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

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 Jul 17, 2019

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

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Aptitude
A hostile challenge
Lack of respect
Inherent ability

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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 send away
To consume all of your attention

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Recluse
A clear scent
Enthusiastic enjoyment
One who lives in solitude

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

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

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

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Ominous
Completely free from dirt
Threatening
Full of possibilities

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Ignite
Cause to start burning
Overcome
Restore to good health

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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
Give a detailed account of
Wear off or die down

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

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

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Meticulous
Extremely careful about details
Secretive; sly
Troublesome or irritable

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

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Elated
Extreme ill repute
Full of high-spirited delight
Lazy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ecstatic
Overwhelming happiness
Bored
Hopeless

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Bitter
Lonely
Remembered
Not sweet

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Fatigued
Be annoyed
Be hungry
Feel exhausted

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

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Irk
Amuse
Enjoy
Irritate

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Redundant
Causing harm
Being without substance
Not needed or useful

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Authentic
Genuine
Copied
Expensive

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Nauseous
Causing nausea
Feeling sleepy
Feeling disorientated

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

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

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Apprehensive
Calm
Lonely and isolated
Anxious or fearful

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

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Rowdy
Noisy and disorderly
Breaking the law
Being intoxicated

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

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

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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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