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Strange but Elegant Words Quiz: L-M

This is the latest in our occasional series of quizzes about strange but elegant English words. Sometimes I’ll give you a definition, and let you choose the right word; and sometimes I’ll give you a word and let you choose the definition. Let us know how you get on! πŸ™‚

Earlier quizzes in this series: Strange but Elegant Words A–C,        D–E,        F–K.

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Data correct per Oxford Dictionaries. Cover image: Public domain.

  • Question of

    What is a lactarium?

    • A diary
    • A dairy
    • A milk bath
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    The long dangling tail of a medieval academic hood is also known as a…

    • Labarum
    • Lollygag
    • Liripipe
  • Question of

    What is a loblolly?

    • A type of North American pine tree
    • An argument about words
    • Time spent in an aimless or lazy way
  • Question of

    A person who scavenges in riverside mud at low tide is a…

    • A muckraker
    • A mudlark
    • A waterflapper
  • Question of

    What is a monorchid?

    • An orchid whose bloom is of a single colour
    • A plantsperson who grows only orchids
    • A man with just one testicle
  • Question of

    Another word for a joker or wild card

    • Mistigris
    • Mimsy
    • Mumpsimus
  • Question of

    What is a merrythought?

    • An artificial covering of hair for the pubic area
    • A banner or flag bearing symbolic motifs
    • A bird’s wishbone
  • Question of

    In West Indian slang, to mamaguy means…

    • To deceive someone with flattery
    • To travel from place to place selling small items
    • To tear something up by the roots
  • Question of

    In South African slang, this means simultaneous rain and sunshine

    • An aardvark’s party
    • An hippo’s orgy
    • A monkey’s wedding
  • Question of

    What is a mixologist?

    • A native of the English county of Wiltshire
    • Someone who swallows food greedily
    • Someone who can transform themselves into a wolf
    • Someone skilled at mixing cocktails


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