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"?
“Dave complemented Mary on the color of her dress.”
“Her shoes complemented 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 "__________".
It doesn't mean either of those, you say it before something shocking
actually
figuratively

3 of 19Pick the correct answer!

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

4 of 19Pick the correct answer!

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

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 "__________".
bewildered
amused
delighted

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...
rich
coincidental
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?
smell
touch
hear

12 of 19Pick the correct answer!

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

13 of 19Pick the correct answer!

Refute means to...
prove to be false
both of these
allege 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
sap or to weaken
build excitement

16 of 19Pick the correct answer!

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

17 of 19Pick the correct answer!

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

18 of 19Pick the correct answer!

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

19 of 19Pick the correct answer!

"I can ___________ the package for you."
except
axcept
accept
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