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 "__________".
It doesn't mean either of those, you say it before something shocking
figuratively
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 over (an idea, etc) as if it were one’s own
to take another’s child as one’s own child
both of these
5 of 19Pick the correct answer!
Emigration refers to...
someone leaving a place
both entering and exiting a place
someone entering 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 "__________".
bewildered
delighted
amused
8 of 19Pick the correct answer!
Dichotomy refers to...
two mutually exclusive alternatives
a difference or discrepancy between two things
both of these
9 of 19Pick the correct answer!
Another word for "fortuitous" is...
rich
fortnuate
coincidental
10 of 19Pick the correct answer!
What does intern mean?
to give something back to its owner
to detain or to imprison
to work for a company to gain experience
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"?
alleviate
hinder
militate
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 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...
build excitement
sap or to weaken
energize
16 of 19Pick the correct answer!
If something happens invariably, how often does it happen?
often
almost never
sometimes
17 of 19Pick the correct answer!
What is a dessert?
A sweet treat
Neither of these things
An area with little rainfall
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.”
accept
except
axcept
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