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 reach a compromise
To officiate a wedding
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Disdain (noun)
A feeling of contempt for someone or something regarded as unworthy
A feeling of admiration for someone
A feeling of indifference towards a peer
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Evanescent (adjective)
A band
Tending to vanish like vaporer
Sticking around for a long time
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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 or given to careful consideration
Marked by impulsive vehemence or passion
A state of tranquility
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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
Relevant
No longer useful
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Pretentious (adjective)
Placing a moderate estimate on one's abilities or worth
Not arrogant or assertive
Expressive of exaggerated importance, worth, or stature
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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
Appearing stiff and unyielding
An ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change
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Squabble (noun)
A noisy altercation or quarrel usually over petty matters
A peaceful conversation between friends
A type of dance
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Succumb (verb)
To be the very best
To yield to superior strength or force
To persist
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Tact (noun)
Sensitive mental or aesthetic perception
To give little attention or respect to
Free from care
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Transient (adjective)
Passing especially quickly into and out of existence
Lasting or durable
Indefinitely long-continued
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Vapid (adjective)
Loud and lively
Lacking interest, animation, or spirit
Fun and entertaining
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Whine (verb)
To utter a high-pitched plaintive or distressed cry
To destroy something
To be happy with an outcome
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Winsome (adjective)
Generally pleasing and engaging
Possessing the ability to repel
Lacking beauty or charm
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