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!

 May 02, 2020

1 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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

2 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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

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
Abundant
Radiant

5 of 18Pick Your Answer!

A parameter is a ___________.
Limitation
Boundary
Variable

6 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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

7 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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

8 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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

9 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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

10 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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

11 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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

12 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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

13 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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

14 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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

15 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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

16 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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

17 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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

18 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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