C Vocabulary Words Quiz #2

Guess these vocabulary words that start with the letter C.
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Last updated: September 20, 2018
First submittedMay 8, 2012
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Average score59.1%
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Definition
Word
Unit of soldiers on horseback
Cavalry
Pertaining to dogs
Canine
Person who steers a rowing vessel
Coxswain
Part of the brain that controls higher functions
Cerebrum
Type of delicate, high altitude cloud
Cirrus
Student at a military academy
Cadet
Squid, as food
Calamari
Diameter of a firearm's bore
Caliber
To make into a saint
Canonize
Pile of stones that marks a trail
Cairn
Type of cup also known as a goblet
Chalice
Definition
Word
Motor vehicle frame
Chassis
Commander of 99 Roman soldiers
Centurion
Water storage tank
Cistern
Person who makes and repairs shoes
Cobbler
Pilot's compartment
Cockpit
Communist style of address
Comrade
Constricting body-control garment
Corset
A deep red color
Crimson
Christian holy war
Crusade
Sound made by a dove
Coo
Russian monarch
Czar
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Level 63
Jun 27, 2012
'Czar' starts with a 'T', not a 'C'
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Level 72
Jan 13, 2019
No, "Tsar" starts with a "T". "Czar" starts with a "C".
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Level 75
Jan 14, 2019
Handy tip - you can tell by looking at the first letter of the word
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Level 75
Jan 14, 2019
They mean the exact same thing. The Tsar variety of the word though just better represents the Slavic language
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Level 68
Jan 14, 2019
but the "Czar" variety better represents the purpose of this quiz
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Level 31
Apr 6, 2022
Unfortunately I instantly thought "Tsar", but then realised that it started with a T. Didn't register the other spelling.
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Level 80
Apr 16, 2019
How about canteen for water storage tank--albeit a small tank?
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Level 84
Feb 8, 2022
A canteen is a flask, not a tank
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Level 84
Sep 23, 2022
Czar, Tsar, or царь, first made its way into English in the 1500s, and was first transliterated as Czar. By the late 1800s, it was decided that Tsar was a more accurate transliteration, but by then the Cz- spelling had already caught on as a widely-used loan word in the Anglophone world, and persisted well into 20th century. When I was a kid I'm sure that "Czar" was much more commonly used. But I started noticing "Tsar" more often probably around 2005-2010 or so. In fact "Czar" is still used, often, to refer colloquially to, for example, people put in charge of some task force or oversee an agency in American politics (famously Nixon had a "Drug Czar"). But when referring to Russian emperors Tsar has become the favored and more common spelling. It's the same word, though, transliterated differently.
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Level 58
Jul 17, 2012
Person who steers a vessel could be captain, and the pilot's compartment in a commuter plane is also called the cabin.
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Level 75
Mar 25, 2014
The cabin is the bit where the passengers sit and the cabin crew work.
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Level 28
Jul 17, 2012
carriage should be approved for the motor vehicle frame. IE: when you go to the car wash you specifically purchase an "under carriage" option.
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Level 74
Nov 24, 2021
Undercarriage is a single word.
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Level 84
Feb 8, 2022
It's meaning is also more restricted than chassis
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Level 10
Dec 22, 2012
You should accept "Cox" for "Coxswain" since that's the standard abbreviation and what most people in the sport would call the Coxswain.
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Level 65
Dec 14, 2013
Seconded, Cox should really be accepted
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Level ∞
Dec 22, 2014
Okay
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Level 43
Feb 15, 2013
Sheesh. If it doesn't take the answer you think it is, people, just try something else, for pete's sake. It's supposed to be a brainteaser, after all, not a giveaway. Except for "cox". That one should definitely be accepted, as TheShadow noted.
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Level 61
Sep 13, 2013
Constricting body-control garment : Cincher
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Level 84
Jul 9, 2015
control-top panythose, too. :D or chastity belt.
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Level 59
Jul 9, 2015
Chastity belt definitely should be accepted! :)
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Level 67
Jan 13, 2019
I tried "cup." Didn't work...
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Level 84
May 19, 2014
What about carmine for crimson?
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Level 75
Aug 19, 2014
Carmine and cerise are both deep red, so I agree with arp2600 and raise him/her one!
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Level ∞
Dec 22, 2014
Carmine and Cardinal will work for that now.
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Level 59
Jul 9, 2015
Cerise also, please. And how about cherry?
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Level 73
Mar 31, 2015
Claret for deep red?
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Level 59
Jul 9, 2015
Every Burnley fan agrees with you! (Plus West Ham, Aston Villa and Scunthorpe).
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Level 61
Jul 9, 2015
constricting body garment: codpiece.
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Level 72
Jul 9, 2015
Actually, I thought that a codpiece was the opposite of constricting... ; )
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Level 16
Jul 9, 2015
I accidentally put "Crusad3" and now I'm wondering why there isn't a series of Crusade-based movies just to make Crusad3
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Level 77
Jul 9, 2015
For Russian monarch I tried Catherine and Catherine the Great, but finally got the correct answer.
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Level 41
Jul 9, 2015
Another deep red color would be Claret.
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Level 67
Jul 10, 2015
Claret, cardinal, and cherry are all deep red colors. Seems aribitrary to just pick crimson. Maybe you should add something to the clue. Like "the red in the University of Alabama's uniforms" or something.
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Level 63
Sep 17, 2015
Great quiz. You could definitely accept "cortex" and "cerebral cortex" for the brain clue.
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Level 92
Oct 18, 2016
Should be a "Christian" holy war
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Level 83
Sep 3, 2017
There was nothing Christian about the Crusades.
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Level 72
Feb 3, 2018
Except that they were fought by Christians, in the name of Christianity, and officially sanctioned by the Christian church.
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Level 78
Oct 19, 2018
I think Don may be referring to the principles of Christianity and if so, his statement is entirely accurate.
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Level 72
Jan 13, 2019
That depends entirely on your interpretation of "Christian principles." There are many interpretations, backed by scripture, that sanction religious war.
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Level 52
Nov 18, 2016
Enjoyed this one, 2.36 left
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Level 60
Oct 3, 2017
calamares ? I ate the Spanish version
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Level 90
Jun 5, 2018
11/22 not good.
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Level 78
Jul 24, 2018
For water storage tank, please consider adding 'canteen', 'cask', or 'cauldron', or consider changing the clue to "rain water storage tank"
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Level 77
Jan 2, 2019
Couldn't get my mind off of canteen either once I had thought of it haha
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Level 77
Jan 15, 2019
My brain was going the other way and all I could think of was cooler.
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Level 56
Mar 30, 2020
Canteen and cask were what I thought of too. Turns out there are apparently a lot of water containers that start with C.
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Level 62
Jan 13, 2019
Tzar. Czar is Polish.
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Level 76
Jan 13, 2019
There is a Polish czar, but it is pronounced like English char and means 'charm' or 'spell'. The Polish equivalent of Russian tsar is spelled car—Polish c is pronounced ts.
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Level 81
Jan 13, 2019
I agree that an argument can be made for canteen, as the definition for 'tank' indicates that it is 'usually' large, meaning it can sometimes be small. But I'm OK if you don't want to add that.

