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

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 Aug 07, 2018

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Quip
Witty remark
Modern
Huge

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Zeal
Eagerness
Bad eyesight
Frugal

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Yearn
Own
Longing for something
Fidget

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Wary
Impulsive
Cautious
Trusting

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Vivacious
Large
Irritating
Lively

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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
Interfering
Snobby
Avoiding

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Lethargic
Lazy
Opposite
Anxious

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Kinship
Connection or bond
Lazy
Disinterest

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Jargon
Game
Slang
Ceramic

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Imminent
Sluggish
Unstable
Likely

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Haughty
Hot
Humble
Arrogant

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Gaudy
Unsophisticated
Slippery
Flashy

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Fickle
Firm
Unstable
Creative

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Emulate
Copy or match
Compete
Neglect

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Dire
Extremely serious
Original
Exciting

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Chivalrous
Rude
Courteous
A Cough

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Bolster
Damage
Strengthen
Weaken

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

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Ambivalence
loud
indifference
eagerness

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Luminous
taciturn
radiant
dull

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Lucid
ugly
shiny
very clear

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Gregarious
pretty
friendly
shy

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Ornate
Abandon
Flamboyant
Advantageous

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Denounce
travel
speak out against
release

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Keen
A kneecap
Smart or sharp
Unsteady or unbalanced

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Parched
Standing
Thirsty
Excited

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Euphoric
Natural
Confusing
Happy

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Tenacious
Crazy
Timid
Stubborn

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Stationary
Not sleeping
Not moving
Not breathing

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

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Bough
Bow
Tree branch
Broach

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Discrete
Separate and distinct
Acting in an overwhelming manner
Careful not to attract attention

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

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

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Pragmatic
Smart
Containing two parts
Practical

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Jovial
Happy or joyous
Childish
A tale or account

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Grisly
Gruesome, revolting
A type of bear
Handsome
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