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
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 send away
To consume all of your attention
To move hesitatingly

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Recluse
A clear scent
One who lives in solitude
Enthusiastic enjoyment

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

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

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

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Ominous
Full of possibilities
Threatening
Completely free from dirt

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Ignite
Restore to good health
Cause to start burning
Overcome

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Stamina
Enduring strength and energy
A sum of money
Offensive

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

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

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

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Meticulous
Secretive; sly
Troublesome or irritable
Extremely careful about details

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

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Elated
Full of high-spirited delight
Lazy
Extreme ill repute

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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
Not suitable or capable, unqualified
Stubbornly established by habit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Linger
Be in a state of confusion
Rush out
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
Hopeless
Bored

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Bitter
Lonely
Not sweet
Remembered

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Fatigued
Be hungry
Be annoyed
Feel exhausted

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

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Irk
Amuse
Irritate
Enjoy

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Redundant
Not needed or useful
Being without substance
Causing harm

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Authentic
Genuine
Expensive
Copied

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Nauseous
Feeling sleepy
Feeling disorientated
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 especially forgetful
Being considerate of others
Showing an excessive interest in oneself

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Apprehensive
Anxious or fearful
Lonely and isolated
Calm

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

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Rowdy
Being intoxicated
Noisy and disorderly
Breaking the law

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Cumbersome
Large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry or use
Unnoticeable and transparent
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
Using sarcasm to make others laugh
An event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects
A joke told in front of an audience
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