Quiz: Can You Actually Define These 25 PhD Level Words?

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How many of these phd-level words do you know? Are you smart enough to get into graduate school? Find out now!

 Jun 05, 2018
1 of 25Define the word!
Syntax (n.)
Origin story
Defense mechanism
Orderly arrangement
2 of 25Define the word!
Quintessential (adj.)
Least important
The opposite of what is ideal
Perfect embodiment
3 of 25Define the word!
Corroborate (v.)
Change of plans
Confirm something
Confess to something
4 of 25Define the word!
Acumen (n.)
Ability
Recognition
Understanding
5 of 25Define the word!
Caveat (n.)
Rival team
Warning or caution
Exception to the rule
6 of 25Define the word!
Diction (n.)
Firm belief
Choice of words
Tone of voice
7 of 25Define the word!
Finite (adj.)
Having limits
Endless possibilities
Breaking the rules
8 of 25Define the word!
Indolent (adj.)
Practical
Hard working
Lazy
9 of 25Define the word!
Prevaricate (v.)
Sudden disappearance
Avoiding the truth
Manifesting a dream
10 of 25Define the word!
Apprehensive (adj.)
Passive aggressiveness
Becoming violent
Unsure
11 of 25Define the word!
Detest (v.)
Satisfied
Accept
Hate
12 of 25Define the word!
Gaudy (adj.)
Minimalistic
Simple
Flashy
13 of 25Define the word!
Salient (adj.)
Quiet
Noticeable
Invisible
14 of 25Define the word!
Remote (adj.)
Controlling
Distant
Unpopular
15 of 25Define the word!
Succinct (adj.)
Elaborate
Unpopular belief
Brief or concise
16 of 25Define the word!
Diabolical (adj.)
Evil
Gross
Cheerful
17 of 25Define the word!
Loquacious (adj.)
Creative
Timid and reserved
Very talkative
18 of 25Define the word!
Hyperbole (n.)
Extreme sports
Full of energy
Extravagant exaggeration
19 of 25Define the word!
Banal (adj.)
Fact
Patience
Trivial
20 of 25Define the word!
Apathetic (adj.)
Compassionate
No emotion
Lonely
21 of 25Define the word!
Audacious (adj.)
Quiet and reserved
Willing to take bold risks
Having the wrong idea
22 of 25Define the word!
Clairvoyant (n.)
A hairstylist
Seeing events in the future
A street vendor
23 of 25Define the word!
Conformist (n.)
Going against the status quo
Someone who accepts established behavior
Ensuring comfort
24 of 25Define the word!
Hackneyed (adj.)
Overused
Simplistic
Rare find
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Myriad (n.)
Uncountable number of things
Lacking originality
Missing pieces
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