Quiz: Only Certified Geniuses Will Know The Meaning Of These Tricky Words

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 Aug 29, 2018

1 of 25Choose the correct meaning!

Dwindle
To steal someone's idea
Become smaller or lose interest
Lost in translation

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Daunting
A dangerous path
A difficult task
A steep road

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Shoddy
Betrayal of trust
Of inferior workmanship
Protection from the sun

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Banal
To be particular of certain tasks
Reject people's perspective
Lacking originality

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Amicable
Friendly
Distrust
Jugdmental

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Diabolical
Evil
Enormous
Boiling point

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Gaudy
Minimal
Hidden
Flashy

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Prod
Showcase possession or talent
Push against gently
Grow a plant

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Pessimist
Someone who expects the worst
Someone who expects the best
Someone who is realistic

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Eschew
Avoid or stay away
Chewing rapidly
Multiple sneezes usually caused by allergens

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Ethos
Demoralizing nature
Set of rules and guidelines
The distinctive spirit of a culture

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Indenture
Fake set of teeth
Formal agreement as to terms of a debt
Cause pain and suffering

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Protract
Withdraw one's support
Trapped in a container
Lengthen time

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Detach
Welcome change
Honor one's word
To become separated

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Leery
Sneaking around
Frightening nature
Openly distrustful

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Relegate
Uphold status quo
Deregulate policy and procedure
Assign to a lower position

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Embed
To extract
Put to rest
Set securely

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Discomfit
To outgrow a clothing item
Cause to lose one's composure
To suppress discomfort

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Candor
Trait of being honest or frank
To use to your advantage
To entrap someone

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Abysmal
Confusing
Orderly fashion
Extremely bad

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Abstract
Existing purely in the mind
Defined rules of attraction
A jumble of words

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Xenophobia
Fear of strangers or foreigners
Fear of shadows
Fear of oneself

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Sanguine
A novice at any field
Someone optimistic and cheerful
A wine expert

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Plagiarize
To exaggerate a series of events
To provide a quote from a famous author
Take without referencing from someone's writing or speech

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Paradigm
A standard or example
Opposing view
A shift in thinking
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