WORDS, Words, words...

WORDS, Words, words...

Oct 06, 2022

The Meaning of Words Quiz

Words, words, words…there are hundreds of thousands of them; but do you know what they all mean?

Choose the correct definition for the word in capitals. (Some of these are quite obscure so good luck!)

QUESTIONS

1. ACOLYTE

a. A coal like substance used in high temperature fires

b. A person who assists a member of the clergy by performing minor duties

c. A region of the atmosphere where water vapour condenses

d. A large South American marsupial related to the wombat

2. AGNOSTIC

a. A person who believes in more than one god

b. A person who disagrees with every argument

c. A politician who changes political party

d. A person who doesn’t know if there is a god and will not commit to any argument

3. PROSOPAGNOSIA

a. The inability to recognise faces

b. Loss of taste and smell

c. The ability to recollect intricate details from brief interactions

d. The ability to ‘taste’ sounds

4. SANTOKU

a. A Japanese breed of dog

b. A medium sized kitchen knife of Japanese origin

c. A compact electric car made by KIA

d. A dish made from the poisonous puffer fish

5. LEXICON

a. A compilation of pictures of one specific item

b. A compilation of quiz questions

c. A compilation of the same book in different languages

d. A compilation of words from one particular language

6. BINGO

a. A term used to indicate a target in archery contests

b. A term used to indicate the minimum amount of fuel needed to safely land an aircraft

c. A term used to indicate a point in 3 Dimensional space

d. A term used to indicate a broken pixel on a computer screen

7. ANSERINE

a. Relating to or resembling a goose

b. Relating to or resembling an elephant

c. A green dye for cloth made from camel dung

d. A red hat made of felt

8. BOKEH

a. The blurred effect seen in the out of focus element of a photograph

b. The elements of a LCD screen which provide colour information

c. The metal tip at the end of a walking cane

d. A short sword popular in Roman times

9. GREGARIOUS

a. An adjective to describe the chanting of Gregorian monks

b. A collective noun for a group of sardines

c. An adjective for an outgoing and sociable creature

d. To be of a fiery nature and uncontrollable character

10. WOO-WOO

a. Dubiously or outlandishly mystical, supernatural or unscientific

b. A crude Indian steel made in small crucibles in ancient times and the first known process for making fused steel

c. A city in northeast central Ohio, southwest of Akron with a population of 26,119

d. The noise a steam train makes when entering a tunnel

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ANSWERS

1. ACOLYTE

a. A coal like substance used in high temperature fires

b. A person who assists a member of the clergy by performing minor duties

c. A region of the atmosphere where water vapour condenses

d. A large South American marsupial related to the wombat

B. A PERSON WHO ASSISTS A MEMBER OF THE CLERGY BY PERFORMING MINOR DUTIES

2. AGNOSTIC

a. A person who believes in more than one god

b. A person who disagrees with every argument

c. A politician who changes political party

d. A person who doesn’t know if there is a god and will not commit to any argument

D. A PERSON WHO DOESN’T KNOW IF THERE IS A GOD AND WILL NOT COMMIT TO ANY ARGUMENT

3. PROSOPAGNOSIA

a. The inability to recognise faces

b. Loss of taste and smell

c. The ability to recollect intricate details from brief interactions

d. The ability to ‘taste’ sounds

A. THE INABILITY TO RECOGNISE FACES

4. SANTOKU

a. A Japanese breed of dog

b. A medium sized kitchen knife of Japanese origin

c. A compact electric car made by KIA

d. A dish made from the poisonous puffer fish

B. A MEDIUM SIZED KITCHEN KNIFE OF JAPANESE ORIGIN

5. LEXICON

a. A compilation of pictures of one specific item

b. A compilation of quiz questions

c. A compilation of the same book in different languages

d. A compilation of words from one particular language

D. A COMPILATION OF WORDS FROM ONE PARTICULAR LANGUAGE

6. BINGO

a. A term used to indicate a target in archery contests

b. A term used to indicate the minimum amount of fuel needed to safely land an aircraft

c. A term used to indicate a point in 3 Dimensional space

d. A term used to indicate a broken pixel on a computer screen

B. A TERM USED TO INDICATE THE MINIMUM AMOUNT OF FUEL NEEDED TO SAFELY LAND AN AIRCRAFT

7. ANSERINE

a. Relating to or resembling a goose

b. Relating to or resembling an elephant

c. A green dye for cloth made from camel dung

d. A red hat made of felt

A. RELATING TO OR RESEMBLING A GOOSE

8. BOKEH

a. The blurred effect seen in the out of focus element of a photograph

b. The elements of a LCD screen which provide colour information

c. The metal tip at the end of a walking cane

d. A short sword popular in Roman times

A. THE BLURRED EFFECT SEEN IN THE OUT OF FOCUS ELEMENT OF A PHOTOGRAPH

9. GREGARIOUS

a. An adjective to describe the chanting of Gregorian monks

b. A collective noun for a group of sardines

c. An adjective for an outgoing and sociable creature

d. To be of a fiery nature and uncontrollable character

C. AN ADJECTIVE FOR AN OUTGOING AND SOCIABLE CREATURE

10. WOO-WOO

a. Dubiously or outlandishly mystical, supernatural or unscientific

b. A crude Indian steel made in small crucibles in ancient times and the first known process for making fused steel

c. A city in northeast central Ohio, southwest of Akron with a population of 26,119

d. The noise a steam train makes when entering a tunnel

A. DUBIOUSLY OR OUTLANDISHLY MYSTICAL, SUPERNATURAL OR UNSCIENTIFIC

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