Choose the Correct Synonym to Complete This Sentence

EDUCATION

Teresa McGlothlin

6 Min Quiz

Image: svetikd/E+/Getty Images

About This Quiz

While it's quite clear you have a love for words, have you ever wondered how many synonyms you can come up with? During this quiz, you'll get the chance to prove your vocabulary. Then, you'll have the proof to back up everything you are always telling your friends and coworkers. 

As we spell our way through these sentences, we are going to leave one word blank. By reading the sentence, you should be able to determine which synonym you need to choose to complete the sentence. We haven't made thing so difficult that it will be impossible to impress yourself, but we haven't made it so easy you'll feel like you got a trophy just for showing up. We aim to challenge your knowledge of synonyms, and we will enjoy seeing how far you can take it. 

After you read the sentence we have presented, take a moment to reflect on the word we might be looking for you to choose. We've offered a few clues and a lot of hints, but we are relying on your brain to make you proud.

Choose the synonyms that complete the sentences, and you'll know how much of a world champion word lover you are!

Sunshine makes everything seem vivid and ______.

When the sun is shining at high noon, the colors of the sky and the trees seem brighter and more vivid. If something is vivid, it is bright and eye-catching.

Advertisement

Everyone in your office knows that you are valiant and _______.

Around your office, you are known as the person who can courageously and valiantly face any problem that may arise. From ringing phones to an empty paper towel roll, you fear nothing your coworkers throw at you.

Advertisement

Red roses are fragrant and ________.

While many flowers are aromatic and fragrant, roses are the most beloved. Although, being fragrant does not mean that something has to smell nice. A cow pasture certainly has an interesting aroma.

Advertisement

When older siblings overshadow them, younger sibling often feel ________.

If you are being overshadowed or upstaged, stand up for yourself! You do not deserve to be overlooked. You are important and you deserve praise.

Advertisement

We really hope your ideas at the meeting stick and ______.

You have such brilliant ideas that we hope they stick and remain in your boss' head. You wouldn't want to have to repeat yourself because they became detached from their memory.

Advertisement

It's always great to find volunteers that are willing and ______.

When someone is willing to help out, they feel inclined to do something good. Those who are not willing are often indifferent or apathetic.

Advertisement

We should live lives that are both motivating and _______.

When something motivates us, we find it inspiring. If something were repressive or dismissive, we probably wouldn't want to hang around for very long.

Advertisement

There is no detail a nosy friend cannot find or _______.

We all have that one friend who could work for the FBI! There are few details in our lives we can hide because they are sure to find, uncover, and discover any secret we might be holding.

Advertisement

The Empire State building is huge and ______.

If something is huge, it is enormous. Standing at 1,454 feet tall, the Empire State building is anything but short, teeny, or minor compared to the other buildings around it.

Advertisement

New Year's Eve parties at fancy hotels are always ritzy and ______.

Once a year, people love to get dressed up in party gowns and tuxedos to ring in the New Year. Then, they venture out to opulent parties where they experience ritzy and posh surroundings.

Advertisement

Everyone knows that you are agreeable and _____.

When you are agreeable, you are pleasant and congenial. When you are not being so agreeable, you could be in an unacceptable position.

Advertisement

When coworkers warm up fish in the microwave, it is smelly and ______.

While things like flowers smell pleasant and inviting, things like microwaved salmon smell down right fetid. Fetid means that something is foul or rancid.

Advertisement

Bed and breakfast owners are very accommodating and ______.

When people are being accommodating, they are being helpful and hospitable. It would just be weird to stay in a bed and breakfast with aloof or alienating owners.

Advertisement

Some comedians are raw and ______.

While some comedians keep it clean, others can be quite crude and raw. While their acts might be refined, their material is anything but unchallenging.

Advertisement

Unfortunately, many people feel that their bosses are callous and ______.

If your boss does not care that you need the day off for your cat's birthday, your boss is very callous and insensitive. Any sort of concerned or compassionate human being could understand why you need to be at home on such an important day.

Advertisement

If you don't want to do something, you would refuse and ______.

If you really don't want to attend your coworker's weekend sack race, you should refuse and decline with politeness. You don't want to give the wrong impression by endorsing or consenting to the event.

