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
Huge
Witty remark
Modern

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Zeal
Bad eyesight
Frugal
Eagerness

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Yearn
Fidget
Longing for something
Own

4 of 40What does this word mean?

Wary
Impulsive
Trusting
Cautious

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Vivacious
Lively
Irritating
Large

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Taut
Stretched or tight
Easy-going
Studious

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Scarce
Insufficient
Overflowing
Abundance

8 of 40What does this word mean?

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
Disinterest
Connection or bond
Lazy

12 of 40What does this word mean?

Jargon
Ceramic
Game
Slang

13 of 40What does this word mean?

Imminent
Unstable
Sluggish
Likely

14 of 40What does this word mean?

Haughty
Hot
Arrogant
Humble

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Gaudy
Unsophisticated
Flashy
Slippery

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Fickle
Firm
Unstable
Creative

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Emulate
Compete
Neglect
Copy or match

18 of 40What does this word mean?

Dire
Extremely serious
Original
Exciting

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Chivalrous
A Cough
Rude
Courteous

20 of 40What does this word mean?

Bolster
Weaken
Damage
Strengthen

21 of 40What does this word mean?

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

22 of 40What does this word mean?

Ambivalence
loud
indifference
eagerness

23 of 40What does this word mean?

Luminous
dull
taciturn
radiant

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Lucid
ugly
very clear
shiny

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Gregarious
shy
friendly
pretty

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Ornate
Advantageous
Abandon
Flamboyant

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Denounce
travel
release
speak out against

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Keen
A kneecap
Smart or sharp
Unsteady or unbalanced

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Parched
Thirsty
Standing
Excited

30 of 40What does this word mean?

Euphoric
Confusing
Natural
Happy

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Tenacious
Timid
Stubborn
Crazy

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Stationary
Not breathing
Not moving
Not sleeping

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

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Bough
Bow
Broach
Tree branch

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Enamor
A feeling of love
To fascinate
Metal armor

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

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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
Practical
Containing two parts

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Jovial
Happy or joyous
A tale or account
Childish

40 of 40What does this word mean?

Grisly
Handsome
A type of bear
Gruesome, revolting
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