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
Witty remark
Modern
Huge

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Zeal
Eagerness
Bad eyesight
Frugal

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Yearn
Own
Fidget
Longing for something

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Wary
Cautious
Trusting
Impulsive

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Vivacious
Irritating
Lively
Large

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Taut
Studious
Easy-going
Stretched or tight

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Scarce
Overflowing
Abundance
Insufficient

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Obscure
Sharp
Frightening
Unclear

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Meddlesome
Snobby
Avoiding
Interfering

10 of 40What does this word mean?

Lethargic
Lazy
Anxious
Opposite

11 of 40What does this word mean?

Kinship
Connection or bond
Lazy
Disinterest

12 of 40What does this word mean?

Jargon
Slang
Game
Ceramic

13 of 40What does this word mean?

Imminent
Unstable
Sluggish
Likely

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Haughty
Arrogant
Hot
Humble

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Gaudy
Unsophisticated
Slippery
Flashy

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Fickle
Unstable
Firm
Creative

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Emulate
Neglect
Copy or match
Compete

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Dire
Extremely serious
Exciting
Original

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Chivalrous
Rude
A Cough
Courteous

20 of 40What does this word mean?

Bolster
Strengthen
Damage
Weaken

21 of 40What does this word mean?

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

22 of 40What does this word mean?

Ambivalence
eagerness
indifference
loud

23 of 40What does this word mean?

Luminous
taciturn
dull
radiant

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Lucid
ugly
very clear
shiny

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Gregarious
friendly
pretty
shy

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Ornate
Abandon
Advantageous
Flamboyant

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Denounce
release
travel
speak out against

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Keen
Smart or sharp
Unsteady or unbalanced
A kneecap

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Parched
Standing
Excited
Thirsty

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Euphoric
Natural
Confusing
Happy

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Tenacious
Timid
Stubborn
Crazy

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Stationary
Not sleeping
Not moving
Not breathing

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

34 of 40What does this word mean?

Bough
Tree branch
Broach
Bow

35 of 40What does this word mean?

Enamor
To fascinate
A feeling of love
Metal armor

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

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

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Pragmatic
Practical
Smart
Containing two parts

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Jovial
Happy or joyous
A tale or account
Childish

40 of 40What does this word mean?

Grisly
Gruesome, revolting
Handsome
A type of bear
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