C Vocabulary Words Quiz #1

Can you guess these vocabulary words that start with the letter C?
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Last updated: April 3, 2017
First submittedMay 20, 2012
Times taken97,909
Average score63.6%
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Definition
Word
Where a pirate puts his treasure
Chest
Animal that eats mostly meat
Carnivore
Opposite of concave
Convex
The crowning of a monarch
Coronation
Swiss political subdivision
Canton
Dead body used for medical purposes
Cadaver
One who manages an art collection
Curator
Medical term for a bruise
Contusion
Polite bow for women
Curtsey
Half man, half horse
Centaur
Leader of all Islam
Caliph
Definition
Word
Group of witches
Coven
To baptize; to name
Christen
Spicy Spanish sausage
Chorizo
DNA strand found in a cell nucleus
Chromosome
Very brief appearance in a movie
Cameo
Person who makes maps
Cartographer
Desert convoy
Caravan
Artistic handwriting
Calligraphy
Deep crack in a glacier
Crevasse
French manor house
Château
3D version of a square
Cube
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Level 71
May 15, 2012
Love these vocab quizzes.

100% with 3:30 left

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Level 13
May 15, 2012
Man I'm stupid. Instead of putting "carnivore", I put animals that were carnivores, like cougars and cheetahs. What the heck is wrong with my brain?!?!?
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Level 84
Sep 23, 2016
Cracked me up! If I had a nickel for every time I thought this after taking one of these quizzes, I could retire tomorrow!
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Level 20
Dec 12, 2012
I could have sworn artistic handwriting was going to be cursive, I tried to spell it every way it could possibly be spelled, lol.
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Level 61
Jan 17, 2015
haha same here!
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Level 81
Aug 3, 2016
To be honest, cursive is probably more accurate. Calligraphy is more of an art form than a type of handwriting.
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Level 37
Nov 15, 2016
Wrong! Calligraphy is a type of handwriting.
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Level 65
Jan 18, 2017
Yeah, I eventually got calligraphy, but also tried various correct and incorrect spellings of cursive first. I definitely feel cursive should also be accepted.
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Level ∞
Apr 3, 2017
No. Cursive is not artistic handwriting. Its general purpose is to make writing faster.
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Level 80
May 10, 2017
You should look at mine, it's deffinitely cursive but not artistic at all.
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Level 46
Apr 21, 2018
You wouldn't if you tried to read MY cursive.
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Level 47
Jun 12, 2021
One of friends handwriting is utterly illegible but looks fancy (mine is just messy). I feel like attaining that balance should be considered an art form.
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Level 50
Feb 12, 2013
Yay cantons. Try the Swiss cantons quiz by yours truly...
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Level 26
Apr 2, 2014
A Caliph was the leader of all Islam before the Ottoman empire fell, it's too much of a sticking point, but all in the interests of accuracy.
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Level 49
Jan 15, 2015
And if there's ever another ruler of all Islam, his title will also be Caliph. That's why IS is trying to establish a Caliphat rather than an empire or kingdom.
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Level 84
Jan 18, 2015
Lots of people have claimed to be caliphs though there hasn't been a true caliph for quite a long time, including the Ottomans who never ruled over India or Indonesia, for example.
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Level 47
Jun 10, 2014
Missed caravan and contusion :( oh well
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Level 39
Mar 19, 2018
Conclusion? Is A Good One.
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Level 29
Aug 11, 2014
Very interesting.22/22 1.54 remaining.
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Level 47
Dec 14, 2014
missed chromosome and caravan gahhhh
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Level 32
Jan 15, 2015
Crevass didn't cut it, darn
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Level 39
May 10, 2015
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Level ∞
Apr 3, 2017
Crevass will work now. Although some people don't like it when the answer registers before the final letter is typed.
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Level 60
Jan 15, 2015
I only got Caliph because I accidentally typed "callif" when typing "calligraphy."
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Level 59
Aug 13, 2021
That's always funny
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Level 61
Jan 20, 2015
fun to play these word quizzes! got 'em all with 3:44 left!
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Level 39
May 10, 2015
crouton, caitlin, cold. A million words to choose and you HAD to choose the name for the leader of all Islam, which is probably a very obscure fact.
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Level 68
Jan 14, 2017
well cold and crouton aren't vocab words are they
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Level 84
Feb 8, 2022
Caliph is not obscure at all, you just need to read more widely
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Level 47
Jan 3, 2016
isn't chorizo from italy
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Level 73
Jan 29, 2018
Isn't Google but one tab away?
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Level 39
Mar 19, 2018
Nope Its From Spain
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Level 53
Jan 29, 2016
Great quiz! Would suggest you accept "chasm" for "deep crack in a glacier". Though "crevasse" is more specific, "chasm" fits the definition.
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Level 68
Apr 12, 2016
Any chance "Chalet" Could count for French country estate?
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Level 63
Aug 10, 2016
Completely different things my good man. You wouldn't accept a Cottage as an answer for a Castle would you. A Chalet is an alpine cottage made out of logs, a Chateau is a huge country manor house usually set in acres arable and pasture land.
