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Words Within Words

Guess the words which contain shorter words of the same meaning.
e.g. the word CONJOIN contains the synonymous shorter word JOIN
Sentences illustrate usage. They have similar meaning with either the shorter or longer word
Quiz by overtired
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Last updated: October 13, 2022
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First submittedOctober 21, 2021
Times taken27,328
Average score62.5%
Rating4.91
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Shorter Word
Longer Word
VACATE the area
E V A C U A T E
See the flowers BLOOM
B L O S S O M
They BOMBED the fort
B O M B A R D E D
An APT statement
A P P R O P R I A T E
A dark spooky CAVE
C A V E R N
I URGE you to rethink
E N C O U R A G E
They've TRACED us
T R A C K E D
The CITY held a vote
M U N I  C I P A L I  T Y
A CONTRARY argument
C O N T R A D I C T O R Y
The parrot is DEAD
D E C E A S E D
The ACTUAL events
F A C T U A L
It's time to EAT
F E A S T
Shorter Word
Longer Word
A GIANT monster
G I G A N T I C
VALUABLE treasures
I N V A L U A B L E
We saw her LAST movie
L A T E S T
A MALE voice echoed
M A S C U L I N E
Begin the REVOLT
R E V O L U T I O N
My hunger is SATED
S A T I S F I  E D
The baby arrived EARLY
P R E M A T U R E L Y
Don't TAINT the water
C O N T A M I N A T E
BAN him from the country
B A N I S H
Leave it in the DEPOT
D E P O S I  T O R Y
It's a complete FICTION
F A B R I C A T I O N
Just ME and Irene
M Y S E L F
62 Comments
+8
Level 85
Oct 21, 2021
How's the time limit on this?
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Level 51
Oct 21, 2021
Perfect
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Level 59
Oct 21, 2021
I had a lot of time left (6:49) and I'm not super fast with quizzes, so I think it can be shorter if you want, but doesn't need to be.
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Level 85
Oct 21, 2021
OK, good to know thanks. I'll just leave it long. I guess it's not a quiz where you can try every answer from a set until you get the right one so it can't really be too long.
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Level 75
Oct 19, 2022
6:59 here, probably the longest I've had left after a short quiz. Fun one though, I love a word game :)
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Level 82
Oct 12, 2022
I would take it down a bit, there seems to be a lot of extra time for this
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Level 85
Oct 12, 2022
Can do. It's not meant to be a race though. If there's no need for time to be tight I prefer to leave it long.
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Level 84
Oct 12, 2022
I had tons of extra time, but I can't see why that would be a problem.
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Level 85
Oct 12, 2022
Was perfect for me - finished with just a few seconds remaining.
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Level 66
Oct 26, 2022
Great quiz, but I did have 7:05 left and I'm typically not a speedster.
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Level 65
Oct 26, 2022
Honestly, I think it could be shortened by a minute or two.

Great quiz!

