A Vocabulary Words Quiz #2

Guess these vocabulary words that start with the letter A.
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Last updated: September 20, 2018
First submittedApril 25, 2012
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Definition
Word
Cannon-like weapons
Artillery
Japanese animation style
Anime
Large South American snake
Anaconda
Loss of memory
Amnesia
Farming
Agriculture
Poison remedy
Antidote
Ghost
Apparition
Word scramble
Anagram
To resign as monarch
Abdicate
Purple quartz
Amethyst
Definition
Word
This symbol: &
Ampersand
1/640th of a square mile
Acre
Counting device that uses beads
Abacus
Godly love, as opposed to philia or eros
Agape
Equally proficient with either hand
Ambidextrous
Professional who calculates insurance risk
Actuary
Examination to determine cause of death
Autopsy
Stance with hands on hips
Akimbo
To refrain from voting
Abstain
Adversary of a protagonist
Antagonist
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Level 15
Jun 26, 2012
Very cool. i only got 14 tho. I should have known more.
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Level 42
Jun 26, 2012
Interesting spelling test also.
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Level 65
Jun 26, 2012
Took me forever to think of apparition. Went through every other word for ghost (none of which begin with A) before getting it
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Level 53
Apr 30, 2015
Me, too! Glad we thought of it! :)
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Level 37
Aug 12, 2019
I kept trying alghoul, a word that didn't exist at the time this comment was written in 2012, that said I don't think video game enemies should count.
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Level 70
May 7, 2021
Thought of "appearance" so yeah.
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Level 90
Jun 27, 2012
Suggest alzheimer's as an acceptable answer to loss of memory.
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Level 44
Mar 2, 2013
Respectfully disagree - that is one cause of the loss, not the loss of memory itself.
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Level 90
Jun 26, 2015
Couldn't you argue the same point against amnesia?
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Level 75
Oct 26, 2015
I don't think so, platitude. Amnesia means a loss of memory, while Alzheimer's Disease is an illness, one of the symptoms of which is amnesia.
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Level 52
Oct 7, 2021
No. Totally wrong.
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Level 61
Sep 13, 2013
Hilarious. Type Anagram in google and it says "Did you mean nag a ram".
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Level 71
Jul 16, 2016
Google's got a real sense of humor sometimes!
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Level 9
Mar 15, 2014
and accountant with actuary lol
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Level 83
May 22, 2014
I was thinking "appraiser" instead of actuary
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Level 74
Nov 12, 2018
Yeah, I thought of adjuster too.
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Level 78
Nov 24, 2014
Interesting that 18% got "Agape" -- that's mostly a word used by evangelical Christians who get a little more serious about Bible study. Is there any way to put an accent on the final "e"? Or people will be pronouncing it wrong. It is pronounced a-ga-pay.
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Level 58
Jun 25, 2015
And by any Christian (or person), really, who is interested in the original translations of the Bible. Knowing that there are three words for "love"--all of which translate into "love" in English--is extremely helpful in understanding certain passages better (for example, John 21:15-19, which uses both "agape" and "phileo" in the Greek, but just "love" in English). Never ceases to drive me crazy that we have only one word.
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Level 71
Jun 25, 2015
Love is all you need ...........
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Level 62
Jun 26, 2015
The pronunciation always reminds me of Finding Nemo's Dory: "Es-CAP-ay!"
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Level 76
Mar 26, 2018
It's funny....it's spelled just like word escape.
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Level 70
Dec 12, 2017
That clue completely stumped me. Even when I saw the answer I was none the wiser.
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Level 71
Feb 21, 2018
I got agape from my psychology studies. There was also a time when we were talking about the three types of love.
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Level 67
Dec 16, 2018
I know it because Martin Luther King referenced agape all the time as a central tenet of his philosophy (and he was an Evangelical preacher, so...yep).
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Level 87
Mar 9, 2015
Made me think of the League of Gentlemen school assembly troupe: Legz Akimbo!
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Level 80
Dec 11, 2017
I had probably heard it before, but finally memorized it from an Absolutely Fabulous episode, where Patsy says: "bovine udders akimbo" ...
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Level 45
Jun 25, 2015
I think that "to refrain from voting" is too specific. I've never heard it used in that context, but that doesn't mean anything. I've used abstain to talk about refraining from anything.
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Level 67
Jun 25, 2015
When a council member or legislator does not want to vote Aye or Nay on a bill or proposition, he says "I abstain," so it is certainly used in the voting context, and frequently.
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Level 58
Apr 20, 2021
It's too specific. You can abstain from anything. The voting-clue is misleading.
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Level 73
May 10, 2021
@Hampus the clue doesn't have to encompass every definition, just one definition that uniquely identifies the answer
