English Quiz: Words We All Misuse Edition!

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 May 22, 2018

1 of 22What does this word mean?

Travesty
A disaster or tragedy
A distorted, unpleasantly mutated version of something

2 of 22What does this word mean?

Reticent
Unwilling to speak or not forthcoming
Unenthusiastic or disinclined

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Regularly
Predictably at regular intervals
Often or frequently

4 of 22What does this word mean?

Refute
To prove something is false
To deny that something is true

5 of 22What does this word mean?

Prevaricate
To speak or act evasively
To put off to a later date

6 of 22What does this word mean?

Plethora
A lot of
Too much of

7 of 22What does this word mean?

Peruse
To read casually
To study in great detail

8 of 22What does this word mean?

Oblivious
Forgetful or lacking memory
Unaware or unconcerned

9 of 22What does this word mean?

Nonplussed
Perplexed or confounded
Unperturbed or unaffected

10 of 22What does this word mean?

Luxuriant
Lush, overblown, or prolifically overabundant
Characterized by luxury

11 of 22What does this word mean?

Loath
Unwilling
To dislike greatly

12 of 22What does this word mean?

Hone
To sharpen
To close in

13 of 22What does this word mean?

Grizzly
Gray-haired
Horrible

14 of 22What does this word mean?

Fortuitous
Happening by chance or luck
Happening by good luck

15 of 22What does this word mean?

Flout
To openly disregard
To show off

16 of 22What does this word mean?

Factoid
A throwaway piece of trivia
A fact which has no existence before appearing in a magazine or newspaper

17 of 22What does this word mean?

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

18 of 22What does this word mean?

Disinterested
Impartial, uninvolved, or unbiased
Bored, impervious, indifferent, or unemotional

19 of 22What does this word mean?

Dilemma
A problem or a quandary
A choice between two alternatives

20 of 22What does this word mean?

Deprecate
To reduce in value
To express disapproval or denounce

21 of 22What does this word mean?

Bemused
Wryly amused
Dazed, bewildered, or addled

22 of 22What does this word mean?

Barter
Negotiate a cash price
Exchange one skill, commodity, or thing for another
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