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 be part of something
To join a festivity or a group
Be separate from that thing

2 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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

3 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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

4 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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

5 of 18Pick Your Answer!

A parameter is a ___________.
Variable
Boundary
Limitation

6 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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

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

9 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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

10 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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

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
Infect
Affect

13 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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

14 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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

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.
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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