Quiz: Are You Cunning Enough To Know The Meaning Of These 19 Words?

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Is a desert a sweet treat or a dry area of land??

Only a genius can correctly identify the meaning of misused words like anticipate, dessert, and invariably!

 Mar 24, 2018

1 of 19Pick the correct answer!

Which sentence correctly uses the word "Complement"?
“Her shoes complemented her dress.”
“Dave complemented Mary on the color of her dress.”
"She wants a complement on the dish she made for the potluck."

2 of 19Pick the correct answer!

In a sentence "literally" could replace the word "__________".
figuratively
It doesn't mean either of those, you say it before something shocking
actually

3 of 19Pick the correct answer!

Which word do you use in the following sentence, “The smoke began to _______ my health.”
uffect
effect
affect

4 of 19Pick the correct answer!

Adoption means...
to take another’s child as one’s own child
both of these
to take over (an idea, etc) as if it were one’s own

5 of 19Pick the correct answer!

Emigration refers to...
someone entering a place
both entering and exiting a place
someone leaving a place

6 of 19Pick the correct answer!

What does "adverse mean"?
having a strong dislike of or opposition to something
preventing success or development; harmful; unfavorable
having an active feeling of repugnance, dislike, or distaste

7 of 19Pick the correct answer!

Another word for "bemused" is "__________".
amused
delighted
bewildered

8 of 19Pick the correct answer!

Dichotomy refers to...
a difference or discrepancy between two things
both of these
two mutually exclusive alternatives

9 of 19Pick the correct answer!

Another word for "fortuitous" is...
coincidental
rich
fortnuate

10 of 19Pick the correct answer!

What does intern mean?
to give something back to its owner
to work for a company to gain experience
to detain or to imprison

11 of 19Pick the correct answer!

Noisome has to do with which of the five senses?
hear
touch
smell

12 of 19Pick the correct answer!

Which is a synonym for "mitigate"?
alleviate
militate
hinder

13 of 19Pick the correct answer!

Refute means to...
allege to be false
prove to be false
both of these

14 of 19Pick the correct answer!

Flounder means _______________.
to sink to the bottom
to flop around ineffectually
nothing, Flounder is a fish in "The Little Mermaid"

15 of 19Pick the correct answer!

Enervate means to...
sap or to weaken
build excitement
energize

16 of 19Pick the correct answer!

If something happens invariably, how often does it happen?
sometimes
often
almost never

17 of 19Pick the correct answer!

What is a dessert?
An area with little rainfall
Neither of these things
A sweet treat

18 of 19Pick the correct answer!

Anticipate means...
to look ahead
to prepare
to look ahead AND prepare

19 of 19Pick the correct answer!

“I can ___________ the package for you.”
accept
except
axcept
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