Quiz: Only An English Teacher Can Define These 22 Advanced Words. Can You?

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 Dec 11, 2019

1 of 22Pick The Correct Definition!

Relegate
Succeed
Terminate
Demote

2 of 22Pick The Correct Definition!

Analogous
Similar
Difficult
Opposite

3 of 22Pick The Correct Definition!

Desolate
Creative
Barren
Logical

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Complement
Give a free sample or side dish
Politely express praise
Complete or perfect

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Engender
To cause
To annoy
To corrupt

6 of 22Pick The Correct Definition!

Sanguine
Mysterious
Optimistic
Intriguing

7 of 22Pick The Correct Definition!

Bolster
To cry
To support
To entertain

8 of 22Pick The Correct Definition!

Adequate
Outgoing
Sufficient
Emapthetic

9 of 22Pick The Correct Definition!

Paramount
Lazy
Important
Unreliable

10 of 22Pick The Correct Definition!

Malicious
Carefree
Eager
Harmful

11 of 22Pick The Correct Definition!

Lucrative
Permanent
Illegal
Profitable

12 of 22Pick The Correct Definition!

Neophyte
Beginner
Expert
Proficient

13 of 22Pick The Correct Definition!

Contingency
Dependence on chance
Apathy
Bribery

14 of 22Pick The Correct Definition!

Incite
To encourage or stir up
To sustain
To regret deeply or strongly

15 of 22Pick The Correct Definition!

Collaborate
To cooperate
To educate
To pay off

16 of 22Pick The Correct Definition!

Relinquish
To promote
To attack
To renounce or surrender

17 of 22Pick The Correct Definition!

Spontaneous
Offensive
Given to acting upon sudden impulses
Unaware

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Docile
Aggressively hostile
Easily managed or handled
Happening or produced by chance

19 of 22Pick The Correct Definition!

Unilateral
Melancholy
Significant
One-sided

20 of 22Pick The Correct Definition!

Meticulous
Precise or thorough
Bashful
Ignorant

21 of 22Pick The Correct Definition!

Nonchalant
Calm
Agitated
Remorseful

22 of 22Pick The Correct Definition!

Precarious
Uncertain or unstable
Impending
Hasty or sudden
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