English Quiz: Sound-Alike Words Edition!

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

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 Jul 20, 2018
1 of 22Pick the correct word!
A distorted, unpleasantly mutated version of something
Travesty
Disaster
2 of 22Pick the correct word!
Unwilling to speak or not forthcoming
Reticent
Hesitant
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Predictably at regular intervals
Often
Regularly
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To prove something is false
Deny
Refute
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To speak or act evasively
Prevaricate
Procrastinate
6 of 22Pick the correct word!
Too much of
Plentiful
Plethora
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To study in great detail
Browse
Peruse
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Forgetful or lacking memory
Oblivious
Unaware
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Perplexed or confounded
Unbothered
Nonplussed
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Lush, overblown, or prolifically overabundant
Luxurious
Luxuriant
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To be unwilling
Loathe
Loath
12 of 22Pick the correct word!
To sharpen
Home
Hone
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Gray-haired
Grizzly
Grisly
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Happening by chance or luck
Fortuitous
Fortunate
15 of 22Pick the correct word!
To openly disregard
Flaunt
Flout
16 of 22Pick the correct word!
A fact which has no existence before appearing in a magazine or newspaper
Factoid
Trivia
17 of 22Pick the correct word!
To be put to death or be injured by an electric current
Electrocuted
Shocked
18 of 22Pick the correct word!
Impartial, uninvolved, or unbiased
Disinterested
Uninterested
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A choice between two alternatives
Dilemma
Quandary
20 of 22Pick the correct word!
To express disapproval or denounce
Deprecate
Depreciate
21 of 22Pick the correct word!
Dazed, bewildered, or addled
Bemused
Amused
22 of 22Pick the correct word!
Exchange one skill, commodity, or thing for another
Barter
Haggle
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