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 settle a dispute between two people or groups
To officiate a wedding
To reach a compromise
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Disdain (noun)
A feeling of indifference towards a peer
A feeling of contempt for someone or something regarded as unworthy
A feeling of admiration for someone
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Evanescent (adjective)
Sticking around for a long time
Tending to vanish like vaporer
A band
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Frugal (adjective)
Characterized by or reflecting economy in the use of resources
Lacking restraint in spending money or using resources
Grossly extravagant
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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)
Formal and respectful recognition
A written or oral defamatory statement
Words of praise
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Mundane (adjective)
Characterized by the practical, transitory, and ordinary
Producing excitement
Deviating from the normal or average
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Obsolete (adjective)
Having recently come into existence
No longer useful
Relevant
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Pretentious (adjective)
Expressive of exaggerated importance, worth, or stature
Not arrogant or assertive
Placing a moderate estimate on one's abilities or worth
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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)
Slow to react or respond to changing conditions
An ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change
Appearing stiff and unyielding
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Squabble (noun)
A type of dance
A peaceful conversation between friends
A noisy altercation or quarrel usually over petty matters
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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)
Sensitive mental or aesthetic perception
Free from care
To give little attention or respect to
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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)
Loud and lively
Fun and entertaining
Lacking interest, animation, or spirit
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Whine (verb)
To destroy something
To utter a high-pitched plaintive or distressed cry
To be happy with an outcome
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Winsome (adjective)
Possessing the ability to repel
Lacking beauty or charm
Generally pleasing and engaging
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