D Vocabulary Words Quiz #2

Guess these vocabulary words that start with the letter D.
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Last updated: September 21, 2018
First submittedMay 21, 2012
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Definition
Word
High profile female singer
Diva
Rule by the people
Democracy
Genie
Djinn
Underground prison
Dungeon
Large shoulder muscle
Deltoid
Fancy French way of saying butt
Derrière
Woman who assists in childbirth
Doula
Male bee
Drone
Euphemism for layoffs
Downsizing
Horse race or type of hat
Derby
Finger or toe
Digit
Opposite of nocturnal
Diurnal
Definition
Word
To draw or scribble aimlessly
Doodle
Disorder that causes high blood sugar
Diabetes
Physical certificate awarded to a graduate
Diploma
Informal exclamation that means "likewise"
Ditto
Variety of a language particular to
an area or group
Dialect
Young maiden in Medieval times
Damsel
Type of camel with a single hump
Dromedary
High-ranking nobleman
Duke
Parliament of Russia
Duma
A widow who holds a title from
her late husband
Dowager
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Level 17
Apr 5, 2013
Tried everything BUT downsizing. :) Dowager... could not get past Dame. Great quiz.
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Level 61
Jan 27, 2019
What is the french word for BUT in the above statement?
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Level 57
Jan 27, 2019
mais
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Level 74
Nov 20, 2019
Mais oui!
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Level 76
Jan 22, 2014
Having watched so many Wilfred Brimley commercials, please accept "diabeetus."
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Level 84
Jan 27, 2019
I remember typing in "the diabeetus" on one quiz on this site and it worked. But not this one.
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Level 45
Mar 30, 2014
Actually derriere is French. I also kept thinking of the word "Dame" instead of dowager. I had no idea what dowager meant. I remember reading it somewhere, but I didn't bother to look it up.
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Level 26
Aug 17, 2018
I thought of "duchess"
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Level 60
Apr 23, 2014
agree re: doctor for childbirth assistant
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Level 75
Jul 27, 2014
I've always known it as Jinn - it's a bit tricky when alternative spellings have different first letters :(
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Level 82
Jul 16, 2015
The Duma is not the Russian parliament. The Russian parliament is the Federal Assembly. It is comprised of the State Duma, the lower house, and the Federation Council, the upper house.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics_of_Russia#Parliament

So, Duma would be incorrect on two counts as it is the State Duma and not just Duma.

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Level 56
Jul 16, 2015
Oh, for God's sake. I couldn't think of "derby." And I'm from Kentucky.
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Level 42
Jul 16, 2015
At least you are not from Derby :)
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Level 81
Nov 21, 2015
The clue should probably be more specific. I was trying to think of a word for horse races in general, not a specific place at which races take place.
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Level 69
Jan 28, 2019
It isn't a specific place at which races take place, it's a word for race hence Epsom Derby, Kentucky Derby etc etc
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Level 84
Jul 16, 2015
Is it being high-profile that turns a singer into a diva? I thought it was being hard to manage.
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Level 49
Nov 1, 2016
Childbirth assistant - Dad should work, but I get it's a stretch. Doctor surely isn't...
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Level 53
Jan 19, 2018
Read it as a fancy way of saying "but" (one "t")... tried "despite" and a few others and finally read it right. Sigh. It's like my teachers always said, "be sure to read the question!"
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Level 44
Aug 12, 2018
The clue for doula says a woman. A Dad’s not a woman.
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Level 84
Jan 27, 2019
These days some would argue that it could be.
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Level 26
Aug 17, 2018
For "likewise" I thought of darn tootin'.
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Level 67
Jan 27, 2019
Thank you, Gabby!
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Level 70
Oct 26, 2018
Physical certificate awarded to a graduate.... degree, surely?
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Level 76
Jan 29, 2019
Yup, I got one when I graduated. Definitely should be accepted.

Bloody yanks don't know everything.

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Level 83
Dec 12, 2018
Check spelling of "of hat"
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Level 65
Jan 27, 2019
disappointed that Semisemihemidemisemiquaver didn't make the cut.
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Level 22
Jan 27, 2019
Dude derriere means back not but*
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Level 43
Jan 27, 2019
Well, it means behind and is used to refer to the butt
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Level 67
Jan 28, 2019
it means behind and can be used to refer to your 'backside'
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Level 67
Jan 28, 2019
I do a lot of crosswords and have never seen "doula". Which is odd given it's 5 letters long with them of them being vowels. In fact, in the modern era of the New York Times Crossword (since 1993: >9000 puzzles and >500K clues), it's been used exactly once.
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Level 76
Feb 25, 2019
Please change 'ofhat' to 'of hat' for the hint for Derby
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Level 71
Apr 17, 2022
What Jackinthebox says.

Also, "male bee" was used in the first D-vocabulary as well.

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Level 59
Apr 1, 2020
Only 26 got djinn?
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Level 33
Jul 6, 2020
It would be nice if 'ofhat' was changed to 'of hat'. Though it didn't cause me much difficulty, I feel like it would elevate the status of your quiz that much more. I love this series, by the way!
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Level 55
Jun 8, 2021
Pretty sure drone is in both this quiz and the first "D Vocabulary Words" with the same clue.
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Level 67
Sep 11, 2021
There needs to be a space in between "ofhat" to make it "of hat".
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Level 58
Jan 21, 2022
Doula is a new word for me. Is it an American term?
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Level 65
Sep 27, 2022
Drone is in the other D quiz. Also, can Dame be accepted for the medieval question?