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B Vocabulary Words Quiz #2

Guess these vocabulary words that start with the letter B.
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First submittedJuly 5, 2012
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Definition
Word
Pertaining to cattle
Bovine
Long, narrow French bread
Baguette
American buffalo
Bison
Miniaturized Japanese plant
Bonsai
Instrument for measuring
atmospheric pressure
Barometer
Study of plants
Botany
Unmarried man
Bachelor
Slow, romantic song
Ballad
Wailing Irish spirit
Banshee
Staircase handrail
Banister
Definition
Word
Thick Irish accent
Brogue
Online journal
Blog
Security officer in a court of law
Bailiff
Type of New York City rowhouse
Brownstone
Relating to conventional, middle class,
materialistic attitudes
Bourgeois
Turkish filo pastry, seasoned with honey
Baklava
The crime of striking another person
Battery
Drunken feast or orgy
Bacchanalia
Stock market pessimist
Bear
Sand-filled golf obstacle
Bunker
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Level 72
Jul 3, 2012
Bacchanal is just as valid as bacchanalia and should be accepted. I kept thinking I misspelled it until I thought to try the longer version.
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Level ∞
Jul 5, 2012
Bacchanal will work now.
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Level 76
Dec 20, 2014
I thought banality should work for "Relating to conventional, middle class,

materialistic attitudes"

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Level 91
Jan 24, 2019
i was thinking banale, got stuck on that one
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Level 74
Apr 18, 2022
Nah, it just means "boring" or "obvious". Just because it's your subjective opinion that conventional, middle class, or materialistic attitudes are banal doesn't mean that's a word that actually means those things specifically. It's just an adjective. Bourgeois is used specifically to describe the above things and it doesn't really apply to anything else.
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Level 59
Feb 14, 2015
bachelor is spelled batchelor in UK - this should be accepted.
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Level 66
Aug 1, 2019
pretty sure it is not, not meaning bachelor anyway.
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Level 77
Jul 20, 2020
You're either not from the UK or are wrong (you're wrong either way).
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Level 75
Oct 15, 2021
This kind of 'correction' makes me laugh.

Can't you even look it up before 'correcting' people sussexval?

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Level 77
Oct 1, 2022
You're wrong (as usual), and also haven't you something better to do than temperamentally replying to all of my comments in a sardonic way?
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Level 71
Apr 18, 2015
I thought the New York Rowhouse meant Row as in argument, I tried bordello, brothel etc . I'm not sure it deserves a place in a world wide quiz.
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Level 70
Sep 1, 2016
The other thing is that brownstones are just as common and culturally meaningful in Boston as they are in New York.
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Level 53
Nov 14, 2022
Born in Boston, educated in NY, beg to differ.
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Level 78
Aug 14, 2018
I tried thinking of it in those terms (argument, etc.) and also in boating terms. Never occurred to me it would be what is called terraced in the UK. I used to live in NY, so should have guessed it. I got hung up on that word though.
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Level 63
Jul 3, 2015
Bacchanalia is the Roman festival of Bacchus.
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Level 31
Jul 7, 2015
All I could think of for "study of plants" was Herbology. Whoops forgot I wasn't at Hogwarts.
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Level 72
Jun 14, 2017
I didn't know how to spell brogue. I tried "broag" and "broge."
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Level 83
Dec 31, 2018
I thought the inscrutable Irish were responsible for 17th & 18th century European architecture...
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Level 66
Nov 27, 2019
Hehe
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Level 53
Nov 14, 2022
like wingtip brogue
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Level 52
Nov 13, 2017
'Slow, romantic song', then 'wailing Irish spirit'. Sums up most relationships.
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Level 50
Jan 1, 2019
A blog could refer to much more than just a journal, it's more of an informational website. Kind of misleading.
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Level 66
Aug 1, 2019
A blog is a weblog and a log is a journal...

Edit: If it is anything other than that, the one calling it a blog is doing the misleading

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Level 75
Jan 2, 2019
Maybe accept "baton" also for the French bread? Not quite as long, but still long and thin by other standards
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Level 67
Feb 17, 2021
I've lived in France my whole life, and I've never seen anything called a "bâton" in a French bakery.
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Level 77
Feb 25, 2019
Could 'balustrade' or even 'baluster' be accepted for 'banister'?
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Level 66
Nov 27, 2019
Yes I tried balustrade first aswell, somehow from the dark recesses of my mind I managed to come up with banister this time (forgot I had taken it before). And figured I was mistaken that balustrade was an english word aswell.

But I looked it up. It is correct according to wiktionary. And Etymonline actually states that banister originally was a corruption of baluster and a vulgar term up until mid 19th century.

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Level 66
Nov 27, 2019
Though I guess in your defense balustrades are usually more for more level things like balconies. Something you (can) lean against.
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Level 45
Mar 28, 2019
Who else did "beef" for Q #1
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Level 58
May 19, 2019
baklava is also greek btw
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Level 53
Nov 14, 2022
yes. Please also know Galaktoboureko, dios mio, also has a touch of the turquiose.

I've lost my authentic recipe, though admittedly I added apples and cheesed off the gifter.

Also...research led me to this:

The placenta of mammalian pregnancy is so named from the perceived resemblance between its shape and that of a placenta cake.

😳

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Level 43
Jun 25, 2019
Take boujee for bourgeois
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Level 66
Aug 1, 2019
I got bacchanalia (not on first spelling attempt though haha, I think I was trying to put an U in there. from bacchus)> But put balaklava instead of baklava... I knew it would be wrong but couldnt think of the right one.
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Level 73
Mar 3, 2020
First column was ridiculously easy, second column was ridiculously hard.
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Level 60
Sep 8, 2020
Always.
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Level 65
Sep 10, 2020
Great mix of questions, thanks for this one!
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Level 67
Feb 17, 2021
I agree with "therealpappy" that baklava is a staple of the Eastern Mediterranean as a whole. You'll find versions all over the Balkans, in Greece, in Northern Africa, in Cyprus (wherever the hell you believe that to be), in the Middle East... I'd recommend changing the clue!
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Level 62
Sep 10, 2021
Borek is also a type of Turkish Filo Pastry. And no, I don't know how they are *supposed* to be served, so the additional detail doesn't change a thing for me.
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Level 85
Feb 8, 2022
I thought burek was more a Balkan thing