No One Actually Knows The Meaning Of These Commonly Used Words. Do You?

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Are you as good as your words?

Do you know the meaning of these commonly used words? Take this fun but challenging quiz to find out!

 Mar 08, 2020

1 of 22Choose Your Answer:

"Cattywampus" is another way of saying:
Pet-friendly
Straight and in order
Diagonal

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If something is "ambiguous", it is _________.
obvious
unclear
very large

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Someone who is satisfied, with no desire to change, would be considered _______.
complacent
condoned
conducive

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Taut is another way of saying...
Loose
Tiny and detailed
Pulled tight

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An excerpt is a _______ of something.
Expansion
Sequel
Portion

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If something is obscure, it's what?
Uncertain
Specific
Familiar

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To be oblivious is to be:
Fragile
Inexperienced
Unaware

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If you're obliged to something, you're _____ to do it.
Required
Able
Disappointed

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If a person is kindred, they are:
Alike
Colorful
Opposite

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If something is lucrative it is considered:
Profitable
Demanding
Calming

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Erratic describes something that is:
Irregular
Specific
Steady

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If something is legitimate, it is:
Legal
Wrongful
Closee

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If you are at a precipice, where are you?
A beach
A cliff
The forest

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The meaning of archaic is:
The study of arches
Relating to an earlier, outdated time
Futuristic

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To exterminate something is to what?
Collect it
Keep it
Get rid of it

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What does exemplary mean?
An official post in the army
Setting a great example
Finishing a job

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Azure describes:
The color blue
A patch of grass
A warm moment

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A tenet is:
A misunderstanding
A belief
A male opera singer

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A falcon is what kind of animal?
A bird
A rodent
A dog

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What is a leek?
A bouquet of flowers
A type of onion
To accidentally lose or admit contents through a hole or crack

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If you are gregarious, you are:
Sad
Starving
Social

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If something is putrid it is:
Plentiful
Rotting
Pretty
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Would you describe yourself as a wordsmith? Do you love difficult words? Are you well spoken, or do you enjoy writing? Do you have what some would consider a vast vocabulary? Do you think you have what it takes to define these common words correctly? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then take this quiz to see how your brain processes words, and see how you score! You may think you have a mastery of the English language, or think you know definitions better than most. But this quiz is tough, and you may not live up to the challenge! Yes, some of these words are commonly used—in fact, you may use them every day, but do you know what they really mean? Only time will tell!

Let's see just how well you do! Some words in our quiz have more than one meaning. As a matter of fact, there are a few words that have multiple meanings are they aren't always clear—you really have to think! We've given you these eighteen fun but challenging word definition questions—if you guess them correctly, congratulations—your knowledge is indeed off the charts. You're an 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.

So, 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 communication skills are top notch too. Good luck!