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Fancy Vocabulary #3

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 2)
Quiz by kiwirage
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Last updated: October 13, 2018
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First submittedSeptember 6, 2018
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Definition
Answer
Sweet-sounding, pleasant
Dulcet
The human face
Visage
Idylically rustic
Bucolic
A soft, gentle breeze
Zephyr
Noisy quarrel
Fracas
Sad, regretful, moving
Poignant
Sordid dirtiness
Squalor
Split or divide into two
Bifurcate
Large-scale sacred musical work
Oratorio
Tearful, weeping
Lachrymose
Definition
Answer
A small, natural hill
Knoll
Indigestion
Dyspepsia
Unrestrained merrymaking
Revelry
Wine-maker
Vintner
Sheath for a sword or dagger
Scabbard
Rapid heart-beat
Palpitation
Take in liquids
Imbibe
Distress or embarrassment
Chagrin
Scold or reprimand
Admonish
To release from slavery
Manumit
33 Comments
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Level 82
Oct 13, 2018
These got increasingly tricky
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Level 94
Oct 13, 2018
Thanks for making these!
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Level 74
Oct 13, 2018
Another brain storage tickler, thank you! Would you consider accepting 'squalidity' and/or 'squalidness' for "sordid dirtiness"? Believe it or not, I tried them first. The type-in you've got is certainly the most elegant answer, but the other forms are still correct, however ill-advised :)
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Level 61
Oct 14, 2018
I tried "revelling" and "reveling" for "unrestrained merrymaking", oops.
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Level 76
Oct 13, 2018
These quizzes made me feel pretty dumb
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Level 81
Oct 14, 2018
I rattled through the other two quizzes in the series with no problem, which gave me a false sense of infallibility. Then I couldn't think of three words in this one - should have worked out two of those, but the third (the last in the quiz) I'd somehow never encountered.
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Level 83
Oct 19, 2018
I got it only because of Roman Law classes, I've never seen it in English.
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Level 72
Oct 24, 2018
It took me a while to come up with that one also. I've seen manumission (I think in a Thomas Jefferson biography) used for that same meaning, but I wasn't familiar with the word in the quiz.
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Level 88
Oct 24, 2018
Yeah, I knew I was on the right track with manumission but ended up having to search for the infinitive conjugation to get the answer.
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Level 68
Jul 14, 2019
It reminds me of malamute haha. And breaking the word down I see man-omit in it.
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Level 77
Oct 15, 2018
These have been fun. I saved one to use to make it to level 68. :)
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Level 83
Mar 2, 2019
Manumission would fit the bill but not accepted.
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Level 88
Mar 2, 2019
the definition called for a verb.
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Level 63
Mar 2, 2019
Low spelling tolerance on this one. Wouldn't accept "frakas" or "palpatation". :(
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Level 69
Mar 23, 2021
Or lachrimose. Typed it 3 times knowing it was right...
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Level 70
Mar 2, 2019
Squalid as a type in for squalor?
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Level 67
Mar 2, 2019
The answer calls for a noun. Most of the quizzes on this site are very generous with type-ins. I think it's a nice change of pace (and appropriate for this quiz) that the answers need to be exact.
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Level 62
Mar 2, 2019
As usual, if this had been an oral quiz, I would have kicked bootie! Speling's stoopid aniwayz.
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Level 46
Mar 3, 2019
Knowing french really helped there ahahah
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Level 65
Mar 3, 2019
I knew learning these fancy words would come in handy some day!
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Level 44
Mar 3, 2019
A palpitation is a sensation of feeling your heart-beat, which may be due to a fast heart rate, but is not always. As it stands, the definition is incorrect.

(it's from the latin palpare - to feel/touch)

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Level 75
Oct 6, 2021
Yes, that's why it's pretty much always used in the plural. You wouldn't use palpitation (singular) unless you really wanted to refer to one beat in a fancy way :)
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Level 78
Mar 3, 2019
I like taking these quizzes to expand my vocabulary
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Level 56
Mar 3, 2019
For "noisy quarrel," please accept "France." Thanks.
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Level 22
Mar 4, 2019
Could you please accept "revel" and also "admonition" ?
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Level 63
Apr 14, 2019
A palpitation is a single heart beat; that is it. However if you are talking about the repeating pattern of the heart beat (i.e. more than a single beat), which is what you did - because you described the ongoing pattern (you said RAPID), you are referring to more than a single beat. Hence your answer has to also refer to more than a single heart beat, and be PALPITATIONS. Please pluralise your answer.
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Level 48
Apr 15, 2019
I was typing 'viticulturist' and wondering why it wasn't working. Now I know that a viticulturist is concerned with growing grapes, still very important in wine making, but not correct.
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Level 68
Jul 14, 2019
I was close with several, I knew the base word, if you would ask me what it meant I could ve told you, just couldnt always think of the correct english endings.

Like I tried dulce dulco dulche dulcor. And bifocate ( sounds similar...) and lachrimare, lachrimate, And vinologist vinologue. Zephyr i mistyped as zephir and must ve done something wrong with imbibe, cause i didnt get it. (maybe typed bibe.. instead of ibe..)

And anyone else thought dys-embowel @indegestion? haha

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Level 76
Feb 7, 2020
Most oratorios are sacred, but certainly not all. 'often sacred' or 'usually sacred' would be better
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Level 79
Sep 16, 2020
A vintner is someone who sells wine. Viniculturist would work for a wine-maker.
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Level 79
Feb 4, 2021
I think vintner can mean both, but viniculturist should also be allowed in my opinion.
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Level 76
Mar 26, 2021
According to lexico.com (Oxford dictionary), it can mean wine merchant or, only in North America, wine producer.
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Level 76
May 26, 2022
I feel like chagrin should be defined slightly differently? Less on the embarrassment, more on the sadness side? Or is that me wrongfully applying its meaning in French to its meaning in English?