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Vocabulary Mega-Challenge #2

Did you master the original challenge? Further expand your vocabulary by completing the random English words from the definitions given.
Enter the COMPLETE WORD. Correct spelling is required :-)
The words change each time you play. With enough plays, you'll master 500 words!
Quiz by kiwirage
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Last updated: October 19, 2021
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First submittedOctober 12, 2019
Times taken44,229
Average score55.0%
Rating4.30
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Definition
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Answer
Lack of interest or emotion
6
Apathy
To steal
7
Purloin
Newsstand booth
5
Kiosk
A club; heavy-handed weapon
8
Bludgeon
Small, trivial details
8
Minutiae
A small gulf or inlet
6
Lagoon
Sad; gloomy
10
Lugubrious
Saturated with liquid
6
Sodden
To praise enthusiastically
5
Extol
Vast in number; numerous
6
Legion
Definition
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Answer
Having stubbornly held opinions
8
Dogmatic
Extreme poverty
6
Penury
Excessively devoted
9
Fanatical
The front elevation of a building
6
Facade
Having evil intentions
10
Malevolent
Flexible; able to be shaped
9
Malleable
A dog of no definable breed
7
Mongrel
To kill or destroy a large part of
8
Decimate
A song of praise or triumph
5
Paean
The resolution of a mystery
10
Denouement
38 Comments
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Level 63
Oct 12, 2019
Thanks to all who pick up on any corrections. Fixes and adjustments will be made if necessary.
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Level 75
Jul 14, 2020
Resistant for able to withstand difficulties?
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Level 63
Oct 8, 2021
Fair point, I've made an adjustment, and you'll see a change when this hits the front page.
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Level 65
Feb 26, 2024
Maybe make it so you only have to type the letters that are missing.
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Level 90
Oct 12, 2019
Your vocab quizzes are some of my favourites on this site. Thanks for putting in the time.
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Level 75
Jul 14, 2020
They are pretty great. 5 stars and nominated.
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Level 78
Dec 17, 2019
A soldier that keeps watch could also be a sentry?
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Level 63
Dec 17, 2019
Yes, but sentry only has six letters. The correct answer requires eight.
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Level 86
Sep 20, 2021
I never even noticed that the quiz gives you the number of letters until I read your comment.
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Level 62
Aug 21, 2022
Holy smokes me too
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Level 55
Aug 10, 2021
For the cowering in fear one, I also thought of "quake."

Fun series of quizzes, you managed to keep coming up with ever more obscure words :)

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Level 91
Sep 17, 2021
With only part of the word underlined, I spent 30 seconds just putting in the missing parts of the words. Any chance you could accept the answers that way?
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Level 63
Sep 17, 2021
No chance. The complete word must be entered - this requirement is bolded, capitalized and underlined in the instructions! 500 words are built into this quiz, and some end in the same sequence of letters. To avoid the possibility of being awarded multiple answers for entering just the missing letters, the full word is required.
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Level 80
Sep 17, 2021
I kept entering frenzied which also has 8 letters :)
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Level 83
Oct 3, 2021
Me too. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language gives “excessively agitated” as a definition of frenzied.
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Level 63
Oct 6, 2021
Thanks, I've adjusted the clue and you'll see a change when this hits the front page.
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Level 79
Sep 21, 2021
What a fabulous quiz. I've done it ten times in a row now. There have been a few repeats but largely a new quiz each time. You can tell that lots of research has gone into this. The clues are concise and accurate too.
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Level 88
Oct 9, 2021
I think bungalow refers to a single storey building more than the porch bit. Great quiz mind…
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Level 63
Oct 15, 2021
Thanks, I've adjusted the clue.
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Level 66
Oct 16, 2021
Couldn't "praise enthusiastically" be "exalt"?
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Level 68
Oct 16, 2021
I think labo(u)rsome fits the clue just as well as labo(u)rious

Nice quiz!

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Level 56
Oct 16, 2021
Can we also have 'naiad' for water maiden please?
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Level 66
Oct 16, 2021
I know it's a bit too easy but could "theatric" be accepted for "relating to the theather"? Seems like it should work and it's eight letters
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Level 73
Oct 17, 2021
Not continuous; intermittent with the first 3 letters of SPO could very well be spotty in addition to sporadic.
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Level 71
Oct 18, 2021
NOTE: 8 letters required.
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Level 67
Oct 18, 2021
Did much better than I expected
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Level 70
Oct 18, 2021
Nymph is a broad term for female spirits of nature. They include forests, meadows, mountains, streams, etc. Naiads are nymphs that specifically inhabit water.

At the very least, Naiad (5 letters starting with an N) should alternatively be accepted. IMO, it should be the standard answer with nymph also being accepted.

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Level 63
Oct 19, 2021
Thanks! I've fixed a few things based on this and previous comments.
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Level 70
Oct 20, 2021
Much appreciated!
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Level 74
Nov 8, 2022
Excellent quiz -- love your word quizzes!
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Level 65
May 14, 2023
Thanks for nothing, Natalie Imbruglia
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Level 45
Nov 25, 2023
he gets to be a lawyer? what a sick joke!
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Level 63
Nov 25, 2023
Chicanery
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Level 48
Jan 7, 2024
Jocose in addition to jocund?
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Level 63
Feb 16, 2024
Would you be able to add "brutish" for "Rudely abrupt; blunt" (7)?
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Level 76
Feb 23, 2024
I would say the primary meaning of deify is 'to turn into a god', not 'worship as a god'
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Level 63
Feb 24, 2024
I think "Common; dull" could also mean "Basic". The letters would fill in the blank nicely, too.
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Level 68
Mar 30, 2024
Pleased to say I got ligneous (and am a non native speaker). I got 6 others wrong, though I thought I had sinecure, perhaps I typed sinacure, or maybe sinnecure.

I was close with raconteur,, tried the similar sounding racketeer. Though I was just guessing, didnt really know the answer to that one.

Two others I had never heard about (welter, expectorate. Well I have heard of welter in welterweight). And prosaic an ingénue I had heard of but would have never come up with.