Quiz: Do You Know The Meaning Of All These Advanced Vocabulary Words?

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 Jul 17, 2019

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Somber
Slightly salty
Grave or gloomy in character
Effort to the point of exhaustion

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Aptitude
Inherent ability
Lack of respect
A hostile challenge

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Replenish
Force to leave
Fill something that was previously empty
Come out into view

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Banish
To move hesitatingly
To consume all of your attention
To send away

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Recluse
Enthusiastic enjoyment
One who lives in solitude
A clear scent

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Debris
The remains of something that has been destroyed
A small natural hill
Forward movement

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Precipice
A large indefinite number
A very steep cliff
An impelling force

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Eavesdrop
Listen without the speaker's knowledge
Unconventional or unusual
Stubbornly unyielding

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Ominous
Full of possibilities
Completely free from dirt
Threatening

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Ignite
Cause to start burning
Restore to good health
Overcome

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Stamina
Enduring strength and energy
A sum of money
Offensive

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Obscure
A small and inadequate amount
Not clearly understood
To destroy property

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Narrate
Friendly and pleasant
Wear off or die down
Give a detailed account of

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Vulnerable
A plan for attaining a particular goal
Capable of being wounded or hurt
To move in large numbers

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Zeal
A feeling of strong eagerness
Able to move freely in all directions
Carefully observant or attentive

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Impending
About to occur
Be driven or carried along
Face and withstand with courage

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Meticulous
Secretive; sly
Extremely careful about details
Troublesome or irritable

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Oblivious
Proud, arrogant
Lacking consciousness or awareness of something
Clear and sharp in analysis

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Elated
Extreme ill repute
Lazy
Full of high-spirited delight

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Fabricate
To make up, invent
Not capable of being fully satisfied
Brave in the face of danger

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Inept
Stubbornly established by habit
Extremely joyful
Not suitable or capable, unqualified

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Feral
Savage, wild
A small amount of something
Gloomy or sullen

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Gluttony
Insignificant, trifling
Excessive eating or drinking
The lowest point of something

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Innate
Natural, inborn, inherent; built-in
A remedy for all ills
A slight variation in meaning

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Novice
Hasty, incautious
Preference or preferred way of doing something
One who is just a beginner at some activity requiring skill and experience

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Hypocrisy
To brighten, freshen or polish; to restore or improve
Excess, overabundance
Pretending to have feelings, beliefs, or virtues that one does not have

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Empathy
Sensitivity to another's feelings as if they were one's own
Significant; conspicuous; standing out from the rest
To reject, decline

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Diligent
Showing care in doing one's work
Luck, finding good things without looking for them
Sedate, serious, self-restrained

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Quaint
Respected because of age, distinguished
Resentment, offense
Charmingly old fashioned

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Myriad
A very large number
Loud, boisterous
To confuse or annoy

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Impeccable
The point of culmination; peak
Perfect, flawless
Undisciplined, lewd, lustful

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Flabbergasted
Astounded
A tendency, partiality, or preference
Humorous or ridiculous imitation

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Linger
Stay in a place longer than necessary
Rush out
Be in a state of confusion

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Disorderly
Against the law
Lacking organization
Harmful to more than one person

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Ecstatic
Bored
Hopeless
Overwhelming happiness

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Bitter
Lonely
Not sweet
Remembered

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Fatigued
Be hungry
Feel exhausted
Be annoyed

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Disinterested
Feeling no interest in something
Being passionate about something
Feeling against a particular idea

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Irk
Irritate
Enjoy
Amuse

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Redundant
Not needed or useful
Being without substance
Causing harm

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Authentic
Genuine
Copied
Expensive

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Nauseous
Feeling sleepy
Causing nausea
Feeling disorientated

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Vice
An obstacle to overcome
An immoral or wicked personal characteristic
An advantage

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Narcissistic
Showing an excessive interest in oneself
Being considerate of others
Being especially forgetful

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Apprehensive
Lonely and isolated
Anxious or fearful
Calm

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Advocate
Oppose in public
Publicly recommend or support
Question something that nobody else does

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Rowdy
Noisy and disorderly
Being intoxicated
Breaking the law

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Cumbersome
Unnoticeable and transparent
Large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry or use
Light

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Indifferent
Having no particular interest or sympathy; unconcerned
Feeling strongly about something
Being opposed to something

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Irony
An event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects
Using sarcasm to make others laugh
A joke told in front of an audience
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