Cerise, on the other hand, has to be added. Or, given the surprising number of deep red colors beginning with 'c', change the question.

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Level 33
Jan 14, 2019
A centurion didn't command 99 men
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Level 73
Jan 14, 2019
I believe "cerebrum" is incorrect, as it not only controls higher functions. "Cerebral cortex" would be more accurate (or even "neocortex", though this would exclude it from the quiz).
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Level 68
Jan 14, 2019
I tried cerebral cortex first also, but it didn't take me long to come up with cerebrum when that didn't work
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Level 67
Mar 24, 2020
I realize now I dont really know that much about brain terminology. I was really proud to come up with a lot of words starting with c, relating to the brain, in English! None of them were accepted though ;)

I tried cortex, cranium, cerebellum, (and yes, first cognitive though had no hopes for that, was just warming up by association) might ve tried cerebral aswell.

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Level 67
Mar 24, 2020
But besides that one only missed coxswain and canonise, and cirrus. So, still happy with a score like that on an English vocabulary quiz :)

cirrus was annoying though, spent ages trying to write cumulo nimbus or whatever it is haha. Never remember it exactly. (Wow, looked it up now and the one I chose to write here was right!! I must ve tried 30 variations haha cumilus.. only part I knew was correct was nimbus

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Level 39
Jan 14, 2019
I think cerebral cortex should be an acceptable answer,as well as cerise for red. Cerise kept coming to mind,I couldn't think of crimson to save my life! LOL!
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Level 73
Jan 14, 2019
cooler is also a water holder
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Level 80
Apr 16, 2019
You mean a tank doesn't hold water?
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Level 45
May 24, 2019
The Cerebellum does not control higher brain functions. It helps to fine-tune movement. if you had your Cerebellum removed, you would survive with your personality intact
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Level 72
Mar 3, 2020
Technically, it's called the Cerebral Cortex, so Cortex should be allowed
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Level 59
Dec 11, 2019
What I tried Czar with an S and who even spells it like that, usually starts with a T.
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Level 67
May 27, 2021
Both spellings are common and mostly interchangeable, but only one spelling fits this quiz. They're both trying to take a Russian word spelled in Cyrillic and make it fit the Latin alphabet. Personally, I tend to favor "tsar" when talking about Russian leaders. When it comes to a political appointee heading up a policy specific task force, I go for "czar" --- as in a "drug czar".
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Level 36
Mar 9, 2020
I believe cabin should be an answer to pilot's compartment.
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Level 63
Aug 1, 2021
Cabin is where the passengers sit.
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Level 71
Mar 24, 2020
I'm so dumb. I read "firearm's bore" and thought it meant some tool a fireman used. *facepalm*
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Level 61
Mar 24, 2020
I read "firearm's bore" as forearm's bone. I was so confused!
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Level 46
Sep 12, 2021
Crimson? How about cadmium, cardinal, carmine, claret, carnelian? All can be deeper red than crimson.
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Level 82
Jul 18, 2022
Barely remembered the one about the cup / goblet in time. Why?

The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle.

If you know, you know.

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Level 31
Aug 6, 2022
Please take cerebral cortex for 'Cerebrum'. Thanks always love x