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

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Quip
Huge
Modern
Witty remark

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Zeal
Eagerness
Frugal
Bad eyesight

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Yearn
Fidget
Own
Longing for something

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Wary
Cautious
Impulsive
Trusting

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Vivacious
Lively
Large
Irritating

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Taut
Studious
Easy-going
Stretched or tight

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Scarce
Abundance
Insufficient
Overflowing

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Obscure
Sharp
Unclear
Frightening

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Meddlesome
Avoiding
Snobby
Interfering

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Lethargic
Opposite
Lazy
Anxious

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Kinship
Lazy
Disinterest
Connection or bond

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Jargon
Ceramic
Game
Slang

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Imminent
Unstable
Sluggish
Likely

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Haughty
Arrogant
Hot
Humble

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Gaudy
Slippery
Flashy
Unsophisticated

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Fickle
Unstable
Creative
Firm

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Emulate
Compete
Copy or match
Neglect

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Dire
Extremely serious
Exciting
Original

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Chivalrous
Courteous
A Cough
Rude

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Bolster
Strengthen
Damage
Weaken

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

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Ambivalence
indifference
loud
eagerness

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Luminous
radiant
taciturn
dull

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Lucid
very clear
shiny
ugly

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Gregarious
shy
pretty
friendly

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Ornate
Abandon
Flamboyant
Advantageous

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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
Standing
Thirsty
Excited

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Euphoric
Natural
Confusing
Happy

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Tenacious
Stubborn
Timid
Crazy

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Stationary
Not moving
Not sleeping
Not breathing

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

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Bough
Bow
Broach
Tree branch

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Enamor
Metal armor
A feeling of love
To fascinate

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

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

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Pragmatic
Smart
Practical
Containing two parts

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Jovial
Childish
Happy or joyous
A tale or account

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Grisly
Gruesome, revolting
Handsome
A type of bear
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