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E Vocabulary Words Quiz #2

Guess these vocabulary words that start with the letter E.
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First submittedAugust 7, 2012
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Definition
Word
Female sheep
Ewe
Type of black wood
Ebony
One who seeks to convert others
to the Christian faith
Evangelist
Newspaper opinion piece
Editorial
Hug
Embrace
Aged tribal leader
Elder
To join the military
Enlist
What a shoelace passes through
Eyelet
Eagle's nest
Eyrie
Oval
Ellipse
To set free from slavery
Emancipate
Definition
Word
The 5th Greek letter
Epsilon
Medical condition which causes seizures
Epilepsy
The first general anesthetic
Ether
A long, narrative poem about heroic deeds
Epic
British noble rank equivalent to Count
Earl
Painless killing for humane purposes
Euthanasia
To disembowel
Eviscerate
The group of people Biblically predestined
to go to heaven
Elect
To misappropriate money
Embezzle
To sign the back of a check, prior to deposit
Endorse
Outer covering of teeth
Enamel
55 Comments
+1
Level 91
Aug 7, 2012
It's opinion *piece*, not peace.
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Level 71
Aug 7, 2012
Quizmaster, you got served!
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Level ∞
Aug 7, 2012
Fixed. Thanks! :)
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Level 16
Aug 8, 2012
100%!
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Level 91
Sep 7, 2012
«Insert gripe about the differences between ovals and ellipses here»
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Level 72
Jan 31, 2013
«Insert gripe about how oval is also an adjective so elliptical should be accepted»
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Level 83
Nov 9, 2017
elliptical should be accepted
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Level 75
Jul 26, 2018
I thought the adjectival form of oval was "ovaltine" :)
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Level 93
Mar 4, 2019
and eggs
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Level 75
Aug 22, 2014
An ellipse is always an oval, but an oval is not always an ellipse. Sort of like squares and rectangles.
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Level 13
Oct 13, 2012
The biblical one is very misleading. I tried everything but that. An elect is anyone who's been appointed by others to fulfill a role (an elect official, for example), not specificly a biblical one.... Please consider changing the hint.
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Level ∞
Oct 14, 2012
The clue is actually very specific. You either know it or you don't.
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Level 37
Jan 31, 2019
Actually, those destined for heaven arel referred to as "The Anointed".
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Level 65
Feb 12, 2019
I would recommend including Calvinism somewhere in the clue since 'elect' is a Calvinistic concept whereas the Bible covers concepts that reach beyond Calvinism and in fact most non-Calvinist Christians are unlikely to have ever heard the term elect used.
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Level 59
May 3, 2022
This. I went to Catholic school from kindergarten through and including post-grad and didn't know the term "elect".
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Level 73
Sep 23, 2013
This is all a bit like people arguing over the finer points of the Marvel universe. I'm not even remotely religious and I knew what the quizmaster was after. Take it easy folks, it's just a quiz.
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Level 26
Jun 23, 2013
I thought it would be extort for the misappropriating of money
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Level 85
Jul 27, 2015
Extort is a direct "in-your-face" method of stealing which uses coercion. Embezzlement is stealing money you have access to, but no right to take, and is always done surreptitiously.
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Level 59
Oct 16, 2013
Egg-shaped = oval
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Level 79
Jan 25, 2024
Yep, egg or egg-shaped is an acceptable answer for oval, certainly etymologically:

oval

2 of 2

adjective

: having the shape of an egg

also : broadly elliptical

ovality

ō-ˈva-lə-tē

noun

ovally

ˈō-və-lē

adverb

ovalness noun

Adjective

Medieval Latin ovalis, from Late Latin, of an egg, from Latin ovum

(source Merriam-Webster)

I'm not saying it should be egg rather than elliptical / ellipse. They should both be allowed.

