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 settle a dispute between two people or groups
To reach a compromise
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Disdain (noun)
A feeling of indifference towards a peer
A feeling of admiration for someone
A feeling of contempt for someone or something regarded as unworthy
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Evanescent (adjective)
Tending to vanish like vaporer
Sticking around for a long time
A band
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Frugal (adjective)
Lacking restraint in spending money or using resources
Grossly extravagant
Characterized by or reflecting economy in the use of 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
Formal and respectful recognition
A written or oral defamatory statement
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Mundane (adjective)
Producing excitement
Characterized by the practical, transitory, and ordinary
Deviating from the normal or average
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Obsolete (adjective)
Relevant
Having recently come into existence
No longer useful
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Pretentious (adjective)
Placing a moderate estimate on one's abilities or worth
Expressive of exaggerated importance, worth, or stature
Not arrogant or assertive
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Prudence (noun)
Not taking care
Lack of knowledge, education, or awareness
The ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason
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Resilience (noun)
An ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change
Slow to react or respond to changing conditions
Appearing stiff and unyielding
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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 yield to superior strength or force
To persist
To be the very best
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Tact (noun)
Free from care
To give little attention or respect to
Sensitive mental or aesthetic perception
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Transient (adjective)
Indefinitely long-continued
Lasting or durable
Passing especially quickly into and out of existence
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Vapid (adjective)
Loud and lively
Fun and entertaining
Lacking interest, animation, or spirit
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Whine (verb)
To utter a high-pitched plaintive or distressed cry
To be happy with an outcome
To destroy something
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Winsome (adjective)
Lacking beauty or charm
Possessing the ability to repel
Generally pleasing and engaging
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