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 reach a compromise
To officiate a wedding
To settle a dispute between two people or groups

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 utter a high-pitched plaintive or distressed cry
To destroy something

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