Quiz: You'll Need a Super High IQ to Define All of These PhD Level Words

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Do you have a way with words?

Think you have an impeccable vocabulary? Well, we'll just see about that! Take this quiz to see if you can define these PhD level words right now!

 Sep 08, 2018
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Paradigm
An example, pattern, or model
A word or phrase that's the same backwards and forwards
Respect and devotion to a higher power
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Symbiotic
Something that serves as a symbol for something else
A subsect of Biology that focusses on the skin
A mutually beneficial relationship
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Aesthetic
Having no emotion, feeling, or concern
Concerned with beauty or the appreciation of appearance
Friendly and agreeable in spirit
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Colloquial
Having or showing great knowledge
Excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures
Informal or common language
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Dichotomy
The choice and clarity of words
A difference between two opposite things
Two words that mean the same thing
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Melancholy
Happiness or excitement
To be focussed on practical results
Sadness or depression
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Hypothesis
A minor objection or criticism
A natural law of science
A proposed explanation for a phenomenon or an educated guess
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Didactic
Designed to teach people something
Someone who is foolish or gullible
Someone who can persevere through pain
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Diction
The choice of words used or clarity of language
Belief in one's self and the ability to accomplish goals
Actions of someone that show their character
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Juxtaposition
Seperating all parts to look at them individually
Placing two things side by side for contrast
Looking at the whole picture of something
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Pristine
Gullible
Dirty and unclean
Pure and original
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Sublime
Convoluted or confusing
Excellent or awe-inspiring
Not real or genuine
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Syntax
Relating to human experience or the act of existing
When something is contradictory
How words are used to form phrases and sentences
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Digress
To feel sadness or depression
To act maliciously
To go on a tangent or off topic
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Nefarious
Using very few words, brief
Wicked or evil
Heavenly, light, or delicate
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Epilogue
A piece of writing at the beginning of literture
A piece of writing at the end of literature
A sequel or series
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Vernacular
Involving great effort or difficulty
The common language spoken by a group of people
A model of excellence or perfection
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Preamble
An opening statement
To go off on a tangent
The method and practice of teaching
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