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Fancy Vocabulary #7

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 6)
Quiz by kiwirage
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Last updated: May 14, 2023
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First submittedMarch 2, 2019
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Definition
Answer
Calm, peaceful
Pacific
Relating to old people
Geriatric
Inferno, raging fire
Conflagration
Misgiving, anxiety
Qualm
Burdensome, difficult
Onerous
Split, division, rift
Schism
Food connoisseur
Epicure
Noble, generous
Magnanimous
Strong verbal attack
Polemic
Culmination, highest point
Apogee
Definition
Answer
Lengthy process
Rigmarole
Lowest point
Nadir
Sluggish, tired
Lethargic
To turn into bone
Ossify
Huge, overwhelming force
Juggernaut
Narrow-minded
Parochial
Theft, robbery
Larceny
Favouritism towards relatives
Nepotism
Bandit, ruffian
Brigand
Offense, annoyance
Umbrage
11 Comments
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Level 90
Mar 4, 2019
That was a tough one.
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Level 65
Mar 5, 2019
Agreed, toughest yet. Great series. Thanks
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Level 67
Apr 14, 2019
Doh. I was spelling rigmarole wrong. Very enjoyable series!
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Level 52
Apr 16, 2019
Definitely thought rigmarole had an a after the g myself
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Level 81
Dec 24, 2020
Looks like 'rigamarole' is the American spelling (but it's the way I've always seen it, in Canada, too). Never knew there was another way to spell it.
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Level 65
May 14, 2023
That's how we say it too!

Never heard of rigmarole until now. It's based on an old game ragman roll, so there's that.

My Mum says Rigothe for Ricotta, and for most of school we said the Plegible Legiance. We have glottal stops like the British, which makes us Townies.

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Level 63
May 14, 2023
Both spellings will now work.
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Level 69
Apr 18, 2019
I think 'apotheosis' also works for 'Culmination, highest point'
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Level 64
Nov 24, 2022
Rigamarole (with an a in the middle) is also an acceptable form. In fact it's the only one that I ever knew.
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Level 75
Feb 20, 2023
Both rigmarole and rigamarole should be accepted - a quick Google search confirms multiple dictionary sources back this up
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Level 88
Mar 1, 2023
I would say that Parochial means narrow-minded more in terms of locality, relating to a parish, a church or some other small group, at the expense of the outside world. I’m obviously nit-picking, but perhaps this is why this answer was by far the least guessed? I do enjoy your quizzes though, and what are the comments on Jetpunk vocabulary quizzes for if not a spot of pedantry. It’s kind of the essence of word games