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

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Is your vocab better than most people's?

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
Sullen
Happy
Angry

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Transient
Permanent
Fleeting
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
Concrete and physically present
Existing only in the mind
With substantial evidence

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Mundane
Rare
Dull
Exceptional

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

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Frugal
Fancy
Thrifty
Smart

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Resilient
Quick to recover
Rigid
Weak

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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
Certain
Unlikely
Distant

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

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Abdicate
Rule
Escape
Give up power

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

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Reclusive
Social
Childlike
Withdrawn

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Plausible
Credible
Impossible
Irrational

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Dismay
Disappointment
Anger
Sadness

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Vanish
hide
disappear
move

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