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  • 1. 

    What is a seven-letter word meaning "a day-laborer"?

    • A.

      Languid

    • B.

      Day-Man

    • C.

      Relapse

    • D.

      Outlast

    Correct Answer
    B. Day-Man
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Day-Man" because it is a seven-letter word that means "a day-laborer." This word specifically refers to someone who is hired to work for a day, typically performing manual labor tasks. The other options, "Languid," "Relapse," and "Outlast," do not have the same meaning or association with a day-laborer.

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  • 2. 

    What is a 9 letter word meaning "a race in which two or more competitors come out even, and there is no winner"?

    • A.

      Dead-Heat

    • B.

      Facetious

    • C.

      Accession

    • D.

      Spasmodic

    Correct Answer
    A. Dead-Heat
    Explanation
    A "dead-heat" is a term used in racing to describe a situation where two or more competitors finish a race at exactly the same time, resulting in a tie with no clear winner. This word fits the given description of a 9-letter word meaning a race with no winner.

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  • 3. 

    What is a 12-letter word meaning "a human skull as a symbol of death"?

    • A.

      Remuneration

    • B.

      Death's-Head

    • C.

      Disreputable

    • D.

      Inexplicable

    Correct Answer
    B. Death's-Head
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Death's-Head" because it is a 12-letter word that specifically refers to a human skull as a symbol of death. The term "Death's-Head" is often used in literature, art, and various cultural contexts to represent mortality and the concept of death.

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  • 4. 

    What is a 9 letter word meaning "subject to contention or dispute"?

    • A.

      Arbitrary

    • B.

      Separable

    • C.

      Debatable

    • D.

      Tolerance

    Correct Answer
    C. Debatable
    Explanation
    Debatable is the correct answer because it is a 9-letter word that means "subject to contention or dispute." This word indicates that something is open to discussion, disagreement, or argument. It suggests that there are differing opinions or perspectives on the matter, making it a suitable choice for the given definition.

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  • 5. 

    What is a five-letter word meaning "a first appearance in society or on the stage"?

    • A.

      Debut

    • B.

      Savor

    • C.

      Onset

    • D.

      Deter

    Correct Answer
    A. Debut
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Debut". A debut refers to a person's first appearance in society or on the stage. It is commonly used to describe someone's initial performance or introduction to a particular field or industry.

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  • 6. 

    What is a 9 letter word meaning "a liquid and dry measure of 10 liters"?

    • A.

      Termagant

    • B.

      Decaliter

    • C.

      Battalion

    • D.

      Component

    Correct Answer
    B. Decaliter
    Explanation
    A decaliter is a 9-letter word that means "a liquid and dry measure of 10 liters". It is a unit of measurement commonly used in countries that follow the metric system. The prefix "deca-" means ten, and "liter" is a unit of volume. Therefore, a decaliter refers to a quantity of 10 liters, which can be used to measure both liquids and dry substances.

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  • 7. 

    What is a 9 letter word meaning "the ten commandments"?

    • A.

      Decalogue

    • B.

      Stimulant

    • C.

      Metronome

    • D.

      Alabaster

    Correct Answer
    A. Decalogue
    Explanation
    Decalogue is the correct answer because it is a 9-letter word that means "the ten commandments." The term "Decalogue" is derived from the Greek words "deka" meaning "ten" and "logos" meaning "word" or "speech." The Decalogue refers to the set of moral principles or religious laws given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai, as described in the Bible.

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  • 8. 

    What is a 9 letter word meaning "a volume consisting of ten parts or books"?

    • A.

      Obsequies

    • B.

      Efficient

    • C.

      Dissemble

    • D.

      Decameron

    Correct Answer
    D. Decameron
    Explanation
    The word "Decameron" is a 9-letter word that means "a volume consisting of ten parts or books." This word is derived from the Italian word "Decameron," which was the title of a famous collection of stories written by Giovanni Boccaccio in the 14th century. The Decameron consists of 100 tales told by a group of young people who sought refuge from the Black Death in a secluded villa. Each day, they would tell 10 stories, resulting in a volume of ten parts or books.

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  • 9. 

    What is a 9 letter word meaning "a length of ten meters"?

    • A.

      Ludicrous

    • B.

      Immovable

    • C.

      Pantheism

    • D.

      Decameter

    Correct Answer
    D. Decameter
    Explanation
    A decameter is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to ten meters. It is derived from the Greek word "deka," meaning ten. Therefore, the word "decameter" fits the description of a 9-letter word meaning "a length of ten meters."

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  • 10. 

    What is a six-letter word meaning "falsehood"?

    • A.

      Breech

    • B.

      Deceit

    • C.

      Encamp

    • D.

      Exodus

    Correct Answer
    B. Deceit
    Explanation
    The word "deceit" is a six-letter word that means "falsehood." It refers to the act of deceiving or misleading someone intentionally. It is the most appropriate answer among the given options as the other words do not have the same meaning or connotation as "falsehood." "Breech" refers to the back end of a firearm or the lower part of the body, "encamp" means to set up a camp, and "exodus" refers to a mass departure or emigration. Therefore, "deceit" is the correct answer.

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  • 11. 

    What is a 9 letter word meaning "fraudulent"?

    • A.

      Deceitful

    • B.

      Irruption

    • C.

      Battalion

    • D.

      Detriment

    Correct Answer
    A. Deceitful
    Explanation
    Deceitful is a 9 letter word that means "fraudulent". It is an adjective that describes someone or something that is dishonest, deceitful, or misleading in their actions or behavior. This word implies a deliberate intention to deceive or trick others for personal gain or advantage.

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  • 12. 

    What is a seven-letter word meaning "to mislead by or as by falsehood"?

    • A.

      Pillage

    • B.

      Proceed

    • C.

      Panacea

    • D.

      Deceive

    Correct Answer
    D. Deceive
    Explanation
    Deceive is the correct answer because it means to mislead someone by falsehood or trickery. This word accurately captures the meaning described in the question.

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  • 13. 

    What is a 9 letter word meaning "falling off at maturity as petals after flowering, fruit when ripe, etc"?

    • A.

      Deciduous

    • B.

      Vaporizer

    • C.

      Noiseless

    • D.

      Preengage

    Correct Answer
    A. Deciduous
    Explanation
    Deciduous is the correct answer because it is a 9-letter word that means "falling off at maturity as petals after flowering, fruit when ripe, etc." This term is commonly used to describe trees or plants that shed their leaves annually.

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  • 14. 

    What is an eight-letter word meaning "to destroy a measurable or large proportion of"?

    • A.

      Salutary

    • B.

      Decimate

    • C.

      Illusion

    • D.

      Cohesion

    Correct Answer
    B. Decimate
    Explanation
    The word "decimate" means to destroy a measurable or large proportion of something. It is derived from the Latin word "decimare," which originally referred to the punishment of killing every tenth soldier in a mutinous Roman legion. Over time, the meaning of the word has broadened to encompass the idea of destroying a significant portion of anything, not just people. Therefore, "decimate" is the correct answer to the question.

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  • 15. 

    What is an eight-letter word meaning "to find out the true words or meaning of, as something hardly legible"?

    • A.

      Habitude

    • B.

      Outright

    • C.

      Disunion

    • D.

      Decipher

    Correct Answer
    D. Decipher
    Explanation
    The word "decipher" means to find out the true words or meaning of something that is difficult to read or understand. It involves interpreting or decoding a message or text that may be unclear or illegible. Therefore, "decipher" is the correct answer to the question.

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