Quiz: Only Those With Adept Vocabulary Know The Meaning Of All These Words

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Do you have a voluminous vocabulary?

Do you enjoy showing what you know about the English language? Take this quiz to see if you know the definitions of some tough words!

 Nov 03, 2018

1 of 18Choose Your Answer:

"Gaudy" is another word for:
Flashy
Wealthy
Bland

2 of 18Choose Your Answer:

To be "jovial" is to be:
Creepy
Merry
Bewildered

3 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which is a synonym of "jargon"?
Slang
Address
Servant

4 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What does "invaluable" mean?
Priceless
Flawless
Foolish

5 of 18Choose Your Answer:

To "gauge" something is to:
Measure it
Diagnose it
Study it

6 of 18Choose Your Answer:

To "refrain" from something is to ____________ from it.
Abstain

7 of 18Choose Your Answer:

A "schism" describes what?
Division
Awe
Intelligence

8 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which is a synonym of "conjecture"?
Guess
Approval
Weight

9 of 18Choose Your Answer:

To "commiserate" is to:
Protect
Sympathize
Offend

10 of 18Choose Your Answer:

"Demure" means what?
Impure
Unbiased
Modest

11 of 18Choose Your Answer:

To "foster" something is to ____________ it.
Export it
Submit it
Promote it

12 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which is a synonym of "secular"?
Notable
Nonreligious
Special

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If you engage in "shenanigans," you are engaging in what?
Horseplay
Learning
Hard work

14 of 18Choose Your Answer:

To " relinquish" is to:
Surrender
Increase
Retain

15 of 18Choose Your Answer:

A "juxtaposition" is a:
Contrast
Treatment
Image

16 of 18Choose Your Answer:

To "rectify" something is to what?
Justify it
Correct it
Preserve it

17 of 18Choose Your Answer:

A "queue" describes a:
Line
Bench
Accident

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To have "contempt" for something is to:
Pity it
Scorn it
Love it
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Do you consider yourself person who thinks verbally? Are you an English language aficionado? Are you well spoken or even a writer? Do you have what some would believe is a vast vocabulary? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then take this quiz to see how your brain processes words, and see how well you score!

If you're reading this, you might think you have a mastery of words and know definitions better than most! And maybe you do, but you won't know for sure until you take this quiz!. Sure, some of these words are commonly used—in fact, you may use them every day, but do you know what they really mean? Let's find out!

Some words on this quiz have more than one meaning and can be used in more than one way. In fact, some words have multiple purposes are they aren't always clear! We've given you eighteen fun but challenging word definition questions. If you guess them correctly, congratulations—you are a wordsmith and English language champion with a knack for proper grammar! If you don't do so well, then you may want to go back to the drawing board, crack open a book or take a few classes to brush up on your language skills. No matter what, there's always room for improvement!

Are you ready? Put on your thinking cap and give this quiz a go! It's a great way to tell if your brain is working as well as it should and if your communications are top notch too. Good luck!