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What is a 7 letter word meaning "an alloy or union of mercury with another metal"?
Amalgam
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In "Mary Poppins", the Banks family lived on what street?
Cherry Tree Lane
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Which U.S. state's two letter abbreviation is first alphabetically?
Alaska
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What does the saying "Don't cry wolf" mean?
Don't Give A False Alarm
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From which language does the name "coyote" originate?
Aztec
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What is a 6 letter word meaning "a way of approach or entrance; passage"?
Access
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What part of speech is "summary", meaning "an abstract"?
Noun
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What does "minuscule" mean?
Very Small
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What is an eight-letter word meaning "one who advocates or practices altruism"?
Altruist
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What is the present participle form of hunt?
Hunting
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What is a 10 letter word meaning "the act or process of absorbing"?
Absorption
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What part of speech is "susceptible", meaning "easily under a specified power or influence"?
Adjective
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If something is described as "noisome", what characteristic does it have?
Foul-Smelling
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What is a 5 letter word meaning "the superior of a community of monks"?
Abbot
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A plot arranges what in a story?
Sequence Of Events
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Which of these is an example of personification, The Weary Street or Weary Street Echoes With Pain?
Weary Street Echoes With Pain
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What is the word for a second-year student in high school or college?
Sophomore
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What part of speech is "supplementary", meaning "being an addition to"?
Adjective
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What word means prior to the Civil War?
Antebellum
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What is a 7 letter word meaning "employing harsh words or ill treatment"?
Abusive
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What is the meaning of the prefix poly?
Many
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What is the meaning of the prefix "auto"?
Self
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The word "hotel" originated in which language?
French
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What part of speech is "surreptitious", meaning "clandestine"?
Adjective
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