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(n.) - a college bachelor's degree, or an examination intended to qualify successful candidates for higher education
(n.) - a court attendant entrusted with duties such as the maintenance of order in a courtroom or looking after prisoners during a trial
(adj.) - of or relating to projectiles or their flight
(n.) - extravagant publicity or fuss
(n.) - a record taken of atmospheric pressure
(n.) - a dark, fine-grained volcanic rock that sometimes displays a columnar structure
(n.) - a clay-like rock that is the chief commercial ore of aluminium
(adj.) - blissfully happy
(n.) - a nomadic Arab of the desert
(n.) - a huge or monstrous creature, sometimes used metaphorically to describe anything enormous, like a big and powerful organization
(n.) - the form of blessing given by an officiating minister, usually at the end of a religious service
(n.) - a curve or recess in a coastline, river, or other geographical feature
(n.) - a jewel or trinket
(n.) - a novel dealing with a person's moral, psychological, intellectual or spiritual development
(n.) - a black viscous mixture of hydrocarbons obtained naturally or as a residue from coal or petroleum distillation
(n.) - an aquatic carnivorous plant with urn-shaped leaves that trap small insects and crustaceans
(n.) - a person who advocates a rigorous moral code
(n.) - a small, sharply pointed instrument for making holes in fabric or leather
(n.) - the basic monetary unit of Venezuela
(n.) - a long, thick pillow that is placed under other pillows for support
(n.) - rough, remote, or isolated country
(n.) - a stew or soup made with various kinds of fish
(n.) - the briefness or shortness of time
(n.) - sulfur, important historically in the production of gunpowder
(n.) - a block of compressed charcoal or coal dust used as fuel
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Dec 28th, 2012 at 08:28 GMT
Here's B! Hope you all have fun!
Dec 29th, 2012 at 15:04 GMT
Great job on these vocab quizzes. The format consistency and word selection are nice. Only 24 letters to go!
Dec 29th, 2012 at 16:09 GMT
Going through the dictionary has been a process, but a fun one at that. I already have words selected up to L and M. :)
Dec 31st, 2012 at 12:23 GMT
Other than friends and people who have chosen to follow me, I have never followed anyone...That has changed...I want to be sure not to miss any of these! Awesome job! Thanks. On a related note, I just read Ragtime...a moderately entertaining book, but there was a word I had to look up on almost every page...If you like that sort of thing (and I do) an excellent book to read. (Though my students hate it...(Sadface))
Jan 1st, 2013 at 17:00 GMT
@popestcyril, haha, thanks for the compliment, I'm so flattered. Will definitely check out that novel too, thanks for the recommendation. :)
Jan 4th, 2013 at 01:18 GMT
I never heard of a bildungsroman, but it was the last word left so I clicked it.
Game published: May 6th, 2013 at 22:00 GMT
May 6th, 2013 at 22:15 GMT
Maybe I'm not such a nerd after all...
May 6th, 2013 at 22:24 GMT
I think that taking this quiz counts as studying for English, since it includes bildungsroman ;)
May 7th, 2013 at 01:29 GMT
@ezois (archived comment): probably the word "bildungsroman" puzzled you. "Bildung" looks like German, but why is it together with a Roman, then? What happens is that "Roman" means 'novel' in German. Probable next question: and how do Germans call a Roman, then? Answer: ein Römer.
May 7th, 2013 at 02:28 GMT
It's amazing how many B words can be made out of Carbon
May 7th, 2013 at 14:48 GMT
I spent the first minute of the quiz trying to look for the word bradawl, until I realised it said 'fabric or leather'.
May 7th, 2013 at 18:52 GMT
I got bouillabaisse, ballyhoo, and bolivar, but missed ballistic, bauxite and briquette. Proof that I am a language nerd.
May 11th, 2013 at 20:39 GMT
seems like I missed the B week in Earth science class.
May 12th, 2013 at 12:07 GMT
I'm not a native speaker, but I know Latin and my native language is German: I got "barogram" and "bildungsroman" because we use those words in German, "benediction" I knew from Latin, I already knew and used "brevity" as an English vocab, I know "bouillabaisse" from Harry Potter and I guessed "bitumen". So... I only got 6/25. And I thought I was a language nerd. Heck - I want to study languages at university! :O
May 14th, 2013 at 00:17 GMT
Bouillabaisse we did in French, 7th grade or so. Bijou was there too. Bitumen came from Earth Science, bildungsroman is general knowledge (also "roman" is novel in French), bauxite was (and remains) important to Jamaica, bight comes from reading enough maps or history, and most of the rest explain themselves.
May 14th, 2013 at 20:22 GMT
Bolster resembles the Austrian word Polster, so it was a good guess.
May 18th, 2013 at 04:19 GMT
Bailiff is an "attendant", not an "attendent".
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