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Words with a Silent C

Based on the definitions, guess these words that have a silent C.
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First submittedAugust 17, 2013
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Definition
Word
Shape of a quarter moon
Crescent
The sense of smell
Scent
Subdivision of a play or movie
Scene
Emperor of Russia (alt. spelling)
Czar
To move upward
Ascend
Monarch's ornamental staff
Sceptre
Recreational boat
Yacht
All-knowing
Omniscient
Very common cutting tool
Scissors
To find not guilty
Acquit
Definition
Word
One's sense of right and wrong
Conscience
One's offspring; Heir
Scion
Like a triangle with two sides of equal length
Isosceles
Offensive to current stands of morality
Obscene
Grass-cutting tool carried by Grim Reaper
Scythe
Awake; Aware of one's surroundings
Conscious
To charge with a crime
Indict
Student or follower, such as Jesus had
Disciple
Phonetic sound represented by ə
Schwa
Ukrainian beet soup
Borscht
47 Comments
+1
Level 78
Aug 18, 2013
Okay, not accepting "scepter" for "sceptre"? Then you need to warn that its British Spelling - sorry far more English speakers spell it "er" than "re". BOTH spellings are correct.
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Level ∞
Aug 19, 2013
Meant to include both spellings, but made a typo. Fixed now!
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Level 67
Oct 20, 2022
wrong about the "more English speakers". Americans again thinking they are the dominant life force....

(Asia, Africa, and Oceania exist. Europe teaches traditional English spellings as a second language)

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Level 68
Oct 10, 2013
Descendants may want to be included for the question regarding Heir, one's offspring, unless the clue gets changed a little bit to be more specific
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Level 45
Oct 10, 2013
Yes, I kept trying to put in descendant as well.
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Level 72
Mar 30, 2016
Likewise.
+4
Level 71
Sep 19, 2016
Me too.
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Level 46
Oct 10, 2013
Same.
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Level 67
Oct 10, 2013
Me fourth.
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Level 82
Oct 16, 2013
Was also going to comment on the descendant and sceuptreu thing. But you guys beat me to it.
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Level 91
Dec 13, 2013
I agree. Both should work.
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Level 85
Sep 11, 2016
me too
+3
Level 85
Nov 21, 2016
I could not figure out for the life of me how one's offspring would not be descendants.
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Level 57
Dec 22, 2016
+1
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Level 65
Jun 19, 2017
Please accept descendants already!
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Level 89
Aug 22, 2018
The clue should be changed to "Crappy ghetto car shaped like a block, that should just be converted to the local paddy wagon".
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Level 64
Jun 13, 2019
Same!
+1
Level 79
Feb 23, 2021
Me tõõõ
+2
Level 71
Oct 10, 2013
As soon as I read "sense of smell" all I could think was "olfaction." (Also agree with accepting descendant, since that is the definition of scion)
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Level 91
Dec 13, 2013
Isn't this all a bit moot, as "olfaction" doesn't contain a silent c?
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Level 75
Jul 20, 2018
moot means either debatable or not relevant - it's certainly relevant and I suspect you meant the opposite of debatable
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Level 48
May 7, 2014
Scion: hideous boxy car
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Level 66
Sep 20, 2014
That should be an alternate clue
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Level 62
Sep 17, 2019
Toaster with wheels
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Level 60
Nov 6, 2014
How is the c in yacht silent?
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Level 60
Nov 6, 2014
Also, hacksaw is a common cutting tool
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Level 83
Nov 24, 2014
Actually, it's spelled "Raymond Luxury-Yacht", but it's pronounced "Throatwobbler Mangrove".
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Level 72
Dec 26, 2016
You're a very silly man and I'm not going to interview you.
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Level 72
Dec 26, 2016
And it's not even a real nose.
+1
Level 58
Feb 11, 2018
Because it's pronounced YAHT.
+5
Level 75
Jul 20, 2018
It's pronounced YOT
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Level 89
Aug 22, 2018
How did you get to Level 61?
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Level 70
Feb 8, 2019
How do people not know what obscene is..

ow wait... should ve known people do not know what it is

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Level 78
Jul 2, 2019
Perhaps "cogniscient" could be allowed for "conscious". The definition also fits.
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Level 89
Nov 16, 2020
Perhaps you were thinking of “cognisant”/“cognizant”, neither of which has a silent “c”.

While “cogniscient” seems to be used frequently, I don’t think it is a valid English word.

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Level 80
Jul 29, 2019
Please accept descendant
+3
Level 69
Feb 26, 2020
Please accept descendant!
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Level 89
Nov 16, 2020
Would you consider “unconscionable” for “Offensive to current stands of morality”; and “descendant” for “One's offspring; Heir” please?
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Level 76
Aug 4, 2021
Perhaps "discernment" for the right and wrong one.
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Level 81
Oct 15, 2021
It's not "Like a triangle with two sides of equal length". It is a triangle with two sides of equal length.
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Level 78
Jan 7, 2022
Has anyone mentioned accepting descendant?
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Level 83
Oct 13, 2022
You may be on to something here
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Level 67
Oct 20, 2022
I don't think "acquit" has a silent c does it?

It's like "ack-kwit" or "ack-wit" no?

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Level 83
Jan 23, 2024
I guess because if it were spelled 'aquit', then the pronunciation wouldn't change? The 'c' can be removed without effect, but the 'q' can't.
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Level 64
Sep 7, 2023
Scent is a smell, it's absolutely not the sense of smell. Behave already. If you have a sinus infection, you don't lose your scent. In fact your scent probably gets worse to other people because they can smell it and you can't, as you've lost your sense of smell
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Level 81
Jan 16, 2024
I'd agree. It's not accurate. I challenge you to find that definition of scent in a dictionary. The sense of smell is the olfactory sense. To scent is to perceive via that olfactory sense.

Before you ask, yes, I got it, but I didn't like it.

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Level 89
Jun 20, 2024
Most of these the C is paired with the S, not really silent seeing as C makes either a K or an S sound.