Quiz: Not Everyone Knows The Actual Definition Of These 18 Words. Do You?

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Can you match everyday words like "arbitrate" and "disdain" to their definitions? Prove you know your terms with this common knowledge quiz.

 Apr 24, 2018

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Arbitrate (verb)
To settle a dispute between two people or groups
To officiate a wedding
To reach a compromise

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Disdain (noun)
A feeling of indifference towards a peer
A feeling of admiration for someone
A feeling of contempt for someone or something regarded as unworthy

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Evanescent (adjective)
Tending to vanish like vaporer
A band
Sticking around for a long time

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Frugal (adjective)
Grossly extravagant
Lacking restraint in spending money or using resources
Characterized by or reflecting economy in the use of resources

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Impetuous (adjective)
Marked by or given to careful consideration
A state of tranquility
Marked by impulsive vehemence or passion

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Libel (noun)
Formal and respectful recognition
A written or oral defamatory statement
Words of praise

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Mundane (adjective)
Deviating from the normal or average
Producing excitement
Characterized by the practical, transitory, and ordinary

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Obsolete (adjective)
Having recently come into existence
Relevant
No longer useful

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Pretentious (adjective)
Expressive of exaggerated importance, worth, or stature
Placing a moderate estimate on one's abilities or worth
Not arrogant or assertive

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Prudence (noun)
The ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason
Lack of knowledge, education, or awareness
Not taking care

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Resilience (noun)
An ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change
Slow to react or respond to changing conditions
Appearing stiff and unyielding

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Squabble (noun)
A type of dance
A peaceful conversation between friends
A noisy altercation or quarrel usually over petty matters

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Succumb (verb)
To be the very best
To persist
To yield to superior strength or force

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Tact (noun)
Sensitive mental or aesthetic perception
To give little attention or respect to
Free from care

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Transient (adjective)
Indefinitely long-continued
Lasting or durable
Passing especially quickly into and out of existence

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Vapid (adjective)
Lacking interest, animation, or spirit
Loud and lively
Fun and entertaining

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Whine (verb)
To be happy with an outcome
To destroy something
To utter a high-pitched plaintive or distressed cry

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Winsome (adjective)
Generally pleasing and engaging
Lacking beauty or charm
Possessing the ability to repel
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