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

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 May 14, 2018
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Somber
Grave or gloomy in character
Effort to the point of exhaustion
Slightly salty
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Aptitude
Lack of respect
Inherent ability
A hostile challenge
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Replenish
Come out into view
Force to leave
Fill something that was previously empty
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Banish
To move hesitatingly
To send away
To consume all of your attention
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Recluse
Enthusiastic enjoyment
A clear scent
One who lives in solitude
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Debris
A small natural hill
The remains of something that has been destroyed
Forward movement
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Precipice
An impelling force
A large indefinite number
A very steep cliff
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Eavesdrop
Listen without the speaker's knowledge
Unconventional or unusual
Stubbornly unyielding
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Ominous
Completely free from dirt
Threatening
Full of possibilities
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Ignite
Restore to good health
Cause to start burning
Overcome
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Stamina
A sum of money
Offensive
Enduring strength and energy
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Obscure
Not clearly understood
A small and inadequate amount
To destroy property
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Narrate
Give a detailed account of
Friendly and pleasant
Wear off or die down
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Vulnerable
To move in large numbers
A plan for attaining a particular goal
Capable of being wounded or hurt
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Zeal
A feeling of strong eagerness
Carefully observant or attentive
Able to move freely in all directions
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Impending
About to occur
Face and withstand with courage
Be driven or carried along
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Meticulous
Secretive; sly
Troublesome or irritable
Extremely careful about details
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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
Full of high-spirited delight
Lazy
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Fabricate
Brave in the face of danger
Not capable of being fully satisfied
To make up, invent
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Inept
Extremely joyful
Not suitable or capable, unqualified
Stubbornly established by habit
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Feral
A small amount of something
Gloomy or sullen
Savage, wild
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Gluttony
The lowest point of something
Insignificant, trifling
Excessive eating or drinking
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Innate
A slight variation in meaning
A remedy for all ills
Natural, inborn, inherent; built-in
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Novice
One who is just a beginner at some activity requiring skill and experience
Preference or preferred way of doing something
Hasty, incautious
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Hypocrisy
To brighten, freshen or polish; to restore or improve
Pretending to have feelings, beliefs, or virtues that one does not have
Excess, overabundance
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Empathy
Significant; conspicuous; standing out from the rest
To reject, decline
Sensitivity to another's feelings as if they were one's own
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Diligent
Sedate, serious, self-restrained
Showing care in doing one's work
Luck, finding good things without looking for them
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Quaint
Charmingly old fashioned
Resentment, offense
Respected because of age, distinguished
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Myriad
Loud, boisterous
A very large number
To confuse or annoy
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Impeccable
The point of culmination; peak
Undisciplined, lewd, lustful
Perfect, flawless
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Flabbergasted
Humorous or ridiculous imitation
A tendency, partiality, or preference
Astounded
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Linger
Stay in a place longer than necessary
Be in a state of confusion
Rush out
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Disorderly
Lacking organization
Against the law
Harmful to more than one person
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Ecstatic
Hopeless
Bored
Overwhelming happiness
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Bitter
Remembered
Not sweet
Lonely
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Fatigued
Feel exhausted
Be hungry
Be annoyed
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Disinterested
Being passionate about something
Feeling no interest in something
Feeling against a particular idea
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Irk
Irritate
Amuse
Enjoy
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Redundant
Being without substance
Causing harm
Not needed or useful
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Authentic
Copied
Genuine
Expensive
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Nauseous
Feeling disorientated
Feeling sleepy
Causing nausea
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Vice
An obstacle to overcome
An immoral or wicked personal characteristic
An advantage
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Narcissistic
Being considerate of others
Showing an excessive interest in oneself
Being especially forgetful
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Apprehensive
Calm
Anxious or fearful
Lonely and isolated
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Advocate
Publicly recommend or support
Oppose in public
Question something that nobody else does
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Rowdy
Breaking the law
Being intoxicated
Noisy and disorderly
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Cumbersome
Light
Large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry or use
Unnoticeable and transparent
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Indifferent
Being opposed to something
Having no particular interest or sympathy; unconcerned
Feeling strongly about something
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Irony
A joke told in front of an audience
An event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects
Using sarcasm to make others laugh
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