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Level 71
Apr 22, 2017
Always amuses me that Chateau really means Cat Water in English.
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Level 82
Aug 1, 2016
Breezed through this except for random blanks on 'coven' and 'cameo' that near drove me mad. Fortunately someone called in the midst of this and as soon as I got off the phone I was able to recall them instantly. Odd how the brain works.
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Level 60
Nov 6, 2016
I tried every way to spell crevasse except the right one.
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Level 48
Dec 11, 2016
This is an extremely well-varied quiz. . . .covers a broad span. Nice work
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Level 54
Jan 6, 2017
DOH! I wanted camel train for desert convoy!
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Level 70
Nov 18, 2017
Camel train IS a desert convoy but maybe you can only have one word?
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Level 56
May 22, 2017
Here I am putting cytosine as the DNA strand
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Level 84
Jan 29, 2018
If I was a pirate I'd definitely hide my treasure in a cave inside a cove... somewhere in the Caribbean... on this celestial body.
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Level 69
Jan 29, 2018
Chateau is usually translated as castle
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Level 84
Jun 14, 2018
But this isn't a French to English translation quiz, it's a quiz about English vocabulary that starts with the letter C. Chateau is a loan word from French used in English, and as used in English it connotes a manor house. In the original French the word château can be used to describe what English speakers would call a castle, a manor, a country house, a palace, or a fortress. All of these things are distinct in English but they can be described with the same word in French. Loan words don't always mean the same thing in the language they were loaned to.
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Level 66
Jan 29, 2018
Played this straight after playing "4 letter geography words" quiz, so I kept thinking the answer was C-words with only 4 letters, even though I knew the answer for the first minute and a half of the quiz. D'oh!
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Level 74
Jan 29, 2018
I started out looking only for four-letter answers too - but I didn't take the other quizzes directly before. I wonder what triggered that? I spent the first minute confused at how little I knew, then the next minute resetting my brain. Managed to finish somehow.
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Level 87
Jan 29, 2018
Not that the question is incorrect but wouldn't that title also be acceptable for anyone that oversees any significant collection not just art. For libraries of historical texts it is used as well.
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Level 51
Jan 29, 2018
why is "crevice" not acceptable for "crevasse"?
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Level 84
Jan 29, 2018
Crevices are significantly smaller
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Level 53
Jan 29, 2018
actually I looked it up in the dictionary and it's not so much the size but the material - so in rock (it says) the fissure is called crevice whereas in ice it's called crevasse...go figure
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Level 84
Jun 14, 2018
Maybe just in my brain, then.
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Level 53
Jan 29, 2018
I thought the same but apparently crevasse is for ice and crevice for rock. But they have the same root - crevace - in French...
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Level 74
Mar 15, 2021
And why is crevass allowed?
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Level 53
Jan 29, 2018
Isn't crevasse the same as crevice?? because that's how I kept spelling it
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Level 37
Feb 5, 2018
I must be tired... I read 'a person who makes naps' instead of 'maps' and got all confused for a while :D
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Level 46
Apr 21, 2018
22 / 22, 1:12 remaining but had to look up the spelling of 'chorizo' cuz I live where there are a lot of Portuguese and it's 'chourico' around here
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Level 51
Dec 31, 2018
What about corpse for cadaver?
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Level 62
Oct 11, 2020
A corpse refers to just a dead body, if i were to die right now and be buried and my body never be tested then i would be a corpse, however, if i got an autopsy or donated my organs etc., i would be undergoing medical examination thus a cadaver.
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Level 60
Apr 17, 2022
Could you accept the British English spelling for this answer please (ends re not er).
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Level ∞
Apr 17, 2022
Okay
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Level 77
Oct 22, 2019
Guy who manages a collection..... collector?
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Level 23
Oct 22, 2020
100% with 3:16 on the clock! it's a great quiz i had lots of fun
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Level 73
Apr 11, 2021
Wouldn't "cache" be an option where a pirate hides a treasure?
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Level 55
Apr 17, 2022
Maybe accept "contussion". For non-natives it's similar enough that it could be accepted imo.
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Level 57
Apr 17, 2022
A centaur is actually half man and two thirds horse.
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Level 37
Apr 17, 2022
Please explain how that equals 1.
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Level 59
Apr 17, 2022
i thought the medical term for a bruise was hematoma, or ecchymosis (something like that)
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Level 36
Apr 19, 2022
Should probably accept 'cytosine' for the DNA question as well.
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Level 33
Apr 19, 2022
chorizo is not spicy
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Level 51
May 19, 2022
anyone else type chapstick without looking just in case? no? just me?
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Level 31
Jun 26, 2022
I never get these quizzes perfect but I always enjoy answering :D