Weekly Quiz No.26

Below is a list of 10 words, can you pick the correct meaning for each word?


1. Tropology.

a. Collecting of awards or trophies .

 

b. Study of the area around the equator.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Figurative interpretation of the Bible.

   
2. Wrasse.

a. A type of marine fish.

 

b. To wrestle with, grapple.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. A steep rock-face on a mountain.

   
3. Compunction.

a. An irresistible urge to do something.

 

b. Strong uneasiness caused by a sense of guilt.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Punctuation mark used to split a paragraph.

   
4. Gormless.

a. Naked.

 

b. Foolish, lacking sense.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Having no restraint when eating, gluttonous.

   
5. Fugacious.

a. Fleeting, passing away quickly.

 

b. Lacking fresh air or ventilation, stuffy.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Robust, strongly built.

   
6. Abnegate.

a. Dramatically improve one's behaviour.

 

b. Exceptionally gifted.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. To give up (rights or a claim), renounce.

   
7. Floe.

a. Mock or scoff at.

 

b. Glide along smoothly.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Sheet of floating ice.

   
8. Gallium.

a. Ancient Greek or Roman warship.

 

b. Soft bluish-white metallic element.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Underground passage or cellar in castle.

   
9. Indurate.

a. To make callous or unfeeling.

 

b. Eat, satisfy one's hunger.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Planned on a magnificent scale, grandiose.

   
10. Quisling.

a. Daydreamer.

 

b. Person co-operating with the enemy, traitor.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Official judge assisting quizmaster.




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Compiled by Tony McDermott 2005