Very Few Americans Know The Meaning of These 25 PhD Level Words. Do You?

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How strong is your vocab? If you thing you have a pretty strong vocabulary, we think you'll know the meanings of these difficult words!

 Sep 25, 2018

1 of 25Define the word!

Morose
Angry
Sullen
Happy

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Transient
Fleeting
Permanent
Broken

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Skepticism
Strong doubt for the world in general
Belief in a higher power
Adhering to what is commonly accepted

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Abstract
With substantial evidence
Concrete and physically present
Existing only in the mind

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Mundane
Dull
Rare
Exceptional

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Democracy
Rule by the monarchy
Rule by the people
Rule by the middle class

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Frugal
Fancy
Thrifty
Smart

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Conservative
Radical and prone to revolutionary action
Unstable and fluent
Resistant to change

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Imperative
Condescending
Requiring attention or action
Unnecessary, unimportant, or pointless

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Anarchism
Heavily following the democratic party
Being unable to decide between being a democrat or a republican
The belief that all governments should be destroyed

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Omnipotent
Lawless and disordered
With high self-restraint
Having unlimited power

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Fallacy
A misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning
Something that is objectively true or factual
Something that one hopes to attain

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Filibuster
When delegates formally elect a party's nominee
When a senators obstructs the passage of a bill by talking continuously.
An informal meeting of local party members

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Paradox
An instance of questioning
The act of judging or assessing a person or situation
A statement that contradicts itself

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Resilient
Weak
Quick to recover
Rigid

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Contingent
Having unlimited power
Determined by conditions or circumstances that follow
Characterized by denial or opposition or resistance

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Inevitable
Unlikely
Distant
Certain

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Globalization
Conquering other nations
Trend toward the breakdown of state borders
Using only one currency across multiple countries

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Abdicate
Escape
Rule
Give up power

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Contradiction
Opposition between two ideas or conflict
Two ideas that logically coexist
Intended flattery

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Reclusive
Withdrawn
Social
Childlike

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Plausible
Credible
Impossible
Irrational

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Dismay
Disappointment
Anger
Sadness

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Vanish
hide
move
disappear

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Initiate
To end something
To be in the middle of something
To begin something
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