Quiz: Bet You Can't Define All These Words That Intellectuals Use Every Day

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Do you have the best words?

Are you smart enough to know the meanings of these pretty difficult words? Take this quiz and find out!

 Oct 27, 2018

1 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What does it mean to be "adequate"?
Insufficient
Acceptable
Lacking

2 of 18Choose Your Answer:

If you are "meticulous," you are:
Careful
Dynamic
Sad

3 of 18Choose Your Answer:

To emulate something is to _______________ it.
Appreciate
Confuse
Imitate

4 of 18Choose Your Answer:

To be "liberal" is to be:
Plain
Progressive
Protective

5 of 18Choose Your Answer:

If you have "zeal" for something you have a _______________ it.
Passion for
Commitment to
Distaste for

6 of 18Choose Your Answer:

If someone is "diligent" they are:
Thorough
Excited
Disinterested

7 of 18Choose Your Answer:

If something went "awry," how did it go?
Great
Badly
Satisfactory

8 of 18Choose Your Answer:

To "traverse" something is to:
Carry it
Cross it
Build it

9 of 18Choose Your Answer:

A person who is "affluent" is:
Poor
Rich
Single

10 of 18Choose Your Answer:

An "ally" is a what?
Acquaintance
Supporter
Enemy

11 of 18Choose Your Answer:

If you are "distraught," you are:
Happy
Sorry
Upset

12 of 18Choose Your Answer:

If something is "compulsory," it is what?
Opaque
Required
Loud

13 of 18Choose Your Answer:

To be "eccentric," is to be:
Inexperienced
Boring
Extraordinary

14 of 18Choose Your Answer:

To sanction something is to _______________ it.
Forget
Overturn
Approve it

15 of 18Choose Your Answer:

If someone describes you as "superficial," they think you're what?
Slow
Shallow
Smart

16 of 18Choose Your Answer:

To be "sinister" is to be:
Caring
Abnormal
Evil

17 of 18Choose Your Answer:

To be "inebriated" is to be:
Sorry
Slow
Drunk

18 of 18Choose Your Answer:

If you "fathom" something, you _______________ it.
Resolve
Question
Comprehend
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

You may think you have a mastery of words and know definitions better than most. Would you like to test your skills? We need to warn you— this quiz is tough, and you may not live up to the challenge! Yes, some of these words are commonly used— you may use them every day, but do you know what they really mean? Only time will tell!

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 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 well you score!

Some words in our quiz have more than one meaning and some have multiple meanings are they aren't always clear—you really have to think about it! We've given you a few fun but challenging word definition questions. If you guess them correctly, congratulations—your knowledge is indeed off the charts and 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. Relax, it's a good thing—there's always room for improvement for everybody!

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 communications are top notch too. Good luck!