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The second largest city in Israel
Verb meaning to restore conciousness
Narration accompanying a movie trailer or commercial
A European automotive and heavy equipment manufacturer
Three quarters expressed in percent
Enthusiasm or liveliness
Tending to incite, or evoke a strong reaction
Nobel prize-winning Russian physician and psychologist known for describing the phenomenon of classical conditioning
Word that describes a political stance that supports tradition and the status quo
Volcano best known for its eruption in AD 79
Verb describing a gradual change to adapt to a different state or condition
A village and university located in the US state of Pennsylvania
An automotive gear where the drive shaft turns faster than the engine
A type of woven fabric, also a type of cake
Strikingly bright or intense
Famous drawing by Leonardo Da Vinci depicting human proportions
Canada's third largest metropolitan area
Device which regulates the flow of fluids
Genre of variety entertainment in Canada and the USA from the 1880s to the 1930s
Tending to avoid or to be elusive
To remain alive, especially after the death of someone else
Particularly novel or original, especially in technology
18th century Venetian composer, best known for his concertos 'The Four Seasons'
Something secondary, or obtained from something else; a central element of differential calculus
Practical know-how; intelligent professionalism
Repeating firearm with multiple chambers
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Oct 26th, 2009 at 06:43 GMT
You should accept "joie de vivre" for "enthusiasm or liveliness". It is an acceptable english phrase. Otherwise, great quiz
Oct 26th, 2009 at 08:59 GMT
Thanks Zeus12888. "Joie de vivre" probably won't be a common guess, but there's certainly no harm in accepting that as an alternate. I've added it.
Oct 26th, 2009 at 16:00 GMT
Fun! Some possible additions: divvy, viviparous, vivisect(ion).
Oct 27th, 2009 at 06:42 GMT
Nafets: there are lots and lots of other terms that could go on this list. Evocative, convolved, improvvisatore, vivarium, involved. I considered all of those when I put the quiz togeth, and settled on the set above for various reasons. I avoided divvy because it's slang for divide, and slang terms are inevitably known in some places and not in others. The other two you suggested I thought were not widely used enough. The final words were selected to provide a balanced range from easy to hard, without using and words that practically nobody's going to get. The ease of providing a good definition is a consideration also.
Nov 29th, 2009 at 17:19 GMT
vice-versa? that might be a hard one to explain though
Jan 20th, 2010 at 23:16 GMT
Accept "vivacity" for "verve"? "Vivacious" is already accepted, but "vivacity" is the noun...
Game published: Feb 5th, 2013 at 19:00 GMT
Feb 5th, 2013 at 19:11 GMT
What about "Conviviality" as a possible answer for "Enthusiasm or Liveliness"?
Feb 5th, 2013 at 19:19 GMT
Calling Villanova a city is quite a stretch.
Feb 5th, 2013 at 19:19 GMT
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Feb 5th, 2013 at 19:21 GMT
I would say that something that "evokes" is also "evocative", as an alternative to provocative.
Feb 5th, 2013 at 19:28 GMT
Wow, the Villanova clue was definitely misleading. There is a place called Villanova that is centered around the university, but I would hardly consider it a city, especially when you consider the city that it is nearest to (Philadelphia). The Wikipedia page for the actual place describes it as a village that is part of two different townships in two different counties, and it expressly states that "Villanova is neither an incorporated area nor a census-designated place". When you asked for a "city" and university in the clue, I started thinking of actual cities (or at least larger towns). Villanova is definitely not a city.
Feb 5th, 2013 at 19:31 GMT
No vuvuzela? That's all we heard about after the last world Cup!
Feb 5th, 2013 at 19:50 GMT
That was tough. Could have used another minute or two
Feb 5th, 2013 at 19:50 GMT
Well, they changed that Villanova clue pretty quickly.
Feb 5th, 2013 at 19:57 GMT
I would have guessed 'savvy' with a simple two-word clue: Jack Sparrow
Feb 5th, 2013 at 20:40 GMT
"Enthusiasm or liveliness" had me stumped. Then, with 35 secounds on the clock iTunes started playing "Bittersweet Symphony". Thanks, iTunes!
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Feb 5th, 2013 at 20:42 GMT
Conservatism - at least in the US - does NOT support the "status quo" or the current state of affairs. Conservatives currently advocate for shrinking of government and spending, school choice, tax reform as well as tort reform, to name a few.
