Surprisingly Few Americans Can Pass This High School Vocab Quiz. Can You?

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Time to use your words!

Have you mastered the English language? Can you remember the meaning of all of these vocabulary words?

 Apr 02, 2020

1 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

"The force of attraction between two items"
Hurtle
Gravity
Cajole

2 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

"Stubbornly resistant to authority or control"
Recalcitrant
Conduct
Passage

3 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

"A section of text"
Passage
Interpolate
Hypothesis

4 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

"To hide feelings from one another"
Ruse
Surreptitious
Dissimulate

5 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

"To realize the truth"
Undertake
Inimical
Convince

6 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

"Cleverly amusing in tone"
Facetious
Bellicose
Abjure

7 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

"Refusal to purchase from specific organizations"
Boycott
Despondent
Exult

8 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

"To grow vigorously"
Flourish
Expiate
Divulge

9 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

"To show great excitement and interest"
Enthusiastic
Carefree
Monotoned

10 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

"An ornament consisting of a grotesquely carved figure"
Fallacy
Quagmire
Gargoyle

11 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

"A writing system using picture symbols"
Jovial
Inference
Hieroglyphic

12 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

"An alteration in form or qualities"
Mutation
Ellipse
Antibody

13 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

"To hide one's true motives"
Fickle
Steadfast
Bamboozle

14 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

"Preferring to be alone"
Nocturnal
Marsupial
Reclusive

15 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

"An animal or plant that lives in or on a host"
Omnivore
Herbivore
Parasite

16 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

"Exceeding bounds of reason"
Quota
Recede
Outrageous

17 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

"Isolation to prevent infectious disease"
Solstice
Quarantine
Nuisance

18 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

"Lacking a definite plan or purpose"
Undulate
Random
Blandishment
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According to the Oxford Dictionary, the term "vocabulary" means "the words used by or known to a particular people" or, put more simply, "the words of a language." Some people like to impress others with their big vocabularies and use of so-called 50-cent words, others use their vocabulary knowledge more subtly, but the fact is we all had to learn new words at some time growing up. One of the most important parts of going to school is developing a good vocabulary. You probably remember those weekly classroom vocabulary tests that measured how well you learned words like "mortify" and "indolent". As an adult, you may not use words like that in your typical conversations with friends, which means you've likely forgotten many of the words you learned in middle school. Try your hand at our quiz to be declared the ultimate champion of words!

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