# The Ultimate Crosswords Quiz - 2

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• 1.

### What is an eight-letter word meaning "the period of time during which anything lasts"?

• A.

Stagnate

• B.

Unlawful

• C.

Pristine

• D.

Duration

D. Duration
Explanation
The correct answer is "Duration" because it is an eight-letter word that means "the period of time during which anything lasts."

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• 2.

### What is a seven-letter word meaning "to diminish or become less"?

• A.

Dwindle

• B.

Premise

• C.

Congest

• D.

Malaria

A. Dwindle
Explanation
Dwindle is the correct answer because it means "to diminish or become less." This word accurately captures the meaning of the question, as it describes the process of something decreasing or becoming smaller in size, quantity, or intensity.

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• 3.

### What is a four-letter word meaning "the force which, applied to a mass of one gram for 1 second, would give it a velocity of 1 cm/s"?

• A.

Arid

• B.

Cite

• C.

Dyne

• D.

Bawl

C. Dyne
Explanation
A dyne is a unit of force in the centimeter-gram-second (CGS) system of units. It is defined as the force required to accelerate a mass of one gram by one centimeter per second squared. In this question, the definition of a dyne matches the given description of "the force which, applied to a mass of one gram for 1 second, would give it a velocity of 1 cm/s." Therefore, the correct answer is dyne.

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• 4.

### What is a seven-letter word meaning "ardent in spirit and speech"?

• A.

Instant

• B.

Requite

• C.

Earnest

• D.

Consign

C. Earnest
Explanation
Earnest is a seven-letter word that means "ardent in spirit and speech." It describes someone who is sincere, passionate, and enthusiastic in their beliefs or actions. This word suggests that the person is deeply committed and dedicated to their cause, expressing their thoughts and feelings with great fervor and conviction.

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• 5.

### What is an 11-letter word meaning "anything made of clay and baked in a kiln or dried in the sun"?

• A.

Prerogative

• B.

Earthenware

• C.

Physiognomy

• D.

Vindicatory

B. Earthenware
Explanation
Earthenware is the correct answer because it is a type of pottery made from clay that is baked in a kiln or dried in the sun. It is a commonly used term to describe ceramic objects such as dishes, bowls, and vases that are made from clay and hardened through the process of firing. The word "earthenware" perfectly fits the given definition of "anything made of clay and baked in a kiln or dried in the sun", making it the correct answer.

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• 6.

### What is a 9 letter word meaning "showing enthusiasm or exhilaration of feeling"?

• A.

Ebullient

• B.

Statuette

• C.

Commingle

• D.

Editorial

A. Ebullient
Explanation
Ebullient is the correct answer because it is a 9-letter word that means "showing enthusiasm or exhilaration of feeling." It accurately describes someone who is excited and full of energy, expressing their emotions in a lively and enthusiastic manner.

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• 7.

### What is a seven-letter word meaning "the obstruction of a heavenly body by its entering into the shadow of another body"?

• A.

Cardiac

• B.

Eclipse

• C.

Nominal

• D.

Control

B. Eclipse
Explanation
An eclipse is a natural phenomenon that occurs when one celestial body, such as the moon, passes between another celestial body, such as the sun, and the observer. This causes the obstruction of light from the obscured body, resulting in a temporary darkening or shadowing effect. The word "eclipse" perfectly fits the description given in the question, as it refers to the obstruction of a heavenly body by its entering into the shadow of another body.

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• 8.

### What is a 9 letter word meaning "to spend sparingly"?

• A.

Economize

• B.

Impolitic

• C.

Optometry

• D.

Indigence

A. Economize
Explanation
The word "economize" is the correct answer because it means to spend sparingly. This word implies being efficient with resources and making careful choices in order to save money or conserve resources. It is a 9 letter word that accurately describes the concept of spending in a frugal and thrifty manner.

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• 9.

### What is a six-letter word meaning "suitable to be eaten"?

• A.

Muffle

• B.

Juggle

• C.

Edible

• D.

Debase

C. Edible
Explanation
The word "edible" is a suitable answer because it means "suitable to be eaten." It fits the criteria of being a six-letter word and accurately describes something that can be consumed as food.

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• 10.

### What is a five-letter word meaning "to draw out"?

• A.

Lying

• B.

Cabal

• C.

Vapid

• D.

Educe

D. Educe
Explanation
The word "educe" is a suitable answer because it is a five-letter word that means "to draw out." This word is often used to describe the act of extracting or eliciting information or ideas from someone or something. It is a less common term compared to the other options provided, making it the most appropriate choice for the given question.

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• 11.

### What is a six-letter word meaning "to obliterate"?

• A.

Wampum

• B.

Efface

• C.

Expand

• D.

Fiasco

B. Efface
Explanation
Efface is a six-letter word that means "to obliterate" or erase completely. It is the correct answer because it perfectly matches the given definition.

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• 12.

### What is a six-letter word meaning "a consequence"?

• A.

Effect

• B.

Retort

• C.

Vernal

• D.

Gamble

A. Effect
Explanation
Effect is a six-letter word that means "a consequence". It refers to the result or outcome of an action or event. In this context, the word "effect" fits perfectly as it accurately describes the meaning of "a consequence".

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• 13.

### What is a 9 letter word meaning "efficient"?

• A.

Professor

• B.

Impetuous

• C.

Effectual

• D.

Tolerance

C. Effectual
Explanation
The word "effectual" is a 9-letter word that means "efficient." This word describes something that is capable of producing the desired result or having a successful outcome. It implies that a particular action or method is effective and achieves its intended purpose in an efficient manner.

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• 14.

### What is a 10-letter word meaning "having womanish traits or qualities"?

• A.

Effeminate

• B.

Courageous

• C.

Knighthood

• D.

Dendrology

A. Effeminate
Explanation
Effeminate is the correct answer because it is a 10-letter word that means "having womanish traits or qualities." This word is commonly used to describe a man who displays characteristics that are traditionally associated with women, such as being delicate, sensitive, or overly concerned with appearance. It is often used in a derogatory manner to criticize men who do not conform to societal expectations of masculinity.

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• 15.

• A.

Prospector

• B.

Philosophy

• C.

Effervesce

• D.

Revelation