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Level 69
Oct 26, 2022
I love the quiz. I had 6 minutes left but it doesn't seem like a big deal.
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Level 82
Oct 12, 2022
I kept trying satiated for sated, I'm only just now realizing the spaces aren't right to fit it
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Level 85
Oct 12, 2022
Good one though. I could allow it, though you're right, it doesn't quite fit.
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Level 79
Oct 26, 2022
Same, I tried that a few times before figuring out the correct synonym!
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Level 62
Jul 2, 2023
i tried saturated! had it stuck in my head and then couldn't think of anything else
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Level 84
Oct 12, 2022
If they were intentional, kudos on the little easter eggs....the dead parrot and Me, Myself, and Irene jump out at me
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Level 75
Oct 13, 2022
Yes, but strictly speaking me and myself are NOT interchangeable - despite popular misusage.
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Level 92
Oct 24, 2022
Nor are last and latest, but they're all close enough to be getting on with.
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Level 76
Oct 26, 2022
I think the point is just that they're interchangeable in the sentence given, not necessarily always
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Level 60
Nov 1, 2022
Can anyone explain the parrot easter egg?
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Level 88
Nov 7, 2022
Probably a reference to this
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Level 69
Oct 12, 2022
Nice quiz - thanks. It must have taken a lot of thought!
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Level 76
Oct 12, 2022
Include "defeated" for the parrot question?
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Level 46
Oct 26, 2022
‘Defeated’ isn’t a synonym of ‘dead’
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Level 74
Oct 12, 2022
"Inflammable" means "flammable"? What a country!!
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Level 79
Oct 26, 2022
Which country?!
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Level 95
Oct 12, 2022
I couldn't get past Bombing as an answer for the longest time. Maybe add a caveat discounting verb conjugation?
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Level 85
Oct 12, 2022
Thanks, will adjust that one to avoid this.
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Level 89
Oct 12, 2022
Very nice! Thank you, @overtired.
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Level 85
Oct 12, 2022
You're welcome :)
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Level 71
Oct 12, 2022
Satiated and falsification were both just close enough to throw me off. Great quiz!
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Level 85
Oct 13, 2022
He's not pining! He's passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! He's expired and gone to meet his maker! He's a stiff! Bereft of life, he rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed him to the perch he'd be pushing up the daisies! His metabolic processes are now history! He's off the twig! He's kicked the bucket, he's shuffled off his mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible!! THIS IS AN EX-PARROT!!
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Level 78
Oct 13, 2022
Great quiz! I sure stalled out on the last couple. Thanks for the extra time allowed. It sure is hard to believe that there are this many synonym-like words within words. I have to imagine that you manually thought of all these. Thanks for the effort!
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Level 76
Oct 13, 2022
What a brilliant idea!
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Level 76
Oct 13, 2022
"A bustling city" threw me off as that place can well be a sleepy village or a tedious town.
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Level 85
Oct 13, 2022
OK, will change it, thanks.
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Level 85
Oct 15, 2022
Brilliant quiz!
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Level 78
Oct 16, 2022
Very creative.
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Level 83
Oct 16, 2022
"Depositing" blocked me up for quite some time.
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Level 83
Oct 17, 2022
That parrot isn't dead, it's just restin'...
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Level 92
Oct 24, 2022
Naw, it's pining for the fjords!
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Level 67
Oct 17, 2022
Brilliant quiz thank you
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Level 61
Oct 26, 2022
This quiz was a nice challenge, well done.
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Level 70
Oct 26, 2022
Very clever quiz. "Fiction" was sodding hard!
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Level 65
Oct 26, 2022
I have to say rhat some of these word not really means the same thing at all.

One of the easiest examples is Revolt and Revolution. Revolt is usually something not too big, that can be put down by the authorities. However, a Revolution implies a really big event where deep changes are made in a society.

I feel that Americans are quite laxist with the meaning of words, and don't care to know what they mean exactly and how should they be used.

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Level 65
Oct 26, 2022
Shut up nerd.

First of all: "Sentences illustrate usage. They have similar meaning with either the shorter or longer word."

Second, if you're going to criticize an entire country of 300+ million for their grammar, the least you could do is use proper grammar yourself, Mr. "some of these word not really means the same thing."

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Level 80
Oct 26, 2022
Odd comment, to be sure, but parts of the reply are WAY OFF the mark. Pointing to the quiz instructions is helpful, but there is no place for name calling and the meaning of words is unrelated to proper grammar.
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Level 83
Jan 9, 2024
Shut up nerd.
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Level 37
Oct 26, 2022
This is the best quiz I have taken on here
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Level 65
Oct 26, 2022
Really fun quiz, but wouldn't it make more sense to have us guess the word contained within the word, instead of the letters around it? Not sure if that's possible but I feel like it would be more of a challenge.
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Level 68
Oct 27, 2022
got 19, with 0 seconds remaining. I found some of them quite difficult. P___ap_ I s_o_l_ h__e _e_d _he __s__uction_ fi_st.
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Level 69
Oct 27, 2022
Cool quiz idea!
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Level 66
Oct 30, 2022
Bad clues make it so much harder.
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Level 85
Oct 30, 2022
They aren’t definitions of the longer word, they illustrate usage. Read the instructions. That tends to make things so much easier.
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Level 60
Mar 27, 2023
Excellent quiz! Really clever.
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Level 54
May 5, 2023
15 correct. Not that bad for English not being my first language
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Level 68
Jun 1, 2023
I tried satiated so many different ways...
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Level 76
Jul 6, 2023
I never thought about these words this way
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Level 66
Jan 27, 2024
I totally did not think Municipality was Principality, but I guess it could work.
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Level 66
Feb 1, 2024
They're called kangaroo words!
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Level 85
Feb 1, 2024
That was the original name of the quiz and the thumbnail was a kangaroo with a joey in her pouch.