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Level 58
Feb 20, 2014
I've only ever seen "eyrie" spelled "aerie."
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Level 50
Apr 27, 2014
I've seen it spelled a number of ways in crosswords, but always with the disclaimer "variant", if not "aerie". I tried several, forgot about this one. Oh, well...
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Level 75
Feb 10, 2019
Same here. Never seen "eyrie". I tried every variant I could think of, but would never have gotten this one.
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Level 84
Feb 11, 2019
Is it a word in Patois?
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Level 46
Nov 22, 2021
that's irie
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Level 66
Feb 11, 2019
I second, beekash.
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Level 59
May 3, 2022
Same. I knew the answer, and then tried to spell it incorrectly to have it begin with an e, but never thought to try a y in there. I've only ever seen it aerie.
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Level 69
Apr 21, 2015
Embrace seems a bit loose for hug, and same for elder; it just means anyone senior, "tribal" seems entirely inappropriate.
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Level 51
Apr 30, 2015
I think adding "tribal" makes it more obvious because it has been used in that sense so much. And I don't see how embrace could be loose for a hug.
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Level 67
Feb 10, 2019
I think AllenY meant that it only becomes a hug when you embrace tightly, not loosely.
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Level 44
Jul 23, 2015
i kept trying egg-shaped for oval. egg, egg shaped egg-shaped... :(
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Level 60
Jul 26, 2015
Haha me too :)
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Level 73
Jul 23, 2015
"Enrol" for "join the military"?
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Level 89
Feb 8, 2022
You don't enroll in the military, you enlist
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Level 71
Jul 23, 2015
Curious as to whether I'm the only one here who learned the meaning of "embezzle" from Metalocalypse :P
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Level 58
Dec 16, 2015
I'm sure there's other who like Metalocalypse, such as myself, but most probably already knew the word.
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Level 63
Jul 26, 2018
Egg-shaped for oval?
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Level 86
Feb 10, 2019
the clue is in the etymology too - oval is literally egg related. However eggs are ovoid, 3-dimensional, whereas ovals are merely 2-d, and that is presumably why that obvious and natural answer is rejected and only the more learned answer accepted.
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Level 70
Sep 16, 2018
"Eyrie" is an uncommon variant spelling of "aerie".
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Level 37
Jan 31, 2019
Uncommon indeed; I've only seen it spelled "Aerie".
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Level 36
Feb 10, 2019
hey be quiet
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Level 67
Feb 10, 2019
I've only ever spelt it eyrie. You might have some American spelling that no-one anywhere else adheres to.
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Level 68
Feb 11, 2019
I have only seen it spelt "eyrie".
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Level 59
Mar 11, 2019
I spell it eirie.

All are accepted somewhere, according to various googled sources, including this.

https://www.crosswordsolver.org/definition/e/Eirie

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Level 67
Feb 10, 2019
19/22. I really should've gotten eviscerate and endorse.
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Level 49
Feb 11, 2019
enfranchise for free from slavery
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Level 60
Feb 11, 2019
Enfranchise means to allow to vote I feel.
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Level 65
May 21, 2024
Enfranchise feels like buying a McDonalds to me
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Level 68
Feb 11, 2019
I don't think I have ever heard of "emancipate". When I saw the answer, I was thinking of the word "emaciate", then I got really confused!
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Level 77
Dec 17, 2023
I too once confused those words when I was reading an article about Suffragettes being force fed in prison - I was most baffled.
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Level 57
Feb 11, 2019
Never heard of the Emancipation Proclamation?
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Level 68
Feb 15, 2019
I'm really proud I got eviscerate, and even spelled it right too! English is not my mother tongue. And I have no idea where I picked up the word haha.
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Level 59
Mar 11, 2019
I believe "epopee" could be used for the long poem clue also...
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Level 75
Jun 25, 2022
I know this is nitpicking, but the clue for epilepsy isn't necessarily correct since epilepsy doesn't cause seizures, it's the term for a diagnosis of someone who has a history of seizures (I believe 2 or more seizures). Everybody who has epilepsy has seizures, but not everybody who's had a seizure has epilepsy.
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Level 18
Apr 17, 2024
i thought 'to disembowel' was excrete