Words at Play

Word Games & Brain Teasers

Our Most Popular Quick Quizzes

Each week on Facebook and Twitter we post a Quick Quiz about words. Here are some of our readers' favorites.

Question #1:

Add one letter to "fast" to create a word with the opposite meaning. The answer is ...

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Question #2:

Which word, which means "to deceive," rhymes with "refusal," "perusal," and "accusal"? The answer is ...

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Question #3:

What's special about this sentence: "The public was amazed to view the quickness and dexterity of the juggler"? The answer is ...

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It's a pangram - a short sentence containing all 26 letters of the English alphabet.

Question #4:

Fill in the missing letters in "ruaa" to cause an uproar. The answer is ...

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Question #5:

What 6-letter disease name begins with a vowel, ends with a vowel, and has no vowels in between? The answer is ...

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Question #6:

Which word that could describe the quote "what's up, doc?" has 6 consonants in a row? The answer is ...

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Question #7:

Which familiar 10-letter word can be typed using only the top letters of a standard keyboard? The answer is ...

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Question #8:

Which 14-letter word starts with the same 3 letters it ends with? (Solving this should be no sweat.) The answer is ...

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Question #8:

Rearrange the letters of "rescue" to describe what a rescued person might feel. The answer is ...

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Question #9:

Which 8-letter word for "a romantic, impractical action" scored 350 points in SCRABBLE, the most ever? The answer is ...

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Quixotry - a word that originates in the romantic, impractical actions of Don Quixote, hero of the novel Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605, 1615) by Cervantes.

It was played by a carpenter named Michael Cresta on October 12, 2006, in the basement of a Unitarian church in Lexington, MA.

We hope you enjoyed these quizzes!