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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
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First submittedMay 23, 2021
Times taken11,187
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Question 1 of 5
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Words sometimes used to refer to a color
Cerulean
Fulsome
Paisley
Mangy
Asinine
Sepia
Chartreuse
Semaphore
Heather
Ochre
Portly
Flaxen
YES
NO
Question 2 of 5
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Things you eat
Marrakesh
Pachinko
Chèvre
Carpaccio
Ragout
Romanesco
Vindaloo
Roccoco
Compote
Forchette
Wushu
Samovar
YES
NO
Question 3 of 5
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Words that describe something good or positive
Ramshackle
Ignoble
Felicitous
Halcyon
Sublime
Abominable
Paltry
Jubilant
Congenial
Repugnant
Groovy
Craven
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Question 4 of 5
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Words that refer to a physical object
Aiglet
Obelisk
Sabbatical
Halal
Bier
Carabiner
Jeremiad
Occult
Animus
Moniker
Chalice
Adze
YES
NO
Question 5 of 5
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Things you wear
Cummerbund
Cuneiform
Tunic
Jodhpurs
Peccadillo
Bassoon
Cravat
Dashiki
Rubric
Bismuth
Tiara
Elegy
YES
NO
33 Comments
+3
Level 89
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 89
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 71
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 63
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 59
Jul 21, 2021
Pachinko is not a food
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Level 83
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 81
May 24, 2021
Agreed. As with golden, flaxen, etc. Her brazen curls glinted in the sun.
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Level 91
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 79
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 83
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 82
Jun 25, 2021
Like the color of heather flowers. Similar to lilac or lavender.
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Level 56
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 87
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 77
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 68
Jun 26, 2021
Paisley is a pattern, not a color.
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Level 58
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 71
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 53
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 77
Jun 24, 2021
Came here to argue the same point
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Level 46
Jun 24, 2021
Hahaha cuneiform. Creative answer
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Level 46
Jun 25, 2021
A jeremiad can be a literary work, which obviously is an object.
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Level 56
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 60
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 56
Jun 30, 2021
I am happy to score 48 out of 60 as a non-English native speaker :)
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Level 68
Mar 28, 2024
54 :) All my wrong ones were ones I didn't choose but I was supposed to. I thought like a similar quiz ( but sneakily not mentioning it) this would have 5 right answers each, seems to sort of fit with what I was sure of. So if I wasn't sure I left it out.

For several of those 6 I doubted, most heavily with heather. But never would have choosen bier. i have to look it up now. Surprising I have never heard of it, since bier=beer in dutch. And it has come up more often, because beer=bear.

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Level 76
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
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Level 80
Oct 29, 2022
There is actually a kind of cookie called 'Roccoco' that they eat in Naples, Italy at the Christmas holidays. Obviously I didn't select it because I knew most people don't know this. But technically it should be an acceptable answer for the question about things you can eat.