It takes at least one vowel to make a word. Test your knowledge of these terms that contain all five—and even one with “y.”
1. emulation—A: atomic radiation. B: imitation. C: anticipation.
2. nefarious—A: wicked and immoral. B: unwarranted. C: from outlying regions.
3. auriferous—A: helping with hearing. B: having perfect musical pitch. C: containing gold.
4. inoculate—A: hide from sight. B: drink the first alcoholic beverage of the night. C: inject with a weak form of a disease for protection.
5. exultation—A: triumphant rejoicing. B: promotion to a position of higher authority. C: surreal outof-body experience.
6. oleaginous—A: exaggeratedly complimentary. B: profusely blooming. C: concerning a planet’s orbit.
7. delusional—A: known to magicians. B: believed despite evidence to the contrary. C: previously misunderstood but now clear.
8. eunoia—A: goodwill. B: broad and encompassing knowledge. C: annoyance and agitation.
9. gelatinous—A: gilded in the Roman style. B: vibrantly coloured. C: viscous like jelly.
10. fluoridate—A: defend an academic thesis. B: distill flower scents for perfume. C: add fluorides.
11. ambidextrous—A: able to use both hands equally well. B: with an amber-like glow. C: having extremely flexible joints.
12. adventitious—A: adventurous and daring. B: concerning Advent in the church calendar. C: by chance rather than by design.
13. renunciation—A: act of joining a holy order. B: act of refusing or giving up. C: planned sequence of events.
14. mustachioed—A: seasoned with mustard. B: with a moustache. C: sneezing because of allergies.
15. facetiously—A: flippantly. B: apologetically. C: confusedly.