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

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 Nov 04, 2020

1 of 20What does this word mean?

Zephyr
Soft wind
Shallow stream
Desert tree

2 of 20What does this word mean?

Wanton
Lewd and promiscuous
Happy
Uninteresting

3 of 20What does this word mean?

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

4 of 20What does this word mean?

Relegate
Terminate
Promote
Demote

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

7 of 20What does this word mean?

Ignite
Restore to good health
Cause to start burning
Overcome

8 of 20What does this word mean?

Sanguine
Confidently cheerful
Dehydration headache
Type of pasta

9 of 20What does this word mean?

Bilked
Deceived
Entitled to a special discount
Lied to

10 of 20What does this word mean?

Adumbrate
Submit in a timely manner
Revise
Roughly outline

11 of 20What does this word mean?

Proscribed
Commanded against
Force to leave
Come out into view

12 of 20What does this word mean?

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

13 of 20What does this word mean?

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

14 of 20What does this word mean?

Mawkishly
Eagerly
Hesitatingly
Insincerely emotional

15 of 20What does this word mean?

Neophyte
Moderately proficient
Expert
Beginner

16 of 20What does this word mean?

Parlance
Vernacular
Hatred
Isolation

17 of 20What does this word mean?

Impugn
Friendly and pleasant
Wear off or die down
Contradict

18 of 20What does this word mean?

Subvert
Offensive
A sum of money
Overthrow

19 of 20What does this word mean?

Arbitrary
Extreme ill repute
Despotic
Lazy

20 of 20What does this word mean?

Persecute
Enjoy
Afflict
Amuse
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