Weekly Quiz No.35

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


1. Buckram.

a. A cross between a male/female sheep .

 

b. Coarse linen cloth stiffen by gum or paste.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Type of 'shock absorber' used on old west carriage.

   
2. Diphthong.

a. Union of 2 vowels pronounced in 1 syllable.

 

b. Severe sub-tropical infectious disease.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Balinese wrap around outer garment.

   
3. Margay.

a. Roast potato covered in melted cheese.

 

b. Spotted Cent. & Sth. American wildcat.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Treating serious situations lightly.

   
4. Flivver.

a. Disreputable woman.

 

b. Lose ones concentration.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Old, inexpensive vehicle.

   
5. Strangury.

a. Painful urinary disease.

 

b. Point at which a sea and a strait meet.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Single constituent of DNA.

   
6. Lubricious.

a. Shining brightly.

 

b. Extremely passionate.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Slippery.

   
7. Pellicle.

a. Large gregarious water-fowl.

 

b. Ancient sighting device similar to telescope.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Thin skin or film.

   
8. Tombola.

a. A stringed musical instrument.

 

b. Kind of lottery.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Thin haired brush used for grooming horses.

   
9. Hallux.

a. Spiral cord used by glider to help in take-off.

 

b. Drink alcohol until extremely inebriated.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. The big toe.

   
10. Killick.

a. Heavy stone used as an anchor.

 

b. fried dumpling filled with cheese .

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Narcotic compound derived from opium.




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Compiled by Tony McDermott 2005