Feb 5th, 2013 at 21:16 GMT
I find it funny that savvy was least-guessed, as that was the first word that came to mind when I saw the quiz title.
Feb 5th, 2013 at 21:22 GMT
A 2009 quiz sees daylight! There's hope for us all yet!
Feb 5th, 2013 at 21:26 GMT
Anyone else write vulva when they meant volvo? Me neither. I just like the excuse to reasonably use the word vulva on a message board without it being inappropriate.
Feb 5th, 2013 at 21:32 GMT
"Hmm, evolve describes the clue but it only has one V" ... This is why I have a love/hate relationship with Sporcle.
Feb 5th, 2013 at 21:54 GMT
You might find this provocative. But I think tending to incite, or evoke a strong reaction also could be called "divisive."
Feb 5th, 2013 at 22:42 GMT
That was the first word that came to mind for me too, mrlevin. It certainly fits the clue.
Feb 6th, 2013 at 00:04 GMT
In fact, for the ancient Romans the name of the volcano had no fewer than four V's. In classical Latin, U and V were the same letter and only uppercase was used, so Vesuvius was spelled VESVVIVS.
Feb 6th, 2013 at 00:44 GMT
Villanova is not a city and Tel Aviv is the largest city in Israel, not second.
Feb 6th, 2013 at 01:07 GMT
Volvo. Doh! Velvet. Doh!
Feb 6th, 2013 at 01:33 GMT
Vivacious would work for the "vivid" clue. I kept typing it over and over again.
Feb 6th, 2013 at 03:17 GMT
provocative and savvy are not difficult or unusual words..... they fact that they are least guessed can only mean that the descriptions of them are poor..... and that is in fact the case... needs refinement
Feb 6th, 2013 at 08:55 GMT
Vexing quiz. I thought of Vancouver but discarded it for whatever reason my brain saw fit as not having more than 1 V. Curses!
Feb 6th, 2013 at 11:29 GMT
Feb 6th, 2013 at 13:20 GMT
I like how Joie de Vivre is an acceptable alternative answer, fun quiz
Feb 6th, 2013 at 15:13 GMT
I am the 0.3%! I am the 0.3%! You are the 99.7%! You are the 99.7%! (I take very foolish risks, but it's hard not to write that for once. Occupy Sporcle! — home of mentally diverting occupations.)
Feb 6th, 2013 at 16:11 GMT
French Multimedia Company - Vivendi
Feb 6th, 2013 at 16:16 GMT
Conservatism - at least in the US - is not defined by a desire to preserve the status quo, i.e., the current state of affairs. That is a complete mischaracterization, especially considering how strongly liberalism (the current status quo) has influenced the society over the past three or four decades. This is hardly something conservatives want to remain the same.
Feb 6th, 2013 at 18:35 GMT
I love how people misunderstand the concept of conservatism, but in a way you are right. The Democrats are a conservative party. There is no word for wanting to preserve the status quo 50 years ago, but if there was it would describe the Republicans. The USA's liberal parties are all 3rd parties.
Feb 7th, 2013 at 01:36 GMT
I agree, a good point is raised that politicians in the US misuse conservative. The link to preservation is clear, given words like conserves or conservation. Even if you say they don't support the status quo, there is some notion of supporting "tradition."
Feb 7th, 2013 at 14:19 GMT
Tradition, traditional values, etc. are very important to conservatism, but - and this is very important - some traditions that are either immoral or meaningless are not worth preserving. Preservation is not a virtue in itself. No conservative that I know of believes that. I think a very good argument can be made, however, that "change" for liberals, is seen as a virtue in itself, regardless of what may be lost in the process. Why? Because utopian ideas are much more common on the left. At any rate, tradition is a wildly different concept than the "status quo." It's simply an incorrect definition. Even a liberal should be able to see that, unless they are simply trying to be pejorative, which is usually what is suggested by such a remark.
Feb 7th, 2013 at 14:26 GMT
There is no word, btw, for wanting to preserve the status quo ideology of the 1960s and 70s either, but if there was it would describe the Democrats. These are simply competing ideologies.
Feb 8th, 2013 at 02:12 GMT
This quiz should have been accompanied on the home page by a picture of Ethel Mertz.
May 4th, 2013 at 02:38 GMT
I FINALLY SPELLED VESUVIUS RIGHT! WOOHOO!
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