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"
Gravity
Hurtle
Cajole

2 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

"Stubbornly resistant to authority or control"
Conduct
Passage
Recalcitrant

3 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

"A section of text"
Interpolate
Passage
Hypothesis

4 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

"To hide feelings from one another"
Dissimulate
Ruse
Surreptitious

5 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

"To realize the truth"
Inimical
Convince
Undertake

6 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

"Cleverly amusing in tone"
Abjure
Facetious
Bellicose

7 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

"Refusal to purchase from specific organizations"
Despondent
Exult
Boycott

8 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

"To grow vigorously"
Expiate
Divulge
Flourish

9 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

"To show great excitement and interest"
Monotoned
Carefree
Enthusiastic

10 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

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

11 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

"A writing system using picture symbols"
Jovial
Hieroglyphic
Inference

12 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

"An alteration in form or qualities"
Antibody
Mutation
Ellipse

13 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

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

14 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

"Preferring to be alone"
Marsupial
Nocturnal
Reclusive

15 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

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

16 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

"Exceeding bounds of reason"
Outrageous
Quota
Recede

17 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

"Isolation to prevent infectious disease"
Quarantine
Solstice
Nuisance

18 of 18Pick The Correct Word!

"Lacking a definite plan or purpose"
Blandishment
Random
Undulate
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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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