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Dumb it Down Vocabulary #3

Guess the common synonym for these uncommon words.
All the answers are a SINGLE WORD
Not all synonyms are exact
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Word
Synonym
Torrid
Hot
Intoxicated
Drunk
Sagacity
Wisdom
Masticate
Chew
Hoosegow
Jail
Facile
Easy
Purloin
Steal
Word
Synonym
Expeditious
Fast
Maleficent
Evil
Loquacious
Talkative
Tempest
Storm
Denizen
Resident
Verdant
Green
Quaff
Drink
Word
Synonym
Coquette
Flirt
Lexicon
Vocabulary
Remunerate
Pay
Nosegay
Bouquet
Penury
Poverty
Maladroit
Clumsy
Abattoir
Slaughterhouse
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Level 83
Jun 7, 2014
perhaps take 'chatty' for loquacious?
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Level 45
Jul 4, 2014
I also tried 'chatty'.
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Level 79
Sep 20, 2014
I did too, even tried my 9 year old daughter's name. Eventually got talkative though.
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Level 58
Feb 20, 2017
Cathy?
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Level ∞
Sep 20, 2014
Okay
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Level 92
Jun 30, 2014
Perhaps accept klutz for maladroit, read it as a noun, took me a while to think of adjective meanings.
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Level 75
Sep 20, 2014
I also tried unable and ineffective.
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Level 78
Jan 22, 2024
gauche was not accepted for maladroit, which I think is harsh.
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Level 61
Sep 20, 2014
I used "tease" for coquette, and that's pretty synonymous with "flirt"
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Level ∞
Sep 20, 2014
Okay, tease will work now.
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Level 61
Sep 20, 2014
Don't remember coming across "nosegay" before — is this a common word in the UK?
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Level 37
Sep 20, 2014
I remember it from Shakespeare.
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Level 46
Apr 28, 2018
mentioned in Cyrano de Bergerac as a pun for his big nose
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Level 48
Oct 17, 2018
nosegay is a small bunch of flowers... bouquet a big one...how about posy ??

,...posy1

/ˈpəʊzi/

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a small bunch of flowers.

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Level 59
Nov 29, 2019
I agree. Nosegay is small bunch not a bouquet.
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Level 69
Aug 28, 2020
Accept posy for nosegay!!!
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Level 65
Sep 20, 2014
good quiz, nice idea
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Level 55
Sep 20, 2014
You wouldn't believe the list of basically offensive words I tried for "coquette". I don't think "flirt" is a good answer, it's a kind of backformed verb-noun, though so is "tease" I suppose. Not likely to be a word that pops into most people's heads (I'm not saying put the offensive ones in!).

Posy and bunch for flowers, particularly if we're after the dumbed down word as opposed to another Frenchism.

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Level 77
Sep 20, 2014
Can posy be accepted as well as bouquet?
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Level 48
Sep 20, 2014
And wicked for evil?
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Level 67
Sep 20, 2014
The more common use for "facile" these days is glib or superficial.
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Level 74
Sep 21, 2014
Agree -- superficial should also be accepted for facile.
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Level 51
Sep 20, 2014
Hoosegow? Never heard of it. Also, a nosegay is smaller than a bouquet, it was carried around to protect you from smells.
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Level 67
Sep 20, 2014
"Hoosegow" is a corruption of the Spanish word "jusgado," which means jail.
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Level 55
Mar 15, 2016
@nanook, I'm with you on both things.
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Level 58
Feb 20, 2017
Used by cowboys in the Old West.
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Level 74
Sep 21, 2014
'Efficient' should be accepted for 'expeditious.' It means both fast and efficient, not just fast. Great idea for a quiz btw.
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Level 66
Sep 22, 2014
How about "jargon'' for "lexicon"? This is the context in which I have seen it most often.
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Level 75
May 6, 2015
Accept meatworks?
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Level 56
Jun 15, 2016
Might just be me, but I would say abbatoir before slaughterhouse. Slaughterhouse sets me to think of 5.
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Level 58
Feb 20, 2017
Abattoir sets me to think of Monty Python's Architect Sketch.
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Level 46
Apr 28, 2018
corsage for nosegay?
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Level 63
May 24, 2018
Adroit = skilled, therefore maladroit should be = unskilled. Can you add this in as an acceptable answer? It's the only thing that came to mind at all for me.
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Level 56
Jul 16, 2018
Steamy for torrid?
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Level 75
Apr 14, 2020
I'd never heard of torrid=hot, I always saw it meaning difficult or tempestuous. Seems to be a pond issue again...
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Level 70
Aug 21, 2020
nosegay = flowers
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Level 88
Jun 1, 2022
Accept efficient for expeditious and shallow and also superficial for facile
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Level 76
Jul 9, 2023
Pretty sure intoxicated is not rare, especially not compared to the rest of the answers.