Quiz: Not Everyone Knows The Actual Definition Of These 18 Words. Do You?

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You should know these definitions, but do you?

Can you match everyday words like "arbitrate" and "disdain" to their definitions? Prove you know your terms with this common knowledge quiz.

 Apr 24, 2018

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Arbitrate (verb)
To officiate a wedding
To reach a compromise
To settle a dispute between two people or groups

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Disdain (noun)
A feeling of admiration for someone
A feeling of contempt for someone or something regarded as unworthy
A feeling of indifference towards a peer

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Evanescent (adjective)
Tending to vanish like vaporer
A band
Sticking around for a long time

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Frugal (adjective)
Grossly extravagant
Characterized by or reflecting economy in the use of resources
Lacking restraint in spending money or using resources

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Impetuous (adjective)
Marked by impulsive vehemence or passion
A state of tranquility
Marked by or given to careful consideration

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Libel (noun)
Words of praise
A written or oral defamatory statement
Formal and respectful recognition

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Mundane (adjective)
Deviating from the normal or average
Characterized by the practical, transitory, and ordinary
Producing excitement

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Obsolete (adjective)
Relevant
No longer useful
Having recently come into existence

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Pretentious (adjective)
Not arrogant or assertive
Expressive of exaggerated importance, worth, or stature
Placing a moderate estimate on one's abilities or worth

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Prudence (noun)
Not taking care
The ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason
Lack of knowledge, education, or awareness

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Resilience (noun)
Appearing stiff and unyielding
An ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change
Slow to react or respond to changing conditions

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Squabble (noun)
A peaceful conversation between friends
A noisy altercation or quarrel usually over petty matters
A type of dance

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Succumb (verb)
To persist
To yield to superior strength or force
To be the very best

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Tact (noun)
To give little attention or respect to
Free from care
Sensitive mental or aesthetic perception

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Transient (adjective)
Lasting or durable
Passing especially quickly into and out of existence
Indefinitely long-continued

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Vapid (adjective)
Lacking interest, animation, or spirit
Loud and lively
Fun and entertaining

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Whine (verb)
To be happy with an outcome
To utter a high-pitched plaintive or distressed cry
To destroy something

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Winsome (adjective)
Lacking beauty or charm
Generally pleasing and engaging
Possessing the ability to repel
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