Quiz: Only An Avid Reader Will Know The Meaning Of These 16 Tricky Words

emma watson, brown, school
telegraph.co.uk

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Find out how competent you are in the English language by giving the meaning of these difficult words.

 Sep 24, 2017
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Negligent (adjective)
Sensitivity to another’s feelings
Characterized by undue lack of attention or concern
Ill will, hatred, hostility
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Maverick (noun)
One who has total power
A person entrusted with secrets
An independent, nonconformist person
3 of 18What does this word mean?
Quaint (adjective)
Friendly
Known only by a few
Charmingly old-fashioned
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Impeccable (adjective)
Excessively bold
Exemplary, flawless
Short, abrupt, dismissive
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Plethora (noun)
Extreme ill repute
Self-satisfied ignorance of danger
An abundance, excess
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Philanthropic (adjective)
Of or relating to charitable giving
To give up
To prevent, restrain, stop
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Vex (verb)
To praise
To confuse or annoy
To laugh at mockingly
8 of 18What does this word mean?
Sanguine (adjective)
Quiet, modest
Confidently optimistic and cheerful
Nervous
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Gluttony (noun)
The solemn sound of a bell
Overindulgence in food or drink
A nonconformist person
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Oblivious (adjective)
Extremely careful with details
Lacking consciousness or awareness of something
Graceful, flexible, supple
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Superfluous (adjective)
Exceeding what is necessary
Gloomy or sullen
Consisting of a very great number
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Coerce (verb)
To ask somebody a question
To make somebody do something by force or threat
To trick somebody
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Infamy (noun)
The highest point, culminating point
Notoriety, extreme ill repute
One who flatters for self-gain
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Flabbergasted (adjective)
Significant, conspicuous
Hasty
Astounded
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Affluent (adjective)
Having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
In an opposing direction
Uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow
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Bashful (adjective)
Having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization
Something causing misery or death
Self-consciously timid
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Triumphant (adjective)
Victorious
Funny
Rude
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Serendipity (noun)
A large and scholarly book
The state of being sober and not intoxicated by alcohol
Good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries
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