English Quiz: Sound-Alike Words Edition!

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

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 Jul 20, 2018
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Question: 1/22Pick the correct word!


A distorted, unpleasantly mutated version of something
Travesty
Disaster

Question: 2/22Pick the correct word!


Unwilling to speak or not forthcoming
Reticent
Hesitant

Question: 3/22Pick the correct word!


Predictably at regular intervals
Regularly
Often

Question: 4/22Pick the correct word!


To prove something is false
Refute
Deny

Question: 5/22Pick the correct word!


To speak or act evasively
Prevaricate
Procrastinate

Question: 6/22Pick the correct word!


Too much of
Plethora
Plentiful

Question: 7/22Pick the correct word!


To study in great detail
Browse
Peruse

Question: 8/22Pick the correct word!


Forgetful or lacking memory
Oblivious
Unaware

Question: 9/22Pick the correct word!


Perplexed or confounded
Unbothered
Nonplussed

Question: 10/22Pick the correct word!


Lush, overblown, or prolifically overabundant
Luxurious
Luxuriant

Question: 11/22Pick the correct word!


To be unwilling
Loathe
Loath

Question: 12/22Pick the correct word!


To sharpen
Home
Hone

Question: 13/22Pick the correct word!


Gray-haired
Grisly
Grizzly

Question: 14/22Pick the correct word!


Happening by chance or luck
Fortuitous
Fortunate

Question: 15/22Pick the correct word!


To openly disregard
Flaunt
Flout

Question: 16/22Pick the correct word!


A fact which has no existence before appearing in a magazine or newspaper
Factoid
Trivia

Question: 17/22Pick the correct word!


To be put to death or be injured by an electric current
Electrocuted
Shocked

Question: 18/22Pick the correct word!


Impartial, uninvolved, or unbiased
Uninterested
Disinterested

Question: 19/22Pick the correct word!


A choice between two alternatives
Dilemma
Quandary

Question: 20/22Pick the correct word!


To express disapproval or denounce
Depreciate
Deprecate

Question: 21/22Pick the correct word!


Dazed, bewildered, or addled
Bemused
Amused

Question: 22/22Pick the correct word!


Exchange one skill, commodity, or thing for another
Barter
Haggle
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