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The Great Vocabulary Letter Hack

For each definition, select the correct word from the four optio.. SYSTEM ALERT! A hacker has changed one letter in each correct answer, making it harder for you to spot! Can you figure out the original answers and stop the electronic mischief-maker?
If the correct answer were TRAIN, the hacker may have changed the N to an L, leaving TRAIL
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Quiz by kiwirage
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Last updated: August 15, 2023
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First submittedNovember 15, 2021
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1. Pacific Island, whose citizens are New Zealanders
Gentle
Fine
Nice
Kind
Niue
2. Terrifying
Scarf
Hat
Coat
Glove
Scary
3. Stretched tight; lacking slack
Plug
Extol
Tout
Push
Taut
4. Bound by an oath
Faint
Swoon
Pass
Fall
Sworn
5. To pour with rain
They
That
This
Them
Teem
6. Skillful; dexterous
Owed
Loan
Rent
Debt
Deft
7. Sufficient
Lemon
Peach
Apple
Grape
Ample
8. A Scottish hillside
Edam
Gouda
Feta
Brie
Brae
9. Extremely angry
Earnest
Involved
Engaged
Occupied
Enraged
10. An early Briton, or Hibernian, eg.
Dime
Penny
Coin
Cent
Celt
11. A restless desire or compulsion
Edge
Crawl
Inch
Sidle
Itch
12. The highest point
Pain
Hurt
Ache
Sore
Acme
13. Fragrant smoke
Ardent
Acute
Intense
Fervent
Incense
14. Apologetic
Concern
Fret
Stew
Worry
Sorry
15. Fireplace residue
Base
Core
Heart
Root
Soot
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Level 62
Nov 15, 2021
If you enjoyed this quiz, play it again! The answers change randomly each time.
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Level 60
Nov 15, 2021
Nominated! Thanks for the sequel to 'The Great Vocabulary Letter Heist'!

Also, I got 'To sleep lightly' as the clue for slumber but isn't slumber a deep sleep? Maybe just 'to sleep' would work; Googling the definition gives 'sleep'.

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Level 62
Nov 15, 2021
Some dictionaries specify that it is "especially a light sleep", but I've changed it nonetheless, as it doesn't have to be light.
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Level 60
Jul 28, 2023
Thanks for updating your quiz! You have over 700 quizzes, so I'm amazed how you get around to fixing any issues that pop up.
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Level 82
Jul 29, 2023
Not very light example from Oxford: "Sleeping Beauty slumbered in her forest castle"
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Level 55
Jan 31, 2022
Really like this quiz!! but I have a question. I had as a hint "abnormal growth on body"

I immediately thought it was mole. And the one choice that fits is mold.

Apparently answer was 'cyst' which would be the choice, cast.

I could be wrong but it makes sense to me.

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Level 62
Jan 31, 2022
You're right, I've fixed this - thanks!
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Level 67
Jul 28, 2023
Could 'sap' be acceptable for seeping out?
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Level 62
Jul 28, 2023
I've made an adjustment to that one, thanks!
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Level 77
Jul 28, 2023
Fun quiz, nominated. I found it quite easy… until I got one wrong! I figured “slog” for the routine job one worked, but the actual answer is far stronger.
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Level 80
Jul 29, 2023
I assume marsh is included for striking the ground to deliberately lead you to march because I saw that immediately and didn’t even bother reading the rest.
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Level 62
Jul 29, 2023
Actually it’s there only because it’s similar to the word “swamp”. I didn’t set out to lead the solver astray with close alternatives. If there are some then it’s coincidence. Either way, to march does not mean to strike the ground, but refers to a strict rhythmic pattern of steps.
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Level 73
Jul 29, 2023
Great quiz. I found it more challenging than most vocabulary quizzes.

One note: for the clue "Young Person," I think that "Spain" should be a correct answer. "Spain" is one letter away from "Swain," a young lover or country youth.

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Level 62
Jul 29, 2023
Swain is too specific to be an answer to the generic clue "Young Person".
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Level 71
Jul 29, 2023
I thought the last one could be goad? Anyone agree
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Level 62
Jul 29, 2023
You'll have to be more specific than 'the last one'. The questions change every time.
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Level 62
Aug 15, 2023
I've figured out which one you're talking about, and agree that it's close enough to warrant a change. Thanks for pointing it out!
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Level 89
Jul 30, 2023
Fun. Thanks.
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Level 75
Jul 30, 2023
This is one of the most creative quizzes I've seen in a long time. Very challenging and lots of fun! Bravo!
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Level 75
Aug 1, 2023
"Goad", I think fits the description also.
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Level 75
Aug 1, 2023
Fun :)
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Level 74
Aug 9, 2023
To pour with rain: "teem"

Is it necessary to specify rain in that one? I've heard the word plenty of times, but not in reference to rain as far as I can remember.

Great creative quiz by the way, thanks!

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Level 65
Aug 17, 2023
Well done Kiwi. Thank you for that
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Level 65
Aug 17, 2023
Fun quiz, ty. I thought "lace" might work for, "a loose outer garment", but also think the correct answer, "cloak", was also fine.
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Level 62
Aug 17, 2023
Lace is a fabric, used to make some garments. It's not a garment in itself.
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Level 67
Aug 17, 2023
Only had 2 incorrect, to my surprise, English isn't my native language. Of the 2 I wasn'f familiar with one of the words, just couldn't decode the other one correctly.
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Level 63
Aug 17, 2023
To incite; to stir up trouble...wouldn't trick (from trice) work for that?
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Level 62
Aug 17, 2023
No. To trick someone is just to deceive or cheat them in some way. It has nothing to do with inciting or stirring up trouble.
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Level 79
Aug 17, 2023
Very interesting and creative quiz in both, its idea and development. Thank you very much! I do wonder about #9. Green would also be a valid answer (greed)?
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Level 62
Aug 17, 2023
The answers change each time you play, so #9 isn't the same for everyone. But the clue you're talking about is "An intense longing", which is not enough to imply greed. Greed, specifically, is an intense longing FOR wealth or more than you need. The correct answer - lust - is in and of itself an intense longing.
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Level 72
Aug 17, 2023
Pure for #4? A single thing or entity.
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Level 62
Aug 17, 2023
Pure is an adjective. There's no such thing as a pure.
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Level 76
Aug 17, 2023
Great idea. 5/5.
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Level 53
Aug 18, 2023
Sadly, the only one I missed, took me ten minutes to figure out what letter to change! Yep. :P
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Level 79
Aug 20, 2023
14/15, I only missed the question I wasn't sure of (imitation chocolate—never heard of it)
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Level 78
Aug 22, 2023
Excellent quiz with an excellent choice of answers.
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Level 72
Jan 31, 2024
I think moss (from 'toss') should count as an abnormal growth on the body. It would certainly freak me out.