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Adjective Attack! Quiz
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May 12th, 2012 at 12:21 GMT
"Olfactory" is misspelled.
May 12th, 2012 at 13:06 GMT
@tamius: typo corrected thanx
May 12th, 2012 at 15:08 GMT
Nice quiz, good range of answers, and, most importantly, taught me some stuff I didn't know before, which is what a good Sporcle quiz should do.
May 12th, 2012 at 22:16 GMT
I cannot believe I got all of those right. Wow. Very hard, great quiz! And some of them seriously forced me to dig deeply into my Latin and Greek roots knowledge. My favorite is Terpsichorean, though that wasn't the hardest one. :) The Muse with the awesomest name of all time! :D
May 18th, 2012 at 06:11 GMT
I second what Cryptus said.
Game published: Jun 9th, 2012 at 04:03 GMT
Jun 9th, 2012 at 04:21 GMT
Didn't realize adipose was an actual term. Thank you, Doctor Who.
Jun 9th, 2012 at 04:54 GMT
great fun, thanks!!
Jun 9th, 2012 at 05:33 GMT
When the word "culinary" came up, I almost clicked on "flood" because I thought it said "food"
Jun 9th, 2012 at 05:34 GMT
Ferrous Bueller's Day Off (anemia).
Jun 9th, 2012 at 06:55 GMT
I never knew an attack of adjectives was so terrifing!!
Jun 9th, 2012 at 09:01 GMT
Had fun on this one.
Jun 9th, 2012 at 09:44 GMT
Anyone else get terpsichorean thanks to the Monty Python cheese shop sketch?
Jun 9th, 2012 at 11:11 GMT
Celestial was pretty confusing, I put Stars instead of Heaven since Stellar hadn't come up yet. I feel like that is also a valid answer.
Jun 9th, 2012 at 11:16 GMT
No, I got terpsichorean because of CATS!!
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Jun 9th, 2012 at 11:35 GMT
I loved the quiz, but will continue to gripe about this format, til I either die or just get tired of sporcling. The fun is learning what you missed and this is not user friendly to determine the ones you missed. Am I the only one that thinks this way?
Jun 9th, 2012 at 11:40 GMT
Sadly, I saw no need to click "Wife" for "Erotic."
Jun 9th, 2012 at 11:42 GMT
mrmanheim: After you're finished taking a clickable quiz, you can click the "Next" button to view the answer that goes with each question.
Jun 9th, 2012 at 14:32 GMT
mrmanheim: On most you can also click on the ones you got wrong, and it will show you the correct answer.
Jun 9th, 2012 at 14:52 GMT
Thanks to How I met Your Mother for Sartorial
Jun 9th, 2012 at 14:58 GMT
I've heard of The Sartorialist, I just couldn't decide if it matches with 'tailor' or 'silk'.
Jun 9th, 2012 at 15:06 GMT
The really nerdy thing is that I can give you the Latin (or Greek) roots of most of these... I had never heard the adjective Terpsichorean before, but the Muse of Dance in Greek mythology was named Terpsichore, so that's how I got it. :)
Jun 9th, 2012 at 15:06 GMT
Great quiz. And thanks to Doctor Who for adipose and X-men for Cerebral.
Jun 9th, 2012 at 15:24 GMT
Very fun. I love learning new terms.
Jun 9th, 2012 at 15:53 GMT
One of the best quizzes I've ever taken.
Jun 9th, 2012 at 16:58 GMT
Now that I can see the answers I missed, I realise a lot of the adjectives sound like the French or Spanish words.
Jun 9th, 2012 at 19:28 GMT
@samcash13593: no surprise, since most adjectives in the game come from Latin roots, and French and Spanish are languages derived from Latin. And I'd say that some adjectives in the list are still more similar to Italian words, e.g. "stellar" resembles more the Italian "stella" ('star') than the Spanish "estrella" or the French "étoile" (no surprise again, since Italian is closer to Latin than French or Spanish).
Jun 9th, 2012 at 22:22 GMT
Liked this, must admit some were lucky guesses. And yes, sadly, I also knew adipose from Dr Who. Probably whilst looking at how adipose I am getting through sitting watching TV and Sprocling.
Jun 9th, 2012 at 23:05 GMT
Looks like three years of Latin has finally paid off!
Jun 9th, 2012 at 23:53 GMT
Harder than I thought it would be, but it was still a great quiz.
Jun 10th, 2012 at 02:16 GMT
Almost gave myself a heart attack at times, but made it out of there without any miscues. Relief!
Jun 10th, 2012 at 03:24 GMT
I liked this quiz. Like so many others, I got adipose because of Dr. Who.
Jun 10th, 2012 at 12:17 GMT
I knew all the "-uvial" words had to do with water, but I got most of them wrong. Good and tricky!
Jun 10th, 2012 at 17:13 GMT
I knew adipose from Doctor Who, too. And I got all the ones relating to the body because of my year of studying optometry.
Jun 11th, 2012 at 01:52 GMT
Challenging vocab quiz....love it!
Jun 11th, 2012 at 14:32 GMT
Yo! Finally a Sporcle quiz I can get 100% on!
Jun 11th, 2012 at 20:17 GMT
It really helps to know French.
Jun 13th, 2012 at 05:29 GMT
Wow, seeing what I missed, I should've known some of them since Spanish and Latin are pretty closely related. :/ Nice quiz, though. I learned some new words.
Jun 14th, 2012 at 06:43 GMT
haha! I never thought that knowing what "sartorial" meant would ever come in handy. Thank you 10th grade vocab book!
Jun 21st, 2012 at 18:37 GMT
I got pluvial from French, but I guessed wrong on fluvial and diluvial.
Aug 28th, 2012 at 13:33 GMT
I got lachrymose from A Series of Unfortunate Events, ferrous and stannic from high school chemistry, and adipose from TvTropes, of all places. Terpsichorean I got because it had "chor" and the only one I saw related to music was dancing...
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