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
Witty remark
Huge
Modern

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Zeal
Eagerness
Frugal
Bad eyesight

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Yearn
Longing for something
Fidget
Own

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Wary
Cautious
Trusting
Impulsive

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Vivacious
Irritating
Large
Lively

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Taut
Easy-going
Studious
Stretched or tight

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Scarce
Insufficient
Overflowing
Abundance

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Obscure
Unclear
Frightening
Sharp

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Meddlesome
Avoiding
Interfering
Snobby

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Lethargic
Anxious
Lazy
Opposite

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Kinship
Disinterest
Connection or bond
Lazy

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Jargon
Slang
Ceramic
Game

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Imminent
Unstable
Likely
Sluggish

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Haughty
Arrogant
Humble
Hot

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Gaudy
Flashy
Unsophisticated
Slippery

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Fickle
Firm
Creative
Unstable

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Emulate
Copy or match
Compete
Neglect

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Dire
Exciting
Extremely serious
Original

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Chivalrous
Courteous
Rude
A Cough

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Bolster
Weaken
Strengthen
Damage

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

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Ambivalence
indifference
eagerness
loud

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Luminous
radiant
taciturn
dull

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Lucid
very clear
shiny
ugly

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Gregarious
shy
friendly
pretty

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Ornate
Flamboyant
Abandon
Advantageous

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Denounce
speak out against
release
travel

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Keen
A kneecap
Smart or sharp
Unsteady or unbalanced

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Parched
Excited
Standing
Thirsty

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Euphoric
Happy
Natural
Confusing

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Tenacious
Timid
Stubborn
Crazy

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Stationary
Not sleeping
Not moving
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
Tree branch
Broach

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

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Torturous
Full of pain or suffering
Impossible
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
Containing two parts
Smart
Practical

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Jovial
A tale or account
Childish
Happy or joyous

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Grisly
A type of bear
Handsome
Gruesome, revolting
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