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.”
affect
effect
uffect
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 an active feeling of repugnance, dislike, or distaste
preventing success or development; harmful; unfavorable
having a strong dislike of or opposition to something
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
two mutually exclusive alternatives
both of these
9 of 19Pick the correct answer!
Another word for "fortuitous" is...
fortnuate
rich
coincidental
10 of 19Pick the correct answer!
What does intern mean?
to work for a company to gain experience
to give something back to its owner
to detain or to imprison
11 of 19Pick the correct answer!
Noisome has to do with which of the five senses?
touch
smell
hear
12 of 19Pick the correct answer!
Which is a synonym for "mitigate"?
hinder
alleviate
militate
13 of 19Pick the correct answer!
Refute means to...
both of these
allege to be false
prove to be false
14 of 19Pick the correct answer!
Flounder means _______________.
to flop around ineffectually
nothing, Flounder is a fish in "The Little Mermaid"
to sink to the bottom
15 of 19Pick the correct answer!
Enervate means to...
energize
build excitement
sap or to weaken
16 of 19Pick the correct answer!
If something happens invariably, how often does it happen?
almost never
often
sometimes
17 of 19Pick the correct answer!
What is a dessert?
An area with little rainfall
A sweet treat
Neither of these things
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.”
axcept
accept
except
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