Advertisement

When it comes to laws, you must comply and ______.

Although you may think the 35 mile per hour zone in your town is bogus, you must comply with and acquiesce to the law. The law is the law and you must obey it.

Advertisement

We hope your next year will be fruitful and ______.

Every year on December 31st, we hope that our next year will be better. We hope that the coming months will be more fruitful and productive than the year before.

Advertisement

Everyone has a relative who is a little insane and _____.

If you do not have a relative who is a little insane and irrational, you haven't had a proper family dinner. Our insane relatives bring a little more to the table than mashed potatoes with their irrational thoughts and actions.

Advertisement

Many buildings in the city have been vacated and ______.

Many empty buildings have been vacated and abandoned. Sometimes, it is easier for a property owner to move on than to improve the property.

Advertisement

Professional boxers like to fight and _______.

Even in the name of sport, boxers love to fight and combat one another for the title. Out of the ring, they have a lot of respect and agreement for one another.

Advertisement

When you see your best friend eating donuts, you know the situation is serious and _______.

Though there is no occasion needed to have a donut, seeing someone with a plate full of them can express a serious and severe situation. If it's your best friend, you might want to see if everything is okay. Don't be flippant in your approach.

Advertisement

A lot of people love horror films that are morbid and _______.

A lot of people more than love morbid and grim horror films, they are die-hard fans. With so many well-crafted films out there, it's easy to see why people like their less than cheerful onscreen offerings.

Advertisement

You have to be careful on the internet. Many sites are salacious and ______.

If something is salacious or indecent, you should take care to guard yourself. Good reputations are built on clean and moral behavior.

Advertisement

Your opponents need to be challenged and ______.

There's only one way to deal with an opponent. You have to challenge and confront them. Ignoring them or denying them the opportunity to prove their worth isn't fair to either of you.

Advertisement

There's never a reason to look at someone with disgust and _______.

It might be tempting to be less than approving sometimes, but there's never a reason to look at another person with disgust or revulsion. You never know what sort of encouragement they need.

Advertisement

We look at our leaders with reverence and ______.

When we admire others, we regard them with reverence and awe. We do not try to dishonor them with condemnation or with disdain.

Advertisement

Are you the person in your family who dawdles and _______?

Every family has a procrastinator that dawdles their way through life. They put off things until they absolutely need to be done.

Advertisement

It's refreshing to meet people who are nice and ______.

Someone who is nice is very cordial. It's always great to meet people who are naturally kind. It's tough to get to know people when they are aloof or disagreeable.

Advertisement

When you were a kid, you probably made a couple of decisions that were foolish and ______.

The only way we learn is to make mistakes. When you were younger, you most likely made at least a couple asinine and foolish decisions. We did!

Advertisement

Many entrepreneurs are industrious and ______.

In order to be a self-starter, you have to be quite diligent and industrious. No business will run efficiently with apathy or laziness involved.

Advertisement

Getting a smaller piece of pie than everyone else is unfair and ______.

There is nothing more unfair or dishonest than getting a smaller piece of the pie than anyone else at the table. Stand up for yourself. You deserve a fair and ethical portion just like everyone else!

Advertisement

A talent like Beyonce's is rare and ______.

It's not every day someone comes along who can sing and dance like the Queen B. Her talent is very rare and uncommon.

Advertisement

Actors and actresses are known for their celebrity and their ______.

Hollywood is full of people known for their talent, their celebrity, and their stardom. They are not seen as lowly people that lack importance.

Advertisement

The best kind of cookies are gooey and ______.

The best kind of cookies come out of the oven with gooey, tacky, and warm centers. They should never be dry, crumbly, or runny!

Advertisement

About HowStuffWorks Play

How much do you know about dinosaurs? What is an octane rating? And how do you use a proper noun? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks Play is here to help. Our award-winning website offers reliable, easy-to-understand explanations about how the world works. From fun quizzes that bring joy to your day, to compelling photography and fascinating lists, HowStuffWorks Play offers something for everyone. Sometimes we explain how stuff works, other times, we ask you, but we’re always exploring in the name of fun! Because learning is fun, so stick with us!

Explore More Quizzes