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Words that "Start" with a Letter

Can you guess the words that "start" with the name of each letter (for example, "N" for endanger or "F" for effect)?
For the purposes of this quiz, "H" is roughly pronounced "aitch"
Also, "Z" is pronounced "zee"
Disclaimer: Based on "Standard American English"
Quiz by nromero02
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Last updated: October 25, 2022
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Hint
Answer
A
An octogenarian has lived this many years
Eighty
B
Common name of an apiarist
Beekeeper
C
In trigonometry, the ratio of the hypotenuse to the adjacent leg
Secant
D
A place one might go to buy their car, or one who works there
Dealer
E
WWI battle in namesake Belgian city, called "Wipers" by British troops
Ypres
F
Working quickly and with high quality
Efficient
G
Exclamation attributed to Scooby Doo's Daphne
Jeepers
H
For how long something has existed, or for how long someone has been alive
Age
I
A sometimes desired airplane seat
Aisle
J
Crossing the road while not at a crosswalk or disobeying traffic laws
Jaywalk
K
A inflection or pattern of the voice, or, generally, a rhythm
Cadence
L
Word before "my dear Watson!" attributed to Sherlock Holmes
Elementary
M
To spread out from a source
Emanate
 
Hint
Answer
N
Word preceding reticulum, together coming in smooth or rough varieties
Endoplasmic
O
A natural earthy pigment with ferric oxide, or its light-brown-yellow color
Ochre
P
Doctor that works with children
Pediatrician
Q
A earthy spice used in curries and other hot dishes
Cumin
R
To speak (more) clearly, or to gesture
Articulate
S
A tidal mouth of a long river
Estuary
T
Someone that makes fun, or promotional content, eg. a shortened video
Teaser
U
Feeling perfectly happy or content
Euphoric
V
A larger relative of the violin that plays in alto clef
Viola
W
Two female sheep in a pair
Double ewe
X
One way of looking at spent money, sometimes as a "business" type
Expense
Y
Natural or human-caused large small combustion of the woods
Wildfire
Z
A peak or maximum height for something or someone
Zenith
10 Comments
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Level 67
Jul 9, 2022
Admittedly, some of these are a stretch, for example, "H" and especially "W," which has to be two words. Good luck!
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Level 30
Jul 9, 2022
Yeah a few were a stretch, but still a fun quiz, I managed to get H and W without much issue :)
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Level 67
Jul 9, 2022
Thank you! Glad you liked it
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Level 71
Dec 18, 2022
Z is double transatlantic fun: both letter and word having different pronunciations :-) Fun quiz!!
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Level 67
Dec 18, 2022
Glad you liked it!
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Level 77
Dec 18, 2022
I think a teaser usually refers to the preview trailer itself, not the person who makes the video. Love the quiz, though. Maybe there’s a good aitch word out there. Or something like a two word option like you did with w! Something like “ate chicken”? Anyway, creative quiz!
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Level 67
Dec 18, 2022
I see what happened: "Someone that makes fun" is one part of the clue, and the rest of it is separate. I didn't mean it to be confused as "someone who makes a video" – so sorry about that! But glad you liked it anyway!
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Level 77
Dec 25, 2022
Ooooooh. That makes sense. That might’ve been a me issue. Ha ha
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Level 66
Aug 17, 2023
A semi-colon would be useful here! But I got it anyway, don't worry.

The "secant" clue has an absurd pronounciation in the USA it seems! How do you pronounce "sec" or "cosec" ???

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Level 67
Aug 17, 2023
At least in my accent, I pronounce them either "SEE-kuhnt" and "CO-see-kuhnt" or "SEE-cant" and "CO-see-cant". I believe that's /ˈsiːkənt/ and /ˈsiːkənt/ or /ˈsiːkeənt/ and /ˈkəʊsiːkeənt/ (pardon my rough transcription skills). How do you pronounce them?