U Vocabulary Words Quiz #1

Can you guess these vocabulary words that start with the letter U?
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Last updated: October 8, 2018
First submittedDecember 21, 2012
Times taken38,035
Average score72.7%
Rating3.97
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Definition
Word
Baseball's version of a referee
Umpire
Where a cow makes milk
Udder
Radioactive element
Uranium
Opposite of rural
Urban
Womb
Uterus
Land of the dead located below
the surface of the Earth
Underworld
One of a kind
Unique
One of the five basic tastes –
a meaty or savory flavor
Umami
Wavelength of light just beyond
the visible spectrum
Ultraviolet
Related to bears
Ursine
To shriek like ululululu....
Ululate
Definition
Word
Japanese noodle, usually served in soup
Udon
To unlawfully seize authority
Usurp
To stuff or cover furniture
Upholster
The sum of everything in the cosmos
Universe
Lending money at exorbitant rates of interest
Usury
Vessel for storing human ashes
Urn
The dots of this Ü
Umlaut
Bone of the forearm
Ulna
World where everything works
in perfect harmony
Utopia
Street child or spiny sea creature
Urchin
Slang for vomit
Upchuck
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Level 20
Jan 16, 2013
I guess I'm stupid but I've never seen "udders" spelled like that. I've always spelled it utters.
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Level 83
Jan 16, 2013
Utters is a verb. "He utters a solemn oath."
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Level 72
May 21, 2015
Oh, don't set us up like that.
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Level 67
Dec 13, 2018
It is utterly unthinkable that you got it wrong..
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Level 84
Feb 6, 2013
Umami? I remember reading about this when they first discovered it.. in that article they just called it the "savory" taste. They said it was the secret for why so much msg in Chinese food made it taste good. wtf is Umami? Sweet, Sour, Salty, Savory... sounds a lot better than Sweet, sour, salty, umami...
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Level 77
Nov 29, 2014
I think savory is basically the English translation of umami. Research is ongoing about taste, and they are discussing adding a sixth taste and perhaps others. See this article, http://www.livescience.com/17684-sixth-basic-taste.html. Possible others include calcium, metal, piquancy (heat), menthol (coolness), kokumi (richness, as in slow-cooked meats), fat, and carbon dioxide (champagne bubbles or soda fizz).
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Level 71
Dec 15, 2017
That's weird; I only ever learned it as "umami".
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Level 58
Oct 16, 2013
I thought there were only 4 basic tastes: sweet, sour, salty and bitter. Meaty and savory are smells.
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Level 71
Dec 15, 2017
Heh, you're dating yourself, Susie222! Did you also learn that different "zones" of the tongue tasted each of the different flavors? Yeah, turned out that was a whole big load of hogwash, too.
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Level 32
May 21, 2015
love the word ululate!
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Level 57
May 22, 2015
Not necessarily a shriek though.
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Level 66
May 24, 2015
I think ululation should also be accepted in lieu of ululate. I tried "ululation" first, then was stumped when it wasn't accepted.
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Level ∞
Dec 10, 2017
Ululation will work now
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Level 65
Dec 11, 2017
I think Utter should also be accepted.
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Level 71
Dec 15, 2017
And if Quizmaster makes a clue that reads "to make a sound with one's voice", then it will be!
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Level 51
May 25, 2015
I tried every word that stared with "urs" or "ursa" that I could think of. I've never heard the real answer ever used
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Level 77
Jan 12, 2016
It's descriptive, as in bovine, equine, porcine, etc.
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Level 35
Nov 23, 2015
This isn't an easy quiz
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Level 37
Nov 10, 2016
It always amazes (and disgusts me at the same time) how some people have the unmitigated gall to request a different spelling of

a word just to accommodate their inability/unwillingness to spell

that word. It doesn't matter to them that doing so would only

confuse those of us who do make an effort to learn to spell as

well as to cheapen the quality of the quiz.

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Level 74
Oct 8, 2018
Spoken like a true diva ;)
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Level 61
Nov 24, 2018
Confuse... Really?
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Level 84
Feb 9, 2022
Not nearly as bad as people who demand that a word with a completely different meaning be accepted
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Level 62
Oct 7, 2018
The sum of everything in the universe is 42. And I could not get my brain to shift from that. :(
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Level 67
Dec 13, 2018
That s not the sum, that is the answer ;)
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Level 74
Oct 7, 2021
...to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything.

But what is the question?

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Level 76
Nov 27, 2019
Why is the average score at 16/22? Why isn't it lower? (even though I got 16 as well)
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Level 74
Jan 10, 2020
Coz you're just average - face the facts.
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Level 70
Jul 4, 2022
Never heard upchuck. Chuck up, yes, or just chuck.