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These words are simple, but do you really know what they mean?

See how good at English you really are by taking this quiz and choosing the correct definition of these words used all the time.

 Jun 30, 2018
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Clairvoyant
Healing oneself without medicine
Seeing events in the future
Reading someone's mind
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Zealot
Someone who doesn't have any beliefs
Another word for a Christian
Someone who is uncompromising and fanatical about an ideal
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Superfluous
Not enough
More than enough
Arrogant
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Sublime
Something excellent, awe-inspiring, or impressive
Something that doesn’t make sense
Something pretty ordinary
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Prudent
Having no empathy for other people
Being ambitious in achieving your goals
Having wisdom with the future in mind
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Melancholy
A feeling of sadness, depression, or unhappiness
A feeling of being overtired
A feeling of helplessness
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Discern
To avoid doing something one doesn’t want to do
To perceive or recognize something
To lie about the truth
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Condone
To judge someone for doing something
To accept or allow
To argue with someone
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Amicable
Friendly and agreeable spirit
Arrogant and judgmental spirit
Unfriendly
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Simpleton
Someone who is dedicated to a cause
A foolish or gullible person
Someone who expects to be given everything for free
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Prohibition
An act of campaigning for something
An act of promoting something
An act of forbidding something
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Orator
Someone who struggles to see things from another perspective
Someone who has studied numerous subjects
Someone who excels at public speaking
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Digress
To change one's mind
To explain further
To go off on a tangent, leave the main subject
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Conformist
Someone who accepts established behavior
Someone who has a vendetta
Someone who argues for the sake of arguing
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Shrewd
Excessive worrying
Having or displaying sharp judgement, being clever
Being overly forgetful
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Prone
Forbidden from doing something
Likely to do something
Unlikely to do something
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Pristine
Damaged and broken
Something that is exclusive
Still pure and in its original condition
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Diabolical
Unexpected
Devilish, impious
Very clever
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Accountable
Answerable, responsible
Busy
Innocent
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Extort
Persuade
Borrow
Obtain, by violence
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Hypothesis
A research paper
Supposition, assumption
Proven fact
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Overdraft
Living below the poverty line
A healthy savings account
Amount drawn in excess over the deposit
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Wondering how good you really are at defining tricky words? Take this fun and challenging quiz now to find out! Look at a word like “clairvoyant” and choose whether it means “seeing events in the future”, “reading someone's mind” or “healing oneself without medicine”. Similarly, when given the word “zealot”, pick either “someone who is uncompromising and fanatical about an ideal”, “another word for a Christian” or “someone who doesn't have any beliefs” as its definition. For the word “superfluous”, you can choose to define it as “more than enough”, “not enough” or “arrogant”, and for the word “sublime”, you can choose “something excellent, awe-inspiring, or impressive”, “something pretty ordinary” or “something that doesn’t make sense”. When you see the word “prudent”, you can choose either “having wisdom with the future in mind”, “having no empathy for other people” or “being ambitious in achieving your goals”, and when you see the word “melancholy”, you can decide whether it means “a feeling of sadness, depression, or unhappiness”, “a feeling of helplessness” or “a feeling of being overtired”. For the word “discern”, decide whether it means “to perceive or recognize something”, “to lie about the truth” or “to avoid doing something one doesn’t want to do”, and for the word “condone”, choose the definition “to accept and allow”, “to judge someone for doing something” or “to argue with someone”. When it comes to the word “amicable”, will you choose “friendly and agreeable spirit”, “unfriendly” or “arrogant and judgmental spirit”? Take the quiz now and see how many words you can correctly identify!