Quiz: Only A Professor Could Pass This English Terminology Test. Can You?

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Are you a true English scholar? Test yourself!

This quiz will test your knowledge of all things English! Do you really know the meaning of all these difficult words? Prove it!

 Mar 01, 2020

1 of 40What does this word mean?

Quip
Modern
Witty remark
Huge

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Zeal
Bad eyesight
Eagerness
Frugal

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Yearn
Own
Longing for something
Fidget

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Wary
Impulsive
Trusting
Cautious

5 of 40What does this word mean?

Vivacious
Lively
Irritating
Large

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Taut
Easy-going
Stretched or tight
Studious

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Scarce
Abundance
Insufficient
Overflowing

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Obscure
Frightening
Unclear
Sharp

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Meddlesome
Avoiding
Snobby
Interfering

10 of 40What does this word mean?

Lethargic
Lazy
Anxious
Opposite

11 of 40What does this word mean?

Kinship
Disinterest
Lazy
Connection or bond

12 of 40What does this word mean?

Jargon
Ceramic
Slang
Game

13 of 40What does this word mean?

Imminent
Sluggish
Unstable
Likely

14 of 40What does this word mean?

Haughty
Arrogant
Hot
Humble

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Gaudy
Flashy
Slippery
Unsophisticated

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Fickle
Unstable
Firm
Creative

17 of 40What does this word mean?

Emulate
Compete
Neglect
Copy or match

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Dire
Original
Extremely serious
Exciting

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Chivalrous
Courteous
A Cough
Rude

20 of 40What does this word mean?

Bolster
Weaken
Strengthen
Damage

21 of 40What does this word mean?

Ingenious
a higher education institution
someone who doesn't speak
showing skill

22 of 40What does this word mean?

Ambivalence
loud
indifference
eagerness

23 of 40What does this word mean?

Luminous
dull
radiant
taciturn

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Lucid
very clear
shiny
ugly

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Gregarious
pretty
friendly
shy

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Ornate
Advantageous
Flamboyant
Abandon

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Denounce
release
travel
speak out against

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Keen
Unsteady or unbalanced
Smart or sharp
A kneecap

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Parched
Standing
Thirsty
Excited

30 of 40What does this word mean?

Euphoric
Natural
Confusing
Happy

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Tenacious
Crazy
Timid
Stubborn

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Stationary
Not moving
Not breathing
Not sleeping

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Exert
Make a great effort
To take away something
A passage of a book

34 of 40What does this word mean?

Bough
Broach
Tree branch
Bow

35 of 40What does this word mean?

Enamor
A feeling of love
To fascinate
Metal armor

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Torturous
Full of twists; complex
Impossible
Full of pain or suffering

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Recluse
To cause to flow
A person who is included
A person who is withdrawn from society

38 of 40What does this word mean?

Pragmatic
Smart
Practical
Containing two parts

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Jovial
Childish
A tale or account
Happy or joyous

40 of 40What does this word mean?

Grisly
Gruesome, revolting
Handsome
A type of bear
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