chevrolet me home please". And one day that would be common language too.
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level 62
Jun 7, 2017
Some brand name nouns are also commonly used as verbs and accepted as words in their own right. Others - like Chevrolet and Ford - aren't. If you want to find out more, you could google it.
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level 59
Jun 8, 2017
Xerox actively fights against people using "xerox" as a verb for the exact reason that it's entering common speech and that would obviate their trademark. It's a perfectly good word for a quiz like this.
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level 55
Jun 8, 2017
Not sure if it's the same in other places, but in Canada we say Band-Aid, Kleenex, and Q-Tip to refer generically to adhesive bandage, facial tissue, and cotton swab. It may already exist, but it might be fun to have a quiz about this very topic!
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level 60
Jun 8, 2017
Clever use of google (or Google) in your comment, Kiwirage.
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level 69
Feb 9, 2017
Nice quiz :) I tried bushub (a station with a lot of bus traffic) a couple of times. Seems like a German thing to do (or any other language that likes to combine nouns).
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level 78
Feb 9, 2017
Interesting, a few rare words that I didn't really know in this one. Anyway, sleuths is just a plural, am I wrong? Seems a bit easy... maybe you could find a more relevant word.
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level 71
Mar 2, 2017
Ignorami? NO NO NO
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level 62
Mar 10, 2017
You would probably approve of the sentence "Ignorami is a word used only by ignoramuses."
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level 71
Jun 7, 2017
Yes, I can see that to be appealing.
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level 73
Sep 29, 2018
Yes, because people who insist on using Latin and Greek plural forms in English always use them incorrectly in the plural nominative case anywhere in a sentence, thus making themselves look like total ignoramusseses.
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level 50
Apr 7, 2017
I had tried the following words: Pearly Zeros (Zeroes and Zeros are both acceptable) Prime Mechanise (I'm British) Fealty
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level 62
Apr 7, 2017
Answers must begin and end with the same letter, as the instructions say.
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level 76
Jun 6, 2017
I didn't even see that part. Now I'm amazed that I managed to get 22 correct after typing and backspacing so many words that didn't fit the instructions.
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level 50
Jun 6, 2017
Doh! Missed that, thanks.
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level 74
Jun 6, 2017
Tough quiz. Really excellent.
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level 69
Jun 6, 2017
Trimt should work too.
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level 79
Jan 10, 2019
It's an English quiz, not Dutch.
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level 23
Jun 6, 2017
I'll admit it, I tried putting in Gandalf...
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level 61
Jun 13, 2017
Me too, while laughing and wondering why he was in this quiz.
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level 73
Jun 6, 2017
Sweet! Only 19 though.
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level 44
Jun 6, 2017
ignorami is not a word, should be ignoramuses because its a verb in latin
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level 73
Aug 10, 2017
Jurors would work for Aurora also.
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level 67
Jan 6, 2018
Answers must begin and end with the same letter.
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level 38
Aug 3, 2018
BAOBAB?????????? - WHAT, exactly, is a baobab?
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level 73
Aug 6, 2018
If I were on the internet I'd google it for you.
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level 62
Aug 27, 2019
a tree, it think it is somewhere on a B-quiz aswell
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level 79
Jan 13, 2019
disappointed #8 is not gindog
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level 62
Aug 27, 2019
Missed 5 but I seriously ran out of time, after the first quick run I still needed six, after thinking a short while I got stress in the nick of time, then time was up. No to time aboutthe others, which I am pretty sure I all would have gotten if I had a minute more.(With a slight doubt on pushup,,, would ve gotten in eventualy but not sure with 10 seconds to think about it would have clicked)

If it is see how many you can get in the given time, then it is fine, but if it is not about speed but knowledge of words it needs some more time. (one minute only gives me 12 seonds per answer I missed extra to think about and that is excluding typing (so 10 sec) and seeing the average is only 15 most people would have had even more ones to think about)

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