Quiz: Only People With IQs 140+ Can Define These Advanced Words. Can You?

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Are you well-defined?

Do you know the meanings of some some tricky English words? Answer the questions on this quiz to find out how advanced your vocabulary actually is!

 Mar 11, 2019
1 of 18Choose Your Answer:
What does it mean to "abdicate"?
Allow
Praise
Resign
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What is a "cache"?
A seal
Storage
Money
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What does "desert" mean?
To laugh
To help
An arid place
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To "flesh" something out is to what?
Save it for later
Change its color
Add to it
5 of 18Choose Your Answer:
What does it mean to "hear"?
To be in this place
To detect sound
To be able to sense something is wrong
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What does "horde" mean?
To specialize
To collect
To help
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What does "marinate" mean?
To misspeak
To soak in liquid
To apologize
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What is a "novice"?
An amateur
An intellectual
A professional
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What does it mean to "prescribe" something?
To lose something
To demand something
To recommend it
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What is a "reign"?
A strap used to control an animal's movements
Water that falls from the sky
The rule of a monarch
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What does "cite" mean?
A place
To quote
To see something
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What does "throe" mean?
To laugh and cry at the same time
To spasm
To propel an object
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What does it mean to "lose"?
To show sadness
To make less tight
To misplace
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What is a "palette"?
A paint mixing board
Wooden platform
The bottom of a hole
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What is a "parcel"?
Something that's previously occurred
Half of something
A package
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What is a "founder"?
A fish
A rock
A person who created something
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What does "taut" mean?
Loose
Stretched
Colorful
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What does a "temblor" describe?
A smile
An earthquake
An ant
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Genius comes in all forms. Some people are great with numbers, while others can make beautiful music or art. Still, others have a way with the spoken and written word that rises above the norm. You may think you're pretty smart and have an extensive vocabulary, and you may even think you know word definitions, but you won't know for sure just how well-spoken or well-read you are until you take this quiz.

Do you think you have a high IQ? Are you an English language aficionado? Are you well spoken? Do you enjoy writing? Do you have what some would consider a vast vocabulary? Do you sometimes use words that people don't readily understand? Do you play on words on a regular basis? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then take this quiz to see how just how smart you really are.

Some words in our quiz have more than one meaning. In fact, some have multiple meanings, but they aren't always clear—you really have to think. We've given you 18 tough questions. If you guess them correctly, congratulations, your IQ is indeed off the charts. You'll be crowned an English language champion with a knack for proper grammar! But 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, sit back, relax, and find out which side of the vocabulary fence you're on. Good luck!