Homonyms Quiz #6

We give you a pair of definitions. You guess the homonym.
Homonyms are words that have the same spelling and pronunciation, but different meanings.
Includes both true and polysemous homonyms
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Last updated: August 27, 2015
First submittedJune 7, 2013
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Meanings
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Duck or platypus
body part
Draft of a law
Bill
Divisible by two
Flat and level
Even
Musical tone
Short letter
Note
Soft feathers
Descending direction
Down
Place to sit
Head of a committee
Chair
Soda
Dad
Pop
Wise
Certain culinary herb
Sage
Young woman
Fail to hit a target
Miss
Washbasin
To become submerged
Sink
Get smaller
Slang for psychiatrist
Shrink
Revolve
To make yarn
Spin
Meanings
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Longer work of fiction
Original
Novel
Small cafeteria, esp.
in the military
Water bottle
Canteen
Campus courtyard
Muscle of the leg
Quad
Stick used as a whip
To exchange
Switch
Religious building
Part of the head
Temple
Chemical curl
Everlasting
Permanent
To draw away liquid
Part of a candle
Wick
To remind incessantly
Old, useless horse
Nag
Person who talks
with spirits
Between rare and
well done
Medium
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Level 48
Sep 8, 2014
Got stuck on thinking 'dome' for religious building and part of the head...d'oh!
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Level 60
Jan 2, 2018
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Level 81
Oct 27, 2014
Cantina... cantine? How the heck do you spell that?!
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Level 59
Nov 8, 2014
I'm not sure about 'permanent'. It's a perm which I think is actually short for 'permanent wave' - you wouldn't ask a hairdresser for a permanent surely!
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Level 52
Dec 20, 2014
Yes, in fact, you would. "I'd like a permanent, please" is pretty much what you'd say.
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Level 83
May 26, 2017
I would never ask a hairdresser for a permanent. I look ridiculous enough as it is.
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Level 67
Jul 31, 2019
Does it look like a lampshade?
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Level 87
Nov 12, 2019
For that matter, it's temporary. Lasts longer than bed curlers and irons though.
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Level 67
Sep 10, 2021
I was sure it had something to do with bond.
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Level 68
Nov 8, 2014
100% with 42 seconds to spare.
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Level 65
Sep 11, 2021
Only 9 seconds to spare here. I almost didn't get sink
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Level 60
May 31, 2017
Great quiz, but it seems like a crazy amount of time allowed, no? I finished easily (and I'm a slow typer) in less than a minute and a half.
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Level 67
Jul 31, 2019
not sure if it fits 100% but I thought of flog, for a whip and exchange, it means to sell, and technically you exchange stuff, goods for money..
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Level 37
Aug 17, 2019
Growing up, the Canteen was the food/drygoods store where government officers did their grocery shopping each month.
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Level 65
Sep 11, 2021
I thought that was the commissary?
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Level 87
Nov 12, 2019
Nag as a verb comes from the term of describing a woman, usually the wife, as an old nag.
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Level 72
Aug 16, 2021
It's polysemous. Less satisfying but probably necessary for the number of quizzes in the series.
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Level 63
Sep 10, 2021
There must be a better definition of quad. A four wheeled motorcycle perhaps, or one of four in a multiple birth. The only word I know for a campus courtyard is agora.
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Level 72
Sep 10, 2021
This may be a regional/cultural difference. "Quad" is a common standard term for a campus courtyard in US colleges, or at least all the ones I've ever known, while I've never heard anything outside of ancient Greece called an agora.
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Level 71
Sep 10, 2021
Why is television a medium? Because it's neither rare nor very well done!
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Level 74
Oct 5, 2021
Because it is one of 'the media'. In the singular.
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Level 73
Sep 10, 2021
Eventually got 'Note' but I was hung up on trying to spell "Ti" of doh-rae-mi-fa-so-la-ti-do
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Level 54
Sep 11, 2021
What's wrong with 'rag' for "To remind incessantly/Old, useless horse"?
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Level 55
Nov 15, 2021
Need to brush up on my American English for the homonym quizzes. My Australian English ain't cutting it.