D Vocabulary Words Quiz #1

Can you guess these vocabulary words that start with the letter D?
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Last updated: April 4, 2017
First submittedMay 27, 2012
Times taken81,878
Average score54.5%
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Definition
Word
Wild Australian dog
Dingo
Sheriff's assistant
Deputy
To get off a horse
Dismount
Opposite of international
Domestic
God or goddess
Deity
Heir to the French throne
Dauphin
To bounce a basketball
Dribble
Battle between fighter planes
Dogfight
Biblical flood
Deluge
Mourning music
Dirge
Marriage payment
Dowry
Definition
Word
Speaker's platform
Dais
Small boat or raft
Dinghy
Building split into two apartments
Duplex
To throw something out a window
Defenestrate
Type of trees that lose their leaves in the winter
Deciduous
To widen a pupil
Dilate
Vain, foppish man
Dandy
Male bee
Drone
Zeppelin, for example
Dirigible
To weaken a solution by adding water
Dilute
Japanese radish
Daikon
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Level 75
May 27, 2012
how about diluted?
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Level 59
May 27, 2012
diluted starts off with dilute, should have worked anyway?
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Level 78
Jun 6, 2012
Yeah, never really thought of defenestrate...went straight to discard
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Level 62
Jun 24, 2019
I tried defenster - fenster - window in German, but thought i was off track when not accepted.
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Level 16
Oct 12, 2012
Tried various spellings for "divinity" and "diluvium" (which i thought was more correct than deluge, specially considering that the period before the Flood is called antediluvian). Surprised those weren't acceptable. Opposite of "international" is national, domestic, even though it may be used in that context, stems from "domus" which is the latin name for "house." Domestic is therefor more appropriate to refer to indoors habitation. I'd consider changing that hint.
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Level 76
Sep 25, 2013
Your knowledge of latin roots should then tell you that "deluge" stems from the same root as "diluvium" and antediluvian means "before the flood." Ergo, the english word that the quizmaster was searching for was clearly 'deluge.' As for Domestic...come on man...did you get it right or what? The clue is good enough for 73% of quiz takers to get right.
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Level 44
Jul 31, 2014
Domestic terrorism, domestic cars. "Foreign or domestic?"
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Level 71
May 7, 2015
Please Lifemare don't make any quizzes
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Level 75
Feb 12, 2018
When applied to flights, they are opposites. Doesn't have to be opposite in every meaning or context - one is fine for me
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Level 67
Aug 20, 2019
Wow ease up on him man. He has a point last time around I didnt get domestic and this time only in the last second. Though in certain context they are used as opposites the words are not technically opposite linguistically. National is the opposite of international.

Just because someone gets it right does not say anything about the correctness of a question. I can say what is opposite of a chicken on an R quiz, and everybody would say rooster. But chicken isn't male or female, hen is the female version.

Btw chicken is a domestic animal, so the opposite would be and international animal?

