English Words & Origins
Are you an etymology enthusiast? A grammar guru? If you think you have some [sic] trivia skills, now's not the time to feel tense. Period.
Which of the following is the correct spelling — dessiccated, desiccated, dessicated?
What ‘p’ is to contaminate?
What ‘n’ is an old word for promontory or headland?
An onomastician studies what?
Lahnaphophobia is the fear of what?
What is philography?
Which word could mean either a piece of coal, a horse, a swan or a bread roll?
What is the origin of the word hoax?
It’s believed to be a contraction of “hocus,” from the expression hocus pocus.
Parascopisim is what sexual behaviour?
Voyeurism through bedroom windows
What is the name given to someone who studies plants?
What is the chief symptom of someone suffering from oniomania?
An uncontrollable desire to buy things.
What do noologists study?
An elephant is called a pachyderm what does it literally mean?
What is the Latin for ” I will please” a word used to mean a sugar pill that has no active effect?
What word can be added to the following to make 3 more words – Spoon, Tennis, Wine?
What is the term given to the study of the weather?
A petrologist studies what?
Rocks, their history and formation etc
What is philography?
Nostology is the study of what?
What ‘m’ is something purely fictitious?
What is a quadruped?
Any four footed animal
Thaslophobia is the fear of what?
Sitting Idle — doing nothing
Limnology is the study of what?
Marshes. From Greek
If you were a Lepidopterist, what would your hobby be?
Collecting Butterflies or moths
What disorder’s name is derived from the Greek for “without appetite”?
What does Kamikaze mean in English
How do you spell the word Pneumonia?
P n e u m o n i a
Atephobia is a fear of what?
What word describes the minimum number of members required to be present for the proceedings of an assembly to be valid ?
A Rafter is a collection of what creatures?
What is the only English word anagram of ‘wrong’?
Elizabeth I had anthrophobia what was she afraid of?
Daysypgal people suffer from what?
Ornithophily is what?
A type of reproduction among flowering plants.
If you had pogonophobia what would you be afraid of?
Which word can mean a flat-bottomed boat?
What is the only word in the English language that both begins and ends with the letters u-n-d?
Oikophobia is the fear of what?
What are yurts?
The domed, circular portable tents used by the nomads of Mongolia and Siberia.
Europhobia is the fear of what?
Which word went with Britannia to describe the supposedly vibrant late 90s?
What is the word meaning the act of killing a fetus in the womb?
What do you do if you are ‘somniloquist’?
You talk in your sleep
What word comes after Cloak, Ball and Waiting to form 3 new words?
What word for unthinking patriotism is derived from the name of one of Napoleon’s admirers?
Bovine means cow-like. What does murine mean?
What kind of voice does someone have if he or she is oxyphonic?
What is another common name for the word Calligraphy?
Handwriting. The art of fine handwriting, in which the form of the letters is decorative or elaborate. The term is usually applied to writing done in ink, but can also refer to inscriptions in a cursive script on stone or engraved in metal.
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