Quiz: Do You Know The Meaning of These 22 Words? Let's Find Out!

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 Jun 13, 2018
1 of 22Choose Your Answer:
Which word has a very similar meaning to 'typical'?
Common
Obvious
Ancient
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Fortuitous means _______________.
Coincidental or unplanned
Fortunate or lucky
Having attained a large fortune
3 of 22Choose Your Answer:
Abby wants to be ____________ of the soccer team.
a part
apart
a parte
4 of 22Choose Your Answer:
What does emigration mean?
Someone leaving a place
Someone entering a place
Both leaving and entering a place
5 of 22Choose Your Answer:
Which word has a very similar meaning to 'cerebral'?
Textured
Brainy
Vegetal
6 of 22Choose Your Answer:
What does defunct mean?
Someone who attacks ideas or institutions
The ability to vanish like vapor
Something that is no longer in use
7 of 22Choose Your Answer:
What is a dessert?
A sweet or treat that is commonly eaten after a meal
An area with little to no humidity
An area with a lot of sand
8 of 22Choose Your Answer:
What is a a powerful whirlpool in the sea or a river?
Maelstrom
Obfuscate
Nadir
9 of 22Choose Your Answer:
What does 'adverse' mean?
Having an active feeling of repugnance or distaste
Having a strong dislike of or opposition to something
Preventing success or development; harmful; unfavorable
10 of 22Choose Your Answer:
Which word has a very similar meaning to 'formidable'?
Powerful
Industrial
Complex
11 of 22Choose Your Answer:
Which sentence correctly uses the word 'complement'?
Justin complemented Mary on the color of her dress.
She wants a complement on the dish she made for the potluck.
Her shoes complement her dress.
12 of 22Choose Your Answer:
What does 'egregious' mean?
Outrageously bad or reprehensible
A compound made from another compound
So thin it can transmit light
13 of 22Choose Your Answer:
Which word means 'self-consciously timid'?
Camaraderie
Bashful
Extraneous
14 of 22Choose Your Answer:
Which word do you use in the following sentence, 'The smoke began to _______ my health.'
Affect
Effect
Infect
15 of 22Choose Your Answer:
Which word has a very similar meaning to 'turbulent'?
Placid
Stormy
Smooth
16 of 22Choose Your Answer:
What does 'hapless' mean?
Unfortunate or deserving pity
Peculiar to the individual
Devoid of intelligence
17 of 22Choose Your Answer:
Which word means 'extreme excess'?
Abscond
Plethora
Rescind
18 of 22Choose Your Answer:
Another word for 'bemused' is __________.
Amused
Bewildered
Delighted
19 of 22Choose Your Answer:
'Dichotomy' refers to...
Two mutually exclusive alternatives
A difference or discrepancy between two things
Both of these
20 of 22Choose Your Answer:
Which word has a very similar meaning to 'grotesque'?
Beautiful
Monstrous
Patterned
21 of 22Choose Your Answer:
What does 'instigate' mean?
To provoke or stir up
To take part in a conversation
To destroy or demolish by use of flames
22 of 22Choose Your Answer:
What is the term for 'a meeting where people register their preference among candidates running for office'?
Caucus
Surreptitious
Wanton
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