You'll Only Know The Meaning Of These Tricky Words If You're An Avid Reader

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Are you a word nerd?

If you thing you have a pretty strong vocabulary, we think you'll know the meanings of these difficult words!

 Sep 06, 2020

1 of 22Define the word!

Feral
Wild
Understanding
Ambitious

2 of 22Define the word!

Meticulous
Laid back attitude
Sensitivity
Precise or thorough

3 of 22Define the word!

Demure
Wealthy
Modest
Loud

4 of 22Define the word!

Cajole
To love
To urge
To fight

5 of 22Define the word!

Quintessential
Quantity of product
Perfect embodiment
Ugly

6 of 22Define the word!

Appease
To provide advice
To reject
To calm or satisfy

7 of 22Define the word!

Kinetic
Looking upset
Being tired
Displaying energy

8 of 22Define the word!

Leery
Openly distrustful
Joyful
Surprised

9 of 22Define the word!

Daunting
A difficult task
Happy
Wealthy

10 of 22Define the word!

Impeach
To maliciously fool someone
To charge a public official with a crime
To lay down the rules

11 of 22Define the word!

Conundrum
Something puzzling
A known fugutive
A surprise party

12 of 22Define the word!

Innocuous
Harmless
Happy
Pretty

13 of 22Define the word!

Espouse
To act silly
To have fun
To support or advocate

14 of 22Define the word!

Dull
Boring
Sad
Confusing

15 of 22Define the word!

Initiate
To begin something
To be in the middle of something
To end something

16 of 22Define the word!

Vanish
Laugh
Disappear
Move

17 of 22Define the word!

Melancholy
Sadness or depression
To be focussed on practical results
Happiness or excitement

18 of 22Define the word!

Sublime
Excellent or awe-inspiring
Convoluted or confusing
Ugly or unsightly

19 of 22Define the word!

Egregious
Outstandingly bad
Someone showing overwhelming happiness
A very small amount

20 of 22Define the word!

Nefarious
Wicked or evil
Heavenly, light, or delicate
Pretty or beautiful

21 of 22Define the word!

Frugal
Sparing or economical with money
Fragile
Overly generous

22 of 22Define the word!

Dichotomy
Happiness joy
A difference between two opposite things
Sadness or sorrow
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

Are you an English language aficionado? Are you well spoken or even a writer? Do you have what some would consider a vast vocabulary? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then take this quiz to see how your brain processes words, and see how well you score!

Many people who thought they were pretty smart tried this quiz and failed, but if you've made it this far, you might think you have a mastery of words and know definitions better than most! You won't know for sure until you take this quiz. Sure, some of these words are commonly used—in fact, you may use them every day, but do you know what they really mean?

Tempted? Let's see just how well you do! Some words have more than one meaning. In fact—some words have multiple meanings are they aren't always clear! We've given you eighteen fun but challenging word definition questions. If you guess them correctly, congratulations—you are a wordsmith and English language champion with a knack for proper grammar! If you don't do so well, then you may want to go back to the drawing board, crack open a book or take a few classes to brush up on your language skills. No matter what, there's always room for improvement. Are you ready? Put on your thinking cap and give this quiz a go! It's a great way to tell if your brain is working as well as it should and if your communications are top notch too. Good luck!