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Answer: A Quiz That Gives Off Heat and Stimulates the Organ That We Are Fools With

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Quiz Guy John Chaneski has been thumbing through The Devil’s Dictionary (Bookshop|Amazon), the satirical work by Ambrose Bierce that provides cheeky definitions for familiar words. For example, Bierce defines the word positive as “mistaken at the top of one’s voice.” John wants to know: Based on their definitions, can you guess a series of words that Bierce features in his dictionary? For example, what’s a 10-letter word that starts with A and might be defined as “our polite recognition of another’s resemblance to ourselves.” This is part of a complete episode.

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