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Can you pick the pronunciation that is the generally accepted one in the English-speaking language? (see game notes)

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DEARTH (scarce supply; lack)A) 'durth' B) 'deerth' C) 'darth'
MISCHIEVOUS (playfully troublesome)A) 'MISS-ch-viss' B) 'miss-CHEE-viss' C) 'miss-CHEE-vee-us'
TROUGH (narrow open container for animals to eat/drink out of)A) 'trau' B) 'truff' C) 'troff'
CHIC (styylishly fashionable)A) 'chick' B) 'sheek' C) 'shick'
QUEUE (line or sequence of something)A) 'kyoo' B) 'KYOO-ee' C) 'KYOO-ee-yoo'
ROUGE (facial cosmetic)A) 'rōzh' B) 'rōg' C) 'roozh'
BOATSWAIN (ship officer in charge of equipment and crew)A) 'BO-sin' B) 'BOT-swayne' C) 'BOTE'-swayne'
PROSELYTIZE (convert/attempt to convert from one belief to another)A) 'pro-SELL-ih-tize' B) 'PRO-sill-ih-tize' C) 'PRAH-sill-ih-tize'
SCYTHE (cutting tool--think Grim Reaper)A) 'skith' B) 'sīthe' C) 'sith'
ESPECIALLY (to a great extent; very much)A) 'ex-SPESHALLY' B) 'eh-SPESH-ee-uh-lee' C) 'eh-SPESHALLY'
SHOAT (young pig)A) 'shote' B) 'shoot' C) 'SHOW-at'
CHOIR (group of singers--typically in a church)A) 'chore' B) 'kwire' C) 'kwohr'
SOW (to scatter seeds)A) 'sau' B) 'syew' C) 'so'
KRAIT (venomous snake found in Asia)A) 'krate' B) 'krite' C) 'KRAY-it'
SLOUGH (snake skin that has been shed)A) 'slau' B) 'sluff' C) 'slow'
SHIV (knife or razor used as a weapon)A) 'chiv' B) 'shiv' C) 'sheev'
BUTTE (flat-topped hill similar to a mesa)A) 'byoot' B) 'but' C) 'BUT-ee'
SCHISM (split/division between opposed sections, parties, churches, etc.)A) 'shizm' B) 'skeezm' C) 'skizm'
DYNAMO (extremely energetic person)A) 'die-NAM-oh' B) 'DIE-nih-moh' C) 'DIN-ih-moh'
BEATITUDE (supreme blessedness)A) 'be-AT-ih-tood' B) 'BYOO-tih-tood' C) 'BEE-tih-tood'

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