Kevin Eng / Creative Commons / Via commons.wikimedia.org These are all words that can be found in a current dictionary. Without looking them up, try to guess the correct meaning of the following: 1. Trumpery Luggage designed for carrying an instrument Correct Incorrect Luggage designed for carrying an instrument Worthless nonsense Correct Incorrect Worthless nonsense The act of being more important than someone else Correct Incorrect The act of being more important than someone else A place where trumpets are serviced Correct Incorrect A place where trumpets are serviced Correct! Wrong! Trumpery means worthless nonsense or junk. 2. Koumpounophobia Fear of buttons Correct Incorrect Fear of buttons Fear of crocodiles Correct Incorrect Fear of crocodiles Fear of raccoons Correct Incorrect Fear of raccoons Fear of sharp objects Correct Incorrect Fear of sharp objects Correct! Wrong! Koumpounophobia is the fear of buttons. 3. Bumfuzzle A cluster of honeybees Correct Incorrect A cluster of honeybees The act of tripping and falling Correct Incorrect The act of tripping and falling To confuse or fluster Correct Incorrect To confuse or fluster To flourish or grow Correct Incorrect To flourish or grow Correct! Wrong! Bumfuzzle means to confuse or fluster. 4. Borborygmus A mythical horned sea creature Correct Incorrect A mythical horned sea creature A rumbling sound in the intestines Correct Incorrect A rumbling sound in the intestines A lump on the skin due to excessive growth of fibrous tissue Correct Incorrect A lump on the skin due to excessive growth of fibrous tissue A scarring of the bronchial tubes Correct Incorrect A scarring of the bronchial tubes Correct! Wrong! Borborygmus means intestinal rumbling caused by moving gas. 5. Callipygian Having a shapely booty Correct Incorrect Having a shapely booty A person who has beautiful handwriting Correct Incorrect A person who has beautiful handwriting A person who has big eyes Correct Incorrect A person who has big eyes One with extensive knowledge of firearms Correct Incorrect One with extensive knowledge of firearms Correct! Wrong! Callipygian means having shapely buttocks. 6. Pilgarlic A cruciferous vegetable Correct Incorrect A cruciferous vegetable A jokester Correct Incorrect A jokester A tool used for carving rocks Correct Incorrect A tool used for carving rocks A bald-headed man Correct Incorrect A bald-headed man Correct! Wrong! Pilgarlic means a bald-headed man. 7. Mumpsimus One who steals things that are not very valuable Correct Incorrect One who steals things that are not very valuable A notion that is held even though it's unreasonable Correct Incorrect A notion that is held even though it's unreasonable Talk that is not important or meaningful Correct Incorrect Talk that is not important or meaningful The dead body of someone who has voluntarily donated an organ Correct Incorrect The dead body of someone who has voluntarily donated an organ Correct! Wrong! Mumpsimus means a traditional notion that is obstinately held although it is unreasonable. 8. Frippery Something that is not necessary or serious Correct Incorrect Something that is not necessary or serious Something that is added to make something else more attractive Correct Incorrect Something that is added to make something else more attractive A temporary or second lodging Correct Incorrect A temporary or second lodging An elusive concept Correct Incorrect An elusive concept Correct! Wrong! Frippery means something that is not necessary or not serious. 9. Gardyloo A collection of tulips Correct Incorrect A collection of tulips A guest outhouse Correct Incorrect A guest outhouse An herb that grows in tropical climates Correct Incorrect An herb that grows in tropical climates A warning cry Correct Incorrect A warning cry Correct! Wrong! Gardyloo refers to a warning cry used in Edinburgh when it was customary to throw slops from the windows into the streets. 10. Tommyrot A bacterial skin infection Correct Incorrect A bacterial skin infection A joke made in poor taste Correct Incorrect A joke made in poor taste Foolishness Correct Incorrect Foolishness Heartbreak Correct Incorrect Heartbreak Correct! Wrong! Tommyrot means utter foolishness or nonsense. 