Weekly Quiz No.50

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


1. Dudgeon.

a. To beat to a pulp.

 

b. Deep underground cave.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Resentment, feeling of offence.

   
2. Centuple.

a. 1 of a set of 10 from a litter.

 

b. Hundredfold, multiply by 100.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Tending to move towards the centre.

   
3. Cinerary.

a. Lasting only for a brief time.

 

b. A place for holding the ashes of the dead.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Lying down with your arms crossed.

   
4. Winsome.

a. Charming.

 

b. Extremely generous.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Lucky at gambling.

   
5. Longeron.

a. Part of an aircraft's fuselage.

 

b. Long, tedious passage in a book.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Pole used for guiding a gondola.

   
6. Cetacean.

a. Parasitic intestinal worm.

 

b. Of the Roman Empire.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Marine mammals such as whales, dolphins, and porpoises.

   
7. Loricate.

a. Have ownership of an estate, manor.

 

b. Animals protective shell or case.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Put up one's feet and relax.

   
8. Obsidian.

a. Out of date, obsolete..

 

b. Extremely stubborn.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Dark vitreous lava or volcanic rock.

   
9. Fulgent.

a. Shining brightly.

 

b. Smart but underachieving student.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Escaped convict who commits murder.

   
10. Circadian.

a. Occuring approximately every 24 hours.

 

b. Circus performer from Canada.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Senior student at Cambridge University.




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Compiled by Tony McDermott 2005