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Vocabulary Quiz

test your word knowledge 15 Questions.

 
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1

What word best fits this OED definition: a person on a journey, a traveller, a wanderer, an itinerant?

  • a pioneer
  • a pilgrim
  • a sightseer

2

What's the best definition of the word "bastion"?

  • a kingdom
  • a palace or royal residence
  • a place/something that protects you from attack

3

Which is the closest synonym for the word "clandestine"?

  • quiet
  • truthful
  • furtive

4

Which word is closest in meaning to "contumacious"?

  • muteness
  • mutinous
  • mutable

5

What's the closest definition of the word "effervescent"?

  • fizzing & bubbling
  • stale
  • pungent

6

"Precisely meaningful and tersely cogent": which word does this definition from thesaurus.com most closely fit?

  • lacuna
  • verbose
  • epigrammatic

7

Which of these is the most closely opposite of the word "lacuna"?

  • continuity
  • succinct
  • hiatus

8

What's a cadence?

  • a repeated rhythm
  • a dance
  • a tune

9

What is the best definition of "emollient"?

  • softening and soothing
  • something hard to grasp
  • hard-heartedness

10

What's the closest opposite of "articulation"?

  • artful
  • verbalization
  • mispronunciation

11

It's a popular magazine, but what does "vogue" actually mean?

  • it's the French word for "wave"
  • fashionable
  • a trend

12

If someone told you you were vociferous, what might they mean?

  • that you were argumentative
  • that you empathised with others
  • that you were loud and insistent

13

If you were guilty of a venial sin, what kind of a sin might that be?

  • a small one
  • one which could not be pardoned
  • a sin against your family

14

If somebody is exculpated, what happens to them?

  • they are forgiven
  • they are scalped
  • they are forbidden from coming to church

15

What is the best synonym for "desultory"?

  • amusing
  • in a straight line
  • wandering

 

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