Test Your Knowledge: $10 Vocabulary Words Quiz

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Test Your Knowledge: $10 Vocabulary Words Quiz
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Why employ elementary language when you could besiege an audience with ostentatious terminology? Take our $10 word quiz and test your advanced vocabulary skills!
What is rodomontade?
fighting
jelly
bragging
It's the kind of thing you'd expect from a champion boxer or politician.

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An imitator knows all about what?
epigone
It means that person is a less impressive copycat, like your annoying little sibling.
imbroglio
inimical

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If you get a job as an amanuensis, you'll be doing what?
copying manuscripts
And you'll mostly likely be an assistant to the primary creator.
sewing ship sails
watching prisoners

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Which word refers to bitter criticism?
obeisance
vitriol
Spewing vitriol at someone will likely show mean-spirited malice on your part.
approbation

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If something is incognitable, what will you do?
become violent
mull it over
forget about it
It's the kind of unthinkable thing that, well, you don't want to ponder.

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Which word means dazzling?
pedestrian
prosaic
foudroyant
It's the kind of life that Kanye West lives.

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Which word might you use to describe a beautiful person?
swinish
unprepossessing
pulchritudinous
It is one of the strangest words for beautiful that you'll ever see.

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What's a synonym for pusillanimous?
cowardly
But you could just call someone "chicken" instead.
spiteful
hurried

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If your dog dies, you will probably feel which way?
sanguine
mirthful
lugubrious
Poor Fluffy's passing will mostly likely make you feel sad.

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What might you do if a friend tells a funny joke?
cachinnate
Or you might simply chuckle or scoff.
circumvent
abscond

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To what does "palimpsest" refer?
currency
a manuscript
More specifically, a manuscript on which more than one text has been written.
a round person

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What would a cowhearted person do in a scary situation?
hide
That lily-livered softy won't be of much use in a confrontation.
confront the problem
eat chicken

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What might a camarilla do?
plunder
scheme
They might be unofficial advisers to a powerful leader, scheming their way through life.
fight

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Which adjective could describe things from fine living?
rococo
Fancy things are usually reserved for wealthier folks.
penurious
impecuniousness

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"Cephalonomancy" was a type of divination that involved which body part?
hand
skull
It might be human or animal head, but it could supposedly be used to determine various facts.
penis

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If you are a sensual person, you probably want which word to describe your lover?
plebian
platitudinous
concupiscent
It means your mate will be randy and ready for action.

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What does it mean if you have a predilection for something?
You are indifferent to it.
You hate it.
You prefer it.
You may have a predilection for pepperoni pizza over anchovy and onion.

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How do you want your gourmet dinner to taste?
piquant
And hopefully it is scrumptious, too.
cloying
macabre

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What sort of behavior do you expect to see from politicians?
timorous
bloviate
They love to constantly brag about themselves.
veracious

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The word "inanition" might refer to what state?
complete depression
lack of nourishment
You'll lack vigor, particularly if you're short on water and food.
overexcitement

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If you call the police for an emergency, you probably don't want to hear them say which word?
revivifying
succoring
perendinate
Because if they do, you won't see them until the day after or maybe even longer.

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Which word might describe a litter of weaned puppies?
quixotic
obstreperous
They will likely be unruly and loud.
salacious

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What sort of job might you expect a snollygoster to perform?
politician
