Vocabulary - Tile Select

Are you a person of culture or a simple brute? For each of these categories, select all of the words that apply.
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Last updated: May 23, 2021
First submittedMay 23, 2021
Times taken9,643
Average score80.0%
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Question 1 of 5
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Words sometimes used to refer to a color
Paisley
Semaphore
Portly
Sepia
Ochre
Cerulean
Heather
Flaxen
Asinine
Chartreuse
Mangy
Fulsome
Question 2 of 5
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Things you eat
Marrakesh
Ragout
Wushu
Vindaloo
Samovar
Romanesco
Roccoco
Compote
Carpaccio
Chèvre
Forchette
Pachinko
Question 3 of 5
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Words that describe something good or positive
Congenial
Sublime
Abominable
Halcyon
Ramshackle
Ignoble
Groovy
Jubilant
Felicitous
Paltry
Repugnant
Craven
Question 4 of 5
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Words that refer to a physical object
Sabbatical
Moniker
Jeremiad
Halal
Adze
Carabiner
Aiglet
Animus
Bier
Chalice
Occult
Obelisk
Question 5 of 5
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Things you wear
Cravat
Tiara
Rubric
Elegy
Cuneiform
Bismuth
Tunic
Cummerbund
Dashiki
Peccadillo
Bassoon
Jodhpurs
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Level 87
May 23, 2021
I never thought of watching dry ice as positive.
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Level ∞
May 23, 2021
The more you know.
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Level 86
May 23, 2021
You'll take some flack from the British attempters of this quiz. Re words for food, vindaloo is an OK answer but madras isn't. Although the former only refers to food (from the Portuguese for wine and garlic), so too, in UK Indian restaurants, does Madras (from the place formerly known as....). Indeed these two curries are often grouped together, being regarded as similar but 'very hot' and 'extra hot'.

Fun quiz.

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Level 69
May 23, 2021
Quite right. Good quiz but you can certainly eat a Madras in most Indian restaurants in the UK.
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Level 68
May 23, 2021
Yeah Madras is the name of a curry here in the UK. Example recipe
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Level ∞
May 23, 2021
Good to know. Replaced that with Pachinko.
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Level 55
Jun 28, 2021
What food is Pachinko? I only know it as the japanese gambling game. Doesn't come up on google as a food either
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Level 56
Jul 21, 2021
Pachinko is not a food
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Level 81
May 24, 2021
I think "brazen", meaning "like brass", can refer to a colour (even though that is no longer the primary meaning).
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Level 78
May 24, 2021
Agreed. As with golden, flaxen, etc. Her brazen curls glinted in the sun.
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Level 90
May 24, 2021
+1. Longman includes the definition "having a shiny yellow colour" and Webster says "of the color of polished brass."
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Level ∞
May 24, 2021
I suppose you are right even though that meaning is now archaic. Removed that as a possible choice.
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Level 74
May 24, 2021
How is 'heather' a colour? In the Dulux paint range maybe, but then so is bubblegum, watermelon, lemonade, ballet slipper...
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Level 80
May 24, 2021
Heather gray is what I thought of.
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Level ∞
May 24, 2021
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/heather

A purple colour with a tint of pink and blue.

 

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Level 78
Jun 25, 2021
Like the color of heather flowers. Similar to lilac or lavender.
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Level 53
Jan 20, 2022
Yes, I agree. Practically any single-colour flower could be a colour. "I've done my bathroom in a pleasant shade of buttercup"

Hmm.

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Level 85
May 26, 2021
This is kinda bizarre, I haven't seen this happen before. I've taken this quiz 3 times. Each time I have selected "Paisley" as a color, and each time I'm scored it claims I didn't select it. What's going on???
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Level 72
May 28, 2021
It's not saying you didn't select it, it's saying it's a wrong answer.
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Level 65
Jun 26, 2021
Paisley is a pattern, not a color.
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Level 55
Jun 8, 2021
Baffled how 93% of people know what 'jeremiad' means!
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Level 48
Jun 24, 2021
To be fair, I got that one right by chance... I have no clue what it means so decided not to select it xD
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Level 67
Jun 24, 2021
Good quiz. That being said, having culture isn't just about booksmarts it's also about being in touch with your own ethnic culture.
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Level 55
Jun 24, 2021
i thought animus was a physical object but maybe i've just been playing too much assassin's creed
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Level 75
Jun 24, 2021
Came here to argue the same point
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Level 45
Jun 24, 2021
Hahaha cuneiform. Creative answer
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Level 45
Jun 25, 2021
A jeremiad can be a literary work, which obviously is an object.
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Level 53
Jan 20, 2022
I'm not sure it is... the book that holds it is, but that doesn't mean the thing itself is a concrete object, any more than a speech or a radio programme is.
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Level 51
Jun 26, 2021
I eat apple compote , it's a posh name for stewed apples. Nice, with glass of chartreuse.
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Level 57
Jun 30, 2021
I am happy to score 48 out of 60 as a non-English native speaker :)
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Level 73
Oct 7, 2021
Maybe use aglet instead of aiglet? Aglet is a much more common spelling of the word, I had no idea an aiglet was even the same thing, but everyone that's watched Phineas and Ferb knows what an aglet is