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!

 Aug 07, 2018
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Quip
Huge
Modern
Witty remark
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Zeal
Frugal
Bad eyesight
Eagerness
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Yearn
Own
Fidget
Longing for something
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Wary
Impulsive
Trusting
Cautious
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Vivacious
Irritating
Lively
Large
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Taut
Stretched or tight
Easy-going
Studious
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Scarce
Insufficient
Overflowing
Abundance
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Obscure
Frightening
Sharp
Unclear
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Meddlesome
Avoiding
Interfering
Snobby
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Lethargic
Anxious
Opposite
Lazy
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Kinship
Lazy
Connection or bond
Disinterest
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Jargon
Slang
Ceramic
Game
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Imminent
Sluggish
Unstable
Likely
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Haughty
Arrogant
Hot
Humble
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Gaudy
Slippery
Flashy
Unsophisticated
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Fickle
Firm
Creative
Unstable
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Emulate
Copy or match
Neglect
Compete
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Dire
Exciting
Extremely serious
Original
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Chivalrous
Courteous
A Cough
Rude
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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
dull
radiant
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Lucid
shiny
very clear
ugly
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Gregarious
shy
friendly
pretty
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Ornate
Abandon
Advantageous
Flamboyant
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Denounce
speak out against
release
travel
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Keen
Unsteady or unbalanced
Smart or sharp
A kneecap
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Parched
Thirsty
Standing
Excited
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Euphoric
Happy
Confusing
Natural
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Tenacious
Crazy
Stubborn
Timid
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Stationary
Not sleeping
Not moving
Not breathing
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Exert
Make a great effort
A passage of a book
To take away something
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Bough
Bow
Broach
Tree branch
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Discrete
Acting in an overwhelming manner
Separate and distinct
Careful not to attract attention
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Torturous
Full of twists; complex
Impossible
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
Containing two parts
Practical
Smart
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Jovial
Childish
Happy or joyous
A tale or account
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Grisly
Gruesome, revolting
A type of bear
Handsome
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