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
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First submittedDecember 21, 2012
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Average score68.2%
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Baseball's version of a referee
Where a cow makes milk
Radioactive element
Opposite of rural
Land of the dead located below
the surface of the Earth
One of a kind
One of the five basic tastes –
a meaty or savory flavor
Wavelength of light just beyond
the visible spectrum
Related to bears
To shriek like ululululu....
Japanese noodle, usually served in soup
To unlawfully seize authority
To stuff or cover furniture
The sum of everything in the cosmos
Lending money at exorbitant rates of interest
Vessel for storing human ashes
The dots of this Ü
Bone of the forearm
World where everything works
in perfect harmony
Street child or spiny sea creature
Slang for vomit
Level 19
Jan 16, 2013
I guess I'm stupid but I've never seen "udders" spelled like that. I've always spelled it utters.
Level 90
Jan 16, 2013
Utters is a verb. "He utters a solemn oath."
Level 73
May 21, 2015
Oh, don't set us up like that.
Level 69
Dec 13, 2018
It is utterly unthinkable that you got it wrong..
Level 53
Dec 24, 2022
Level 43
Dec 25, 2022
I spelled "udder" with 2 t's...
Level 82
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...
Level 75
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, 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).
Level 69
Dec 15, 2017
That's weird; I only ever learned it as "umami".
Level 59
Oct 16, 2013
I thought there were only 4 basic tastes: sweet, sour, salty and bitter. Meaty and savory are smells.
Level 69
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.
Level 32
May 21, 2015
love the word ululate!
Level 56
May 22, 2015
Not necessarily a shriek though.
Level 63
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.
Level ∞
Dec 10, 2017
Ululation will work now
Level 65
Dec 11, 2017
I think Utter should also be accepted.
Level 69
Dec 15, 2017
And if Quizmaster makes a clue that reads "to make a sound with one's voice", then it will be!
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
Level 75
Jan 12, 2016
It's descriptive, as in bovine, equine, porcine, etc.
Level 78
Dec 17, 2023
Words often are descriptive, strange as it may seem.
Level 29
Nov 23, 2015
This isn't an easy quiz
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.

Level 74
Oct 8, 2018
Spoken like a true diva ;)
Level 60
Nov 24, 2018
Confuse... Really?
Level 90
Feb 9, 2022
Not nearly as bad as people who demand that a word with a completely different meaning be accepted
Level 59
Oct 7, 2018
The sum of everything in the universe is 42. And I could not get my brain to shift from that. :(
Level 69
Dec 13, 2018
That s not the sum, that is the answer ;)
Level 79
Oct 7, 2021 the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything.

But what is the question?

Level 79
Nov 27, 2019
Why is the average score at 16/22? Why isn't it lower? (even though I got 16 as well)
Level 77
Jan 10, 2020
Coz you're just average - face the facts.
Level 84
Jul 4, 2022
Never heard upchuck. Chuck up, yes, or just chuck.
Level 59
Mar 20, 2024
what's your point? Just to let us in on your ignorance?
Level 65
May 13, 2024
Ululate - Patrick Starr - Leedle Leedle Leedle