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Words That End in U

Based on their definitions, guess these words that end in the letter U.
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Last updated: August 7, 2019
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First submittedAugust 4, 2019
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Definition
Word
A food made from curdled soy milk.
Tofu
Skirt worn by ballerinas.
Tutu
Three line poem with lines having five, seven, and five syllables.
Haiku
Another name for a reindeer.
Caribou
Castle or manor house in a French-speaking region.
Chateau
A glitch or mishap that does not rise to the level of fubar.
Snafu
French word for farewell. The literal meaning is (I commend you) to God.
Adieu
A loose Hawaiian dress.
Mumu
An elevated, comparatively level expanse of land.
Plateau
Coffee flavored Italian desert whose name is Italian for "pick me up".
Tiramisu
Hindu spiritual teacher or, in modern times, an influential mentor.
Guru
A government office.
Bureau
This light beige color:
 
Ecru
A list of the dishes to be served or available for a meal.
Menu
Japanese martial art that uses the force of one's adversary against them.
Jujitsu
A swamp or slow-moving river commonly associated with Louisiana.
Bayou
A male sweetheart or suitor.
Beau
Archaic form of the word "you".
Thou
Toxic puffer fish occassionally eaten as sushi.
Fugu
Humped cattle of South Asia.
Zebu
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Level 89
Aug 7, 2019
Nearly half the people have even heard the word ecru in their entire life even if they didn't recall it?
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Level 95
Aug 8, 2019
Without reading a single definition, ecru was the first thing I typed.
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Level 64
Aug 17, 2019
Tried to do that with impromptu but no luck
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Level 81
Sep 14, 2019
Crossword puzzles
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Level 83
Aug 8, 2019
A bayou is not a swamp, though it is often located next to one, and at times may look like one. It can be fast-moving. A bayou is a river that can change direction, usually based on tides, but sometimes just based on water levels. It can be still, slow- or fast-moving at different times.
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Level ∞
Aug 8, 2019
Your definition is not the primary way that the term bayou is used in the U.S.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayou

In usage in the United States, a bayou (/ˈbaɪ.uː, ˈbaɪ.oʊ/)[1] is a body of water typically found in a flat, low-lying area, and can be either an extremely slow-moving stream or river (often with a poorly defined shoreline), or a marshy lake or wetland. The term bayou can also refer to a creek whose current reverses daily due to tides and which contains brackish water highly conducive to fish life and plankton.

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Level 77
Aug 8, 2019
I could not spell that. I knew the answer. I think I used "j" instead of "y" and then when I did use "y" I did something like "bayeux", which would have been fine if "bayeu" had been accepted... Also Caribou, why not just "caribu" or "karibu"? Couldn't figure out where I went wrong with that one.
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Level ∞
Aug 9, 2019
It sounds like you might not be a native English speaker @sillie. English spelling is weird.
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Level 59
Sep 18, 2019
Being a native English speaker doesn’t help you spell a lot of words. English is a funky language.
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Level 34
Aug 8, 2019
impromptu
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Level 95
Aug 8, 2019
Technically, as you spell the answer to question 15, it's a Brazilian martial art. The martial art developed by samurai in Japan uses a "u" where you expect an "i." One is derived from the other, but the original Japanese art is quite different (it includes gouging and biting).
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Level 69
Aug 9, 2019
Is that really ecru (#C2B280), or is this one of those optical illusions where the same color looks wildly different depending on what background it’s on?
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Level ∞
Aug 9, 2019
Yes, it is #C2B280.
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Level 69
Aug 12, 2019
Damn, that is some crazy eye tricks my dumb brain is falling for! Thanks for answering. It was definitely one of those cases where I couldn’t believe my eyes.
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Level 72
Sep 15, 2019
Is the dress black and blue, or white and gold?
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Level 82
Sep 14, 2019
I find colors look very different, too, depending on which laptop I'm using.
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Level 72
Sep 18, 2019
You can even see differences between the same colour in different browsers. Try comparing some websites on firefox vs chrome, you'll probably be able to spot some differences if you look at them side by side.
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Level 66
Sep 3, 2019
I was so sure that "gnu" would be included that I typed it in before reading any of the questions.
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Level 74
Sep 14, 2019
I thought snafu was spelt with two fs... Ugh. I'm my own worst enemy sometimes.
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Level 66
Sep 14, 2019
What does your second "f" stand for? (We know the first one.)
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Level 66
Sep 15, 2019
Fugu me! FUGU ME!
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Level 72
Sep 16, 2019
I'd say "government agency" rather than government office. It certainly doesn't refer to an office such as an elected or appointed office. It also doesn't refer to a building.
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Level 72
Sep 18, 2019
dictionary definition of bureau: an OFFICE or department for transacting particular business
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Level 79
Dec 24, 2023
Yeah, I agree that using 'office' might cause unnecessary confusion. Obviously the word 'bureau' can refer to an office, but it could be 'department' or 'agency', there are lots of government offices that aren't bureaus.
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Level 79
Dec 1, 2019
I've almost never heard of 'fugu' before (I think I might have heard it before but definitely do not remember it).
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Level 82
Feb 17, 2020
Watch 'Charlie the Unicorn 2' or the Simpsons Season 2 episode "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish". They won't teach you much about fugu fish, but you'll remember them.
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Level 82
Feb 17, 2020
"Japanese martial art that uses the force of one's adversary against them." - Should really allow 'jujutsu' not just 'jujitsu', as the former is the more accurate spelling. The Wikipedia article on the topic, for example, uses that spelling as the heading and offers 'jujitsu' as an alternative: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jujutsu
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Level 67
Apr 8, 2020
That color is not ecru! I would say it is closer to sepia.
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Level 68
Aug 25, 2021
I typed "gnu"....twice!

Nothing....

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Level 45
Aug 25, 2021
Gnu isn't one of the answers.
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Level 95
Jul 7, 2023
desert=dessert
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Level 79
Dec 24, 2023
Haha good eye, Italy doesn't have any deserts, much less any coffee-flavored ones.
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Level 73
Jan 25, 2024
In Connecticut, we have a juicy India Pale Ale named Fugu, and it is one of my favorites. But I did not think of that while I was taking this quiz. I scored 16/20, thanks for the quiz!