Quiz: Can You Define All These Recently Added Webster Dictionary Words?

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 Nov 04, 2018

1 of 20What does this word mean?

Zephyr
Soft wind
Shallow stream
Desert tree

2 of 20What does this word mean?

Wanton
Happy
Uninteresting
Lewd and promiscuous

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Engendered
Gave rise to
Outlawed
Prohibited men and women from participating together in

4 of 20What does this word mean?

Relegate
Demote
Terminate
Promote

5 of 20What does this word mean?

Ecstatic
Overwhelming happiness
Hopeless
Bored

6 of 20What does this word mean?

Linger
Be in a state of confusion
Rush out
Stay in a place longer than necessary

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Ignite
Restore to good health
Cause to start burning
Overcome

8 of 20What does this word mean?

Sanguine
Confidently cheerful
Type of pasta
Dehydration headache

9 of 20What does this word mean?

Bilked
Deceived
Lied to
Entitled to a special discount

10 of 20What does this word mean?

Adumbrate
Submit in a timely manner
Roughly outline
Revise

11 of 20What does this word mean?

Proscribed
Force to leave
Come out into view
Commanded against

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Somber
Grave or gloomy in character
Effort to the point of exhaustion
Slightly salty

13 of 20What does this word mean?

Vulnerable
Capable of being wounded or hurt
A plan for attaining a particular goal
To move in large numbers

14 of 20What does this word mean?

Mawkishly
Hesitatingly
Insincerely emotional
Eagerly

15 of 20What does this word mean?

Neophyte
Expert
Beginner
Moderately proficient

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Parlance
Vernacular
Isolation
Hatred

17 of 20What does this word mean?

Impugn
Contradict
Wear off or die down
Friendly and pleasant

18 of 20What does this word mean?

Subvert
Offensive
Overthrow
A sum of money

19 of 20What does this word mean?

Arbitrary
Despotic
Lazy
Extreme ill repute

20 of 20What does this word mean?

Persecute
Afflict
Enjoy
Amuse
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