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Fancy Vocabulary #2

Feel smart and fancy by completing the English words from their definitions. Correct spelling is required.
The previous quiz in this series can be found here (Quiz 1)
Quiz by kiwirage
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Last updated: January 17, 2019
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First submittedSeptember 5, 2018
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Definition
Answer
Enemy
Adversary
To seize power by force
Usurp
Respectful, courteous
Deferential
The highest point, apex
Zenith
Puzzle, problem
Conundrum
Social outcast
Pariah
Short-lived, fleeting
Ephemeral
Revered, holy
Sacrosanct
Rudeness, irritability
Petulance
Honest, trustful
Ingenuous
Definition
Answer
Nerve, audacity
Temerity
Attentive to detail
Fastidious
Idealistic; impractical
Quixotic
Silly or childish
Puerile
Uninterested; indifferent
Apathetic
Modest, quiet, reserved
Demure
Innumerable, countless
Myriad
Deception, sleight of hand
Legerdemain
Dominance over others
Hegemony
Mercy, forgiveness
Clemency
35 Comments
+8
Level 65
Sep 5, 2018
The best of its kind for ages. Really well pitched. Surely should make front page some day? Thanks
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Level 73
Jun 25, 2021
I agree, these are all great words and I was please to see some of them in a quiz that I don't recall seeing in a quiz before.
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Level 77
Oct 13, 2018
Great quiz. I think it's 'sleight of hand' though.
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Level 90
Oct 13, 2018
Sleight it is, unless it means small hands
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Level 75
Jan 16, 2019
Wouldn't have mattered to me either way. Absolutely never heard the word before in my life. My learning moment of the day.
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Level 84
Jan 18, 2020
Yep. Never knew such a word existed until just now.
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Level 72
May 7, 2020
It's originally French for "lightness of hand".
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Level 74
Oct 13, 2018
Would you consider accepting 'pettish' and/or 'pettishness' for "rudeness, irritability"? Especially as it is listed as a synonym to the type-in....
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Level 81
Oct 13, 2018
Are those actually words, though? :)
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Level 71
Oct 15, 2018
Or accept petulant. I was stuck on that one until I tried different forms of the word.
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Level 75
Jan 16, 2019
I tried pettiness. "Undue concern with trivial matters, especially of a small-minded or spiteful nature." But I think pettishness works even better, and petulant is listed as a synonym of pettish here: https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/pettish. (Pettishness is word.) I tried petulant just as time ran out, and I think I would have gotten the noun with a few more seconds. (Great quiz, BTW.)
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Level 75
Oct 16, 2018
ingenue is another spelling to consider (same meaning). Great quiz.
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Level 24
Jan 18, 2019
But that is a noun, and the definition given is for an adjective.
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Level 59
Oct 27, 2018
Idealistic and impractical are not the same at all.
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Level 86
Jan 16, 2019
Hence the semicolon rather than a comma in the definition, indicating two different senses of the word rather than two synonyms describing the same sense.
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Level 67
Jan 16, 2019
My first means company; my second shuns company; my third attracts company. What is _________?
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Level 66
Jan 16, 2019
100%, but who is the photo?
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Level 63
Jan 16, 2019
Joseph Chamberlain
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Level 66
Jan 16, 2019
Oh, Wilt's father. Thanks. W.F. Buckley would have also been an appropriate photo.
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Level 75
Jan 16, 2019
Deferent is another term for deferential. Please accept? When it didn't work I couldn't think of another word that fit and moved on.

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-ab&q=define+deferent

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Level 74
Jan 16, 2019
Seconded. When "deferent" didn't work I moved right past it.
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Level 65
Jan 16, 2019
More of these please! More vocab in general!
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Level 63
Jan 16, 2019
Fair comments about deferent and pettishness. Have submitted an update that will include these answers.
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Level 89
Jan 16, 2019
You may be a Harry Potter nerd when your first try for "sleight of hand" was "legilimency." B-)
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Level 79
Jan 17, 2019
Great quiz for expanding one's vocabulary
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Level 48
Jan 17, 2019
The synonyms for "ingenuous" don't quite hit the mark. Meriam-Websters defines it as:

a : showing innocent or childlike simplicity and candidness

b : lacking craft or subtlety

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Level 79
Mar 2, 2019
I typed in clement, clemention, clemeny, clementious, clementous, clementus, clemy...
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Level 89
Mar 2, 2019
I don't think I've ever heard anyone drop legerdemain in conversation.
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Level 71
Apr 26, 2019
Deception - legpulling...?
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Level 67
Sep 15, 2019
I've done this quiz three times and not once have I picked legerdemain. Grrr.
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Level 39
Aug 14, 2020
I only got ONE... I guess I don't use a very fancy vocab.😐😂
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Level 73
Aug 3, 2021
I thought this quiz was...um...what's the word...unbad?
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Level 52
Oct 31, 2021
And you used Neville Chamberlain's father's pic why?
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Level 83
Feb 16, 2022
look how fancy he is! Dude's got a monocle, I'm certain he was constantly using words like legerdemain
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Level 69
Apr 1, 2022
"Petulance" does not mean "rudeness".