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Words and definitions Quiz

The meanings and/or definitions of some rarely used words in the English language. 12 Questions.

 
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1

The definition of this word means a loud and overbearing tone of voice.

  • Boorish
  • Stentorian
  • Halcyon

2

These words recall or describe a very happy or successful period in the past.

  • Haematite days
  • Happy days
  • Halcyon days

3

Miscreant means what?

  • Most important servant in the house
  • One who behaves badly or does not obey rules
  • One who uses the wrong words because they sound similar

4

What does the word palindrome mean?

  • Words or phrases which read the same whether read forwards or backwards
  • A friend in need
  • An early word to describe a cinema

5

Slightly harder? This describes a system for naming things, widely used in areas of science.

  • Homonym
  • Nomenclature
  • Neologism

6

What does coterie mean?

  • Small group with similar interests who wish to remain fairly exclusive
  • A huge collection of particular items
  • A group of rather noisy or silly people

7

A branch of medicine dealing with the traeatment & control of obesity.

  • Gastronomy
  • Biofattism
  • Bariatrics

8

Which of these words means to inflict vengeance?

  • Rack
  • Reek
  • Wreak

9

Easy one! Julie Andrew's female deer.

  • Dough
  • Doe
  • Doo

10

If an action is not spontaneous or natural, it is ?

  • Factitious
  • Factious
  • Fictitious

11

If something is not worth serious consideration or might be considered a waste of time it could be described as being which of the following?

  • Facetious
  • Frivolous
  • Fanciful

12

Finally, which is the correct spelling of the word referring to the branch of medicine concerning children's ailments?

  • Paediatricks
  • Paediatrics
  • Paedatric

 

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