Name a Valid Word #4

Name any valid word which meets the criteria.
Words must be in the North American Scrabble dictionary (OWL4), and also not be flagged by the Google Chrome spellchecker
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
Thanks to awesomeman259 for helping come up with clues!
Quiz by HinesBrothers
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Last updated: January 1, 2021
First submittedMay 6, 2020
Times taken14,444
Average score68.8%
Rating4.28
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Criteria
Words
Begins with AA, is an animal
aardvark | aardwolf
Is a color, ends in R
amber | copper | lavender | silver | umber | others ....
Starts with O, four letters, contains X
onyx | oryx | oxen | others ...
Seven letters, starts with B ends in KING
backing | balking | banking | barking | others ...
Starting with M, in the title of a Shakespeare play
measure | merchant | merry | midsummer | much
Is a Spanish loan word, starts with J
jade | jalapeño | jefe | jerky | junta
Eight letters, ends in QUENT
eloquent | frequent
Starts with L, appears in the title of an official
Disney animated feature film
lady | lion | little | lost
Three letters, middle letter is G
age | ago | egg | ego | ugh
Four letters, ends in UG
chug | drug | glug | frug | plug | slug | smug | snug | thug | trug
Three letter word that is a valid Roman numeral
(there's only one!)
mix
Is five letters, starts with V, ends in L
venal | vigil | vinyl | viral | vital | vocal | vowel | others ...
Starts with R, is in the title of a Beatles song
raccoon | revolution | rich | ride | road | rock | roll | others ...
Six letters, starts in AR, ends in R
arbour | archer | ardour | arguer | arider |
arrear | artier | armour
Six letters, starts with DW
dwarfs | dweebs | dwells
Starts with S, is a bird
swan | snipe | stork | sparrow | swallow | starling | others ...
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Level 74
Sep 4, 2020
Make sure to try the rest of the series and awesomeman259's quiz
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Level 48
May 6, 2020
Good quiz! It's pretty hard.
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Level 46
Sep 28, 2020
This quiz shows you arn't from Florida! Sandhill cranes are everywhere in Florida. Seriously if you arn't going to name every bird that starts with s change the question!
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Level 27
Sep 28, 2020
I think that doesn't count because it's two words
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Level 33
Jun 6, 2020
what about armour?
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Level 74
Jun 6, 2020
that has been added
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Level 65
Jun 22, 2020
These quizzes are great! Real brain-stretchers.

Please accept "coke" and "xylorimba."

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Level 73
Aug 3, 2020
Javelina for spanish loan word?
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Level 74
Aug 6, 2020
It is not on the official Scrabble Word List
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Level 73
Sep 28, 2020
https://scrabble.merriam.com/finder/javelina This begs to differ...
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Level 87
Sep 4, 2020
What about LID and DIM for roman numerals
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Level 74
Sep 4, 2020
Those aren't valid Roman numerals
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Level 71
Sep 7, 2020
MID should be accepted for scrabble word. And it's the roman numeral for 1499
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Level 87
Sep 8, 2020
What about MIX? Isn't that valid for 1009?
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Level 74
Sep 9, 2020
MID works. MCDXCIX is the numeral for 1499.
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Level 73
Sep 13, 2020
You mean mix works
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Level 79
Sep 4, 2020
Please accept seagull for the bird
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Level 74
Sep 4, 2020
Seagull is not an official Scrabble word, interestingly
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Level 75
Sep 4, 2020
I think that's because the true word is gull
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Level 62
Sep 4, 2020
What are you talking about? Seagull is absolutely a valid Scrabble word.
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Level 74
Sep 9, 2020
Seagull is not valid according to the list Quizmaster emailed me
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Level 62
Sep 10, 2020
Then that list is surely either incomplete or incorrect. Seagull is not just a valid word - it's a common word. Given that quizmaster is a competitive Scrabble player, I'd love to know what the deal is.
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Level 69
Sep 28, 2020
Seagull isn't a word. It's just a common error. All types of gulls, none of them are called 'seagulls' https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/gulls-and-terns/

Well done Quizmaster for not accepting it!