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Level 70
Apr 30, 2022
I think you’re looking at it wrong, Sif. The criticism is that this person is talking about the Latin roots of the word as if we should still base its definition on them, but isn’t aware that a “D” word that’s opposite international is clearly domestic. So to criticize the quiz and to tell the maker to change the clue based on Latin usage of domus is rather obtuse. Also, there are no “technical opposites”. There’s no official antonym society that tracks these things, so domestic and international are as good as opposites as international and national—especially since domestic and national more or less mean the same thing.
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Level 50
Feb 12, 2013
Thanks to Chopped for the daikon.
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Level 59
Mar 7, 2013
Can you accept "dory" for small boat or raft?
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Level ∞
Apr 4, 2017
Can a dory ever be a raft?
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Level 73
May 13, 2013
I knew defenestration, but could only think of defenester DUH
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Level 67
Jun 6, 2013
to throw something out a window: ditch. as in "uh-oh, the cops are on our tail. Ditch the doobie"
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Level 61
Sep 13, 2013
Morning music. What the hell is morning music? Getting old...
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Level 87
Aug 8, 2014
So old that your eyesight is failing you...
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Level 67
Aug 20, 2019
I think he already made that joke about himself... that was the point of his comment. That he misread it.
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Level 26
Apr 2, 2014
There's a word to describe the act of throwing something out of a window ?!?!?!
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Level 80
Jun 19, 2017
More like someone not something
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Level 67
Aug 20, 2019
There is a word for taking of your clothes even, disrobe> Not to be confused with dismantle, you are not taking of your mantle then, but dealing with bombs ;)
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Level 55
Apr 27, 2014
20/20 with 4:11 left! I am the vocabulary MASTER!
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Level 50
Aug 10, 2014
No you're not. I am!
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Level 52
Apr 27, 2014
"Defenestrate" is a great word! Too bad it doesn't actually come up in conversation all that often....
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Level 73
May 2, 2014
Like Never.
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Level ∞
Oct 28, 2014
Unless you're talking about the history of Prague. :)
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Level 68
Mar 9, 2021
If you're a person with a controversial job, it may be best to stay clear of open windows when you visit the Czech Republic.
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Level 81
May 6, 2014
"Dias" should not be accepted for "dais". I was for some reason wanting to type "diaspora" for the flood and was surprised when I suddenly got credited with "Dais". I am pretty sure I spelled it "dias" too :)
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Level 24
Jan 24, 2015
Quizmaster Can you please accept disiduous
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Level 44
May 26, 2015
But it's wrong!
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Level 45
Nov 5, 2015
I kept trying disiduous, desiduous, etc. and never even thought of using a "c"... oh well.
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Level 57
Apr 30, 2022
Same here. I knew the word, but didn't know the spelling. Darn (another D word)! Damn and dang too!
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Level 60
Nov 7, 2016
Only one I didn't get was the radish. I hate radishes.
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Level 66
Nov 23, 2016
Got 'em all! I love the word "defenestrate". Ah, the specificities of the English language.
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Level 80
Jun 19, 2017
It's from Latin and probably exists in most European languages
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Level 67
Jan 5, 2017
Excellent! A new word I learned today. Defenestrate. Now to drop it into a conversation...
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Level 21
Jan 18, 2017
Could not spell Deciduous to save my life!
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Level 70
Mar 11, 2017
Dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge ... oh, it's basketball
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Level 60
Jul 14, 2017
If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball!
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Level 60
Jul 14, 2017
Well, I learned a new word, so that's cool. Defenestration.
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Level 84
Feb 3, 2018
If deplane is a word now, dehorse ought to be as well. (Neither of them ought to be words, the word for getting off a plane is disembark or exit)
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Level 71
Feb 12, 2018
Hahaha, I thought of dehorse as well!
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Level 67
Aug 20, 2019
I think dishorse would be closer, dehorse feels like you are taking his horsiness away from him...
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Level 70
Apr 30, 2022
Aristotle would argue that there is no innate quality of horsiness, but merely horsey characteristics. Also, horsiness is an acceptable word to my phone?? Sweet
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Level 38
Jun 9, 2018
How about accepting disembark for the horse question?
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Level 84
Feb 8, 2022
Dehorse is a word, but it's when someone else knocks you off your horse
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Level 70
Apr 30, 2022
I think that’s unhorse.
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Level 59
Feb 3, 2018
I was surprised to see defenestrate only get 18%. I always thought of it as being famous for being a weird word.
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Level 67
Dec 8, 2018
deathmetal for mourning music?
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Level 37
Dec 14, 2018
Because nothing says funeral like heavily distorted guitar riffs, double bass pedals and screaming...
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Level 67
Aug 20, 2019
But death... metal...
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Level 59
Dec 31, 2018
there has to be a lot more done with a basketball, than to bounce it, to call it a dribble
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Level 79
Jul 1, 2019
Like what?
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Level 67
Aug 20, 2019
Drool on it.. ;)
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Level 65
May 3, 2022
@nevcos, I see what you mean. In the NBA you don't even have to bounce the ball. You can just carry it down the court without getting called out by the refs.
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Level 37
Aug 12, 2019
forgot dauphin, and a cursory google shows the current heir to the french throne to be a duke, WHERE ARE MY INTERNET POINTS?
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Level 66
Jan 27, 2022
There is no current heir to the French throne, and there is also no French throne. Not in the last 150 years.
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Level 61
Jun 25, 2021
I now dauphin from Twain's Huckleberry Finn. Not sure I've ever come across it anywhere else (but I'm pretty ignorant about French history and aristocracy).
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Level 71
Sep 20, 2021
Thank you Prague!
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Level 72
Nov 19, 2021
My immediate guess for "heir to the French throne" was 'dead'
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Level 60
Apr 30, 2022
Couldn't "To throw something out a window" also be discard?
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Level 65
Apr 30, 2022
Discard, dump, ditch. There are a lot of words that could be applied. But only one that specifically and only means throwing out the window.
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Level 35
May 2, 2022
Thanks to my 9th grade history class, I now have "defenestrate" emblazoned in my memory. Defenestration of Prague anyone?
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Level 65
May 2, 2022
Accept dower for dowry?

From Wikipedia: "Property brought to the marriage by the bride is called a dowry. But the word dower has been used since Chaucer (The Clerk's Tale) in the sense of dowry, and is recognized as a definition of dower in the Oxford English Dictionary."

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Level 62
May 2, 2022
isn't duplex a two storie apartment?
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Level 65
Aug 3, 2022
I can hear the foghorn now