11. Abecedarian A person learning the rudiments of something Correct Incorrect A person learning the rudiments of something A former magician Correct Incorrect A former magician One who studies clay or clay minerals Correct Incorrect One who studies clay or clay minerals A person who is especially prone to illness Correct Incorrect A person who is especially prone to illness Correct! Wrong! Abecedarian means one learning the rudiments of something (as the alphabet). 12. Tmesis An infection caused by tick-borne bacteria Correct Incorrect An infection caused by tick-borne bacteria An ability to learn and understand things gradually without much effort Correct Incorrect An ability to learn and understand things gradually without much effort Separation of parts of a compound word by the intervention of one or more words Correct Incorrect A turning inward of the eyelashes often causing irritation of the eyeball Correct Incorrect Correct! Wrong! Tmesis means separation of parts of a compound word by the intervention of one or more words (e.g., "what place soever" for "whatsoever place"). 13. Crapulence Sickness caused by excessive eating or drinking Correct Incorrect Sickness caused by excessive eating or drinking A rupturing of the intestines Correct Incorrect A rupturing of the intestines Ownership of excessive amounts of jewels Correct Incorrect Ownership of excessive amounts of jewels A gambling addiction Correct Incorrect A gambling addiction Correct! Wrong! Crapulence means sickness caused by excessive eating or drinking. 14. Skosh To strike down Correct Incorrect To strike down To forgive Correct Incorrect To forgive To sweep something under the rug Correct Incorrect To sweep something under the rug A small amount Correct Incorrect A small amount Correct! Wrong! Skosh means a small amount; a smidgen. 15. Slubber To fumble with one's words Correct Incorrect To fumble with one's words To lose confidence Correct Incorrect To lose confidence To lose focus Correct Incorrect To lose focus To perform carelessly Correct Incorrect To perform carelessly Correct! Wrong! Slubber means to perform hastily or carelessly. 16. Folderol A kitchen tool used to crush garlic Correct Incorrect A kitchen tool used to crush garlic Excessive confidence Correct Incorrect Excessive confidence Foolish words or ideas Correct Incorrect Foolish words or ideas A medicine used to treat stomach cramps Correct Incorrect A medicine used to treat stomach cramps Correct! Wrong! Folderol means foolish language, behavior, or ideas. 17. Quodlibet A piece of music containing several different melodies Correct Incorrect A piece of music containing several different melodies A flat outdoor area for recreational activities Correct Incorrect A flat outdoor area for recreational activities A geometrical shape Correct Incorrect A geometrical shape The act of going to a far extent Correct Incorrect The act of going to a far extent Correct! Wrong! Quodlibet means a whimsical combination of familiar melodies or texts. 18. Yclept An archaic name for a bartender Correct Incorrect An archaic name for a bartender To confuse one person for another Correct Incorrect To confuse one person for another A heinous crime Correct Incorrect A heinous crime To call or be named Correct Incorrect To call or be named Correct! Wrong! Yclept is the past tense of the archaic word "clepe," which means to call. 19. Jiggery-pokery A type of dance Correct Incorrect A type of dance Dishonest or suspicious activity Correct Incorrect Dishonest or suspicious activity A game once played at casinos Correct Incorrect A game once played at casinos Quiet conversation Correct Incorrect Quiet conversation Correct! Wrong! Jiggery-pokery means dishonest or suspicious activity. 20. Usufruct The right to use or enjoy something Correct Incorrect The right to use or enjoy something An area where trains park Correct Incorrect An area where trains park A citrus fruit found in cold climates Correct Incorrect A citrus fruit found in cold climates The act of breaching a contract Correct Incorrect The act of breaching a contract Correct! Wrong! Usufruct means the legal right of using and enjoying the fruits or profits of something belonging to another. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF kokobuk.tumblr.com Want more fun word trivia? 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