Put on your gab-a-lorious thinking caps, girls …
Because it’s time for another wonderful word matching quiz!
(I heard you whooping for joy.)
This week, I pulled a slew of wacky verbs from my trove of terminology and would love to know how many of them you can match to their definitions.
I’ll give you a word and its pronunciation, then I’ll list three definitions—only one choice is correct. Write down your answers as you go, then check them at the end.
1. Honeyfuggle (HUN-ee-fuh-guhl):
A. To deceive or swindle, especially by flattery
B. To wink
C. To distract by means of confusion
2. Lallygag (LAL-ee-gag, LAH-lee-gag):
A. To herd geese
B. To sneeze
C. To fool around, waste time, or spend time lazily
3. Hornswoggle (HAWRN-swog-uhl):
A. To charm one into doing things your way
B. To laugh with gusto
C. To bamboozle, trick, hoodwink, or hoax
4. Nictitate (NIK-ti-teyt):
A. To wink
B. To chew
C. To smoke
5. Blandish (BLAN-dish):
A. To wield a sword
B. To coax with flattery
C. To cover one’s face with a kerchief
6. Bombilate (BOM-bi-layt):
A. To make a humming or buzzing noise
B. To guess
C. To overwhelm with kindness
7. Gam (Gam):
A. To kick one’s leg
B. To spend time talking
C. To chew with one’s mouth open
8. Agglutinate (uh-GLOOT-n-ayt):
A. To become gluten tolerant
B. To describe something thoroughly
C. To join or become joined as if by glue
If so—if you’re sure you know—then go ahead and check your answers …
How’d ya do?
How fun! I got a little over half of them!
Thanks for the Saturday morning fun!
I missed #3 & #4! What was also interesting is how these words, which most I have heard all my life, were actuality spelled. I don’t think I have ever written them out. Spelling them would be a big challenge!
The only one I’d never heard of was “nictitate”, but I guessed it right. The rest of the them were familiar mostly because I have a passion for old novels, although the actual definition for bombilate did throw me. Bzzzz. Bzzzz. Come to think of it, I’ve been known to bombilate myself!
not even half…
And I thought I was good with words, got 3 wrong! Darn, need to brush up my vocabulary. And I have a passion for old books too, karlyne, but not as smart as you!
Missed 4; 4 correct although I hadn’t heard of 5 of these and guessed at them. Learning something new is always a good thing even if I never use these words. LOL
LOL I only got 2 right. I need to study.
5/8 right. Interesting words, I had only heard of half of them.