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Level 61
Jun 26, 2015
Kept typing Absentee. Different spellings.
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Level 68
Jun 25, 2015
100% thanks to the comments.
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Level 77
Dec 12, 2016
I don't understand the need to cheat on a trivia quiz.
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Level 82
Dec 13, 2017
Perhaps we should start a debate comparing the morality of cheating by reading the comments versus cheating by asking Mr. Google! I bet I can guess celebeth's position on that!
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Level 63
Jun 25, 2015
I think astral would be a better fit for ghost than apparition
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Level 67
Jun 25, 2015
"Astral" is too general. Stars are astral. They have nothing to do with ghosts. The definition given is very close to "apparition."
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Level 58
Apr 20, 2021
Apparition doesn't mean ghost.
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Level 84
Feb 8, 2022
It has been used as a word for ghost in English for a couple centuries (more common in older works), whereas Astral has never meant ghost and always meant something that pertains to the stars
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Level 71
Dec 20, 2017
Also, astral is not a noun.
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Level 35
Jun 27, 2015
I was thinking of an insurance adjuster. Oh well.
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Level 58
Jun 30, 2015
Argh! I read "to resign as a monarch" as "to reign as a monarch"...
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Level 81
Nov 4, 2015
For some reason I read it as "extermination to determine cause of death" and wondered why they would need to determine the cause if they caused it.
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Level 82
Jan 19, 2016
For the life of me I couldn't remember the answer to the 3rd one.
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Level 77
Apr 8, 2017
Actuarialist? Actuarist?Actu...whatever. Sometimes I make things too complicated.
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Level 77
Dec 16, 2018
Can't believe I just did the same thing again. I added actuarian to my list this time.
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Level 41
Sep 29, 2017
I don't usually get them all on the first try, but I did this time! Woohoo! Do people learn about agape in school? Or only Sunday School? Good clues and good quiz!
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Level 80
Dec 11, 2017
I learned it in Greek class :)
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Level 63
Dec 14, 2017
In US, I think it's only taught in Sunday schools and Bible classes. Not usually part of the regular curriculum
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Level 58
Jan 7, 2018
should accept actuarist
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Level 71
Mar 6, 2018
Should learn the correct word
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Level 62
Apr 27, 2018
I kept trying adjustor. An insurance adjustor. Why?
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Level 46
Apr 28, 2018
godly love = adoration ... please? it is the English translation of Greek 'agape' isn't it
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Level 84
Feb 8, 2022
The English translation of agape is 'love'
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Level 52
May 13, 2018
Took me a moment to remember the word "amnesia"...
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Level 72
Dec 16, 2018
I read "to refrain from vomiting". Why. How.
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Level 50
Dec 17, 2018
Perhaps add "arquebus" for the first one? It is a rather more obscure word, but it fits the hint as well as (or better than) "artillery" does
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Level 73
Dec 17, 2018
Add antidisestablishmentarianism?
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Level 66
Dec 17, 2018
100%, but I had to think hard to squeeze agape out of my brain.
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Level 41
Jan 16, 2019
Arable is a type of farming
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Level 65
Mar 24, 2019
Actuarist should be accepted. Actuarist is the person while actuary is the profession. Your question states " Professional who calculates insurance risks" Therefor should be referring to the person and not the profession.
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Level 74
Aug 12, 2020
Sorry buzz, you're not right.
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Level 44
Mar 12, 2021
Can "antivenom" instead of "antidote" be accepted?
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Level 58
Apr 20, 2021
Agate is also quartz that's usually kind of purple.
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Level 52
Oct 7, 2021
It is postmortem in the UK, not autopsy.
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Level 72
Oct 21, 2021
Yeah "a postmortem" should definitely be accepted.

s/

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Level 84
Feb 8, 2022
A-words only
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Level 76
Sep 18, 2022
whoosh
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Level 78
Nov 19, 2021
Hm, English isn't my mother tongue, but couldn't assessor be the correct answer for the insurance risk question?
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Level 61
Mar 20, 2022
Assessor and adjuster should both be accepted. They mean the same thing in British English
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Level 76
Sep 18, 2022
No, they're different ends of the process. An actuary assesses the likely risk of loss when offering/pricing cover. An adjuster assesses the loss sustained.
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Level 74
Jan 5, 2022
Could you accept "antivenom" for antidote?