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Type the vocab term or answerAnswer/Term (for letters, add a SPACE)
Say the word tessellated; did your tongue tessellate? (yes/no)
buttocks; rump.
lustrous, pearly
a plane curve generated by the locus of the point at which a variable tangent to a rectangular hyperbola intersects a perpendicular from the center to the tangent.
Of, relating to, or resembling seals.
a mistake in speech or writing OR an impolite or improper way of behaving
True or False #1: Phocinae, the root of Phocine, describes a plant. True or False #2: The harbor seal is in the family Phocinae.
Which of the following would be described as nacreous (type the letter); A) a potato, B) a pearl necklace, C) a pain in the nates
a coat of delicate, downy hairs, especially that with which the human fetus or a newborn infant is covered.
Which of the following crepitates (enter the letter): A) a freshly picked orange, B) a well shaved middle-aged man, C) a bag of pop rocks on your tongue, or D) a newly painted car?
having a rough surface OR referring to sex in a rude or shocking way
True or False: Nicki Minaj could be described as callipygian
Which of the following items could be ganched (type the object); potato, human, shoe, Target grocery store
A leporine is a resemblance to what cute animal?
To impale (a person) upon sharp hooks or stakes as a mode of execution.
True or False: Scabrous is a synonym for ribald
True or False; 'I am what I am'->I just made a solecism
the flat area of bone between the eyebrows, used as a craniometric point.
(of a plant) clipped or trimmed into fantastic shapes.
True or False: trimming a bush in the shape of Eric Naiman would be topiary
Does Humbert Humbert partake in venery? (yes or no)
the crying or screaming of a newborn baby or small child
Go look up glabella on google! Did it creep you out? Yes or No
Which of the following would most likely be considered saporous (type the letter); A) a chocolate cake, B) a cooking show, C) Ryan Gosling, or D) ALL OF THE ABOVE
 
having well-shaped buttocks.
Try to find your canthus right now, and then type GO BEARS
Type the vocab term or answerAnswer/Term (for letters, add a SPACE)
the angle or corner on each side of the eye, formed by the junction of the upper and lower lids.
Science predicts that you have nictated a couple of times while taking this quiz. Nictate now, and then type 'eye'
of, relating to, or capable of exciting the sensation of taste
difficult or impossible for one of ordinary understanding or knowledge to comprehend
True or False; one's heart could be described as otiose
True or False: a vagitus is a female body part
to wink or blink.
of or resembling a hare or hares.
of, relating to, or located on or near the eyelids
Does A or B describe a lemniscate (type the letter)? A; (x2 + y2)2 = a2(x2 - y2). B; AABBAABABACC
True or False: you have lanugo
Palebral is a word describing a close proximity to something in the human body; what is that 'something'?
like a venomous centiped
having many twists and turns OR moving and bending in a smooth and attractive way
Which of the following is a ribald comment (type the number); #1: 'DAYUM GURL YOU ARE SO CALLIPYGIAN.' or #2 'DAYUM GURL YOU ARE SO RECONDITE'
Which of the following is true (type the letter(s)); A) The nates are an island in the Western Arctic. B) The nates are something you sit on.
Is the macula in the retina or the dracula?
referring to sexual matters in an amusingly rude or irreverent way.
Which of these objects would most fittingly be described as sinuos? Cheese, Charcoal, Road, Pornography, Lemonade
on the skin it is a small flat spot, in the eye it is a small spot where vision is keenest in the retina.
Yes or No: this vocabulary list could be described as 'recondite'
The indulgence in or pursuit of sexual activity.
serving no practical purpose or result.
Yes or No: You would be very touched if someone called you scolopendrine
arranged in or having the appearance of a mosaic; checkered.
to make a crackling sound; crackle.

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