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Level 67
Sep 28, 2020
All of the debate over whether it should be gull or seagull, there isn't any question -- seagull IS an official scrabble word: https://scrabble.hasbro.com/en-us/tools#dictionary
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Level 38
Jan 1, 2021
Maybe QM needs to check his facts. I checked up three sources. All say yes.

https://scrabblewordfinder.org/dictionary/seagull

https://wordfinder.yourdictionary.com/unscramble/seagull/

https://scrabblewordfinder.org/solver

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Level ∞
Jan 1, 2021
It is a valid Scrabble word. Perhaps it was underlined by the Chrome spellchecker? However, this no longer appears to be the case so seagull has been added as an acceptable answer.
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Level 75
Sep 4, 2020
I kept trying to spell out the Roman numerals..eye, ell, dee, emm....d'oh!
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Level 92
Sep 4, 2020
Very good quiz. Took me a while to work out the Roman numeral question.

Odd not to allow Macbeth for the Shakespeare question as the clue doesn't say proper nouns are excluded, but I guess it's not in the dictionary.

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Level 68
Sep 29, 2020
Yes, I assume Rigby for the Beatles title is excluded for the same reason.
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Level 68
Sep 4, 2020
You missed "glug" for a 4 letter word ending in ug. It is in the Scrabble dictionary.
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Level 73
Sep 7, 2020
FRUG and TRUG are also valid Scrabble words
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Level 57
Oct 1, 2020
lol. GLUG, TRUG, and FRUG were the first three words I tried. Then I focused and typed PLUG.
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Level 81
Jun 10, 2022
"Glug" is listed among the correct answers but doesn't work when typed.
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Level 87
Sep 4, 2020
Accept yeller for the color?
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Level 92
Sep 4, 2020
"Starting with M, in the title of a Shakespeare play" shouldn't Macbeth be accepted?
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Level 68
Sep 5, 2020
Macbeth is a name, it won't be considered as a word.
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Level 80
Sep 5, 2020
I find it interesting that this quiz isn't listed under the "name a valid word" series (perhaps because it's not by Quizmaster). I like these, and would be happy to see more of them.
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Level 76
Sep 6, 2020
Suggestion: the second last question would be improved by asking for 5 letter words that start with DW (and drop the trailing 's' from each answer).
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Level 47
Sep 28, 2020
Second.
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Level 70
Sep 6, 2020
org's middle letter isn't g.
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Level 75
Sep 7, 2020
Spelling: Starts with R
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Level 74
Sep 15, 2020
Fixed
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Level 61
Sep 10, 2020
Yes ... please make it clear that "Macbeth" cannot be accepted for the Shakespeare title with an "M" word in it ...perhaps it should read "M"-word that is NOT a proper noun" ?

And when I read the clue about "Spanish loan word",

I immediately tried to think of any word related to getting a financial loan ... not Spanish words used in the English language.

So could there perhaps be a more clear way of wording this question/clue ? Thanks

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Level 74
Sep 10, 2020
The description clearly states that only Scrabble words are accepted. Macbeth being a proper noun is not the reason that it is left out. It is left out because it is not an official Scrabble word. Also, I believe the definition of "loan word" is fairly wide-spread. I don't think we need a long-winded description to accommodate the 5% who don't know what it means and can't figure it out.
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Level 64
Sep 14, 2020
For the Beatles question, "Revolver" is the name of an album. The word does not appear in any Beatles song title to my knowledge.
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Level 74
Sep 15, 2020
Fixed
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Level 76
Sep 28, 2020
Aaaarrgghh... I only missed the Disney question... I tried several dozen different words starting with L but still failed
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Level 76
Sep 28, 2020
Seems like 'glug' is not accepted for the UG question, although it's listed after I finished the quiz.
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Level 42
Sep 28, 2020
How come seagull does not work?
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Level 75
Aug 16, 2021
because seagull no can find job
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Level 44
Sep 28, 2020
Wouldn’t accept “frequent” typed it 5 times to be sure.
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Level 67
Sep 28, 2020
jalapeno only works with the accent on the "n"

"ocher" is an acceptable variation of "ochre"

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Level 76
Sep 28, 2020
I believe 'DIV' should be an accepted answer for the Roman numeral question.
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Level 65
Sep 28, 2020
What about "Rigby" for the Beatles song?
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Level 65
Sep 29, 2020
Rigby isn't a valid Scrabble word
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Level 55
Sep 28, 2020
Beatles song is missing Rigby and Rita
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Level 83
Sep 28, 2020
I would imagine the answer is the same as the answer to all the questions above - they are not legal Scrabble words.
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Level 74
Sep 28, 2020
Qikiq is correct
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Level 54
Sep 28, 2020
why do so many of these quizzes always have some beatles related question/answer? beatles suck.
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Level 85
Sep 28, 2020
The Beatles are great imo. Regardless of what you or I think about them, their song titles are more widely known than those of many other musicians that could potentially be used in such clues.
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Level 81
Jun 10, 2022
An individual's personal taste on the subject of the Beatles doesn't matter. Their monumental influence and impact in the musical zeitgeist is undeniable, for better or for worse.
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Level 69
Sep 28, 2020
Pewter is a color that ends in r
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Level 36
Sep 28, 2020
What about Rita for the Beatles question?
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Level 69
Sep 28, 2020
not on the scrabble list, i imagine.
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Level 46
Sep 28, 2020
Eleanor "Rigby"

Dwayne, Dwight?

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Level 75
Sep 28, 2020
I should ask you to read caveat #1. Then you will realise why they aren't accepted.
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Level 63
Sep 28, 2020
Please accept secretarybird for the final question.
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Level 61
Sep 28, 2020
Aardwolf was my guess, nice.
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Level 54
Sep 28, 2020
Can you add jefe (a boss, leader, etc.) for the loaned Spanish J words?
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Level 50
Sep 29, 2020
Very cool quiz. Wouldn’t “Macbeth” be a valid Shakespeare play starting with “M,” though?
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Level 74
Sep 29, 2020
It would if MacBeth were a word
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Level 51
Sep 29, 2020
songbird??
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Level 74
Sep 29, 2020
Songbird is a generic term for birds that sing songs, not a specific species
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Level 50
Sep 30, 2020
Why isn't jaguar accepted as a Spanish loan word? When I checked to make sure I was right, it showed up on a lot of lists!
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Level 74
Sep 30, 2020
The word is derived from an indigenous Brazilian language
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Level 38
Jan 1, 2021
There is no such language as Brazilian. People from Brazil speak Portuguese.
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Level 58
Jun 20, 2021
Turnbacktwo, did you forget about Apalaí, Arára, Bororo, Canela, Carajá, Carib, Guarani, Kaingang, Nadëb, Nheengatu, Pirahã, Terena, Tucano, Tupiniquim, and Ye'kuana? Don't worry, it happens to the best of us.
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Level 32
Oct 2, 2020
I gave up after Oxen and Barking weren't accepted for 3 and 4.
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Level 38
Oct 3, 2020
what about lid and dim for the roman numeral question. Still a great quiz
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Level 74
Oct 3, 2020
Neither are valid roman numerals
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Level 38
Jan 14, 2021
And mid
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Level 54
Jul 20, 2021
Not valid either. While it appears MID would be 1499, 1499 is actually MCDXCIX. MID would be more concise, but Romans didn't think that would be best unfortunately.
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Level 52
Nov 10, 2020
Stupid North American dictionary! SOWPODS accepts DIV (504). I had a lot of head-scratching before I came up with the alternative of MIX.

Excellent quiz, thank you.

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Level 58
Nov 29, 2020
Can cider be considered a color, or is that too specific?
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Level 72
Mar 5, 2021
What about jicama? It's derived from Spanish
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Level 54
May 11, 2021
Two things:

1. For the Disney one, add 'Last' for Raya and the Last Dragon.

2. Maybe add 'javelina' for the Spanish one?

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Level 58
Jan 25, 2022
Macbeth?
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Level 46
Jun 1, 2022
dim as a valid roman numeral word?
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Level 54
Jun 11, 2022
No. This has been suggested.

D = 500, I = 1, M = 1000.

500 + (1000 - 1) = 1499

However, as said above, 1499 would be MCDXCIX. If anything, it would be MID, not DIM.

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Level 46
Jun 1, 2022
dim as a valid roman numeral word?
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Level 19
Aug 13, 2022
what number would that be?
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Level 54
Jun 11, 2022
Can Quizmaster add this to the series?
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Level 19
Aug 13, 2022
can jalepino be accepted without the accent as on my laptop i cant add it
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Level 74
Aug 13, 2022
No accent is required. The problem is that you aren't spelling it correctly.