Word Nerd Quiz! 90% Of People Don't Know The Meaning Of All These 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 28, 2018

1 of 18Pick Your Answer!

What does it mean to be "apart"?
To join a festivity or a group
To be part of something
Be separate from that thing

2 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Fortuitous means _______________.
Fortunate
Coincidental or unplanned
Having attained a large fortune

3 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Emigration refers to __________.
Someone leaving a country
Someone entering a country
Leaving or entering a country

4 of 18Pick Your Answer!

What is a synonym for "luxuriant"?
Luxurious
Radiant
Abundant

5 of 18Pick Your Answer!

A parameter is a ___________.
Limitation
Variable
Boundary

6 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Which sentence is correct?
Regardless of how you feel, it's objectively the wrong decision.
Everyone gets a vote, irregardless of their position.
Both of these

7 of 18Pick Your Answer!

What is it called when someone is suspended from the neck until they're dead?
Hunged
Hung
Hanged

8 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Dichotomy means _____________.
Difference or discrepancy
Two mutually exclusive alternatives
Opposition or contested

9 of 18Pick Your Answer!

____________ the folder to the teacher down the hall.
Bring
Lift
Take

10 of 18Pick Your Answer!

If someone means disinterested, they are __________.
Unbiased
Uncaring
Uninterested

11 of 18Pick Your Answer!

What does "appraise" mean?
To inform or share information
To regulate or control
To determine the value of

12 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Global warming has the ability to _________ the planet.
Infect
Affect
Effect

13 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Which sentence uses "bemused" correctly?
The unnecessarily complex plot left me bemused.
The playing children made me feel bemused.
The funny comedy left me bemused.

14 of 18Pick Your Answer!

What is a synonym for "adverse"?
Detrimental
Disinclined
Uninterested

15 of 18Pick Your Answer!

What does "compose" mean?
A sheet of music
Made up of or consists of
To write or to create

16 of 18Pick Your Answer!

I could not ___________ such a wonderful gift.
Accept
Except
Expect

17 of 18Pick Your Answer!

In a sentence "literally" could replace the word "__________".
Figuratively
Actually
Like

18 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Which sentence correctly uses the word "complement"?
I complemented Susie's excellent clothing style.
The kitchen tiles complement the cabinets nicely.
I complemented Derek on his dog's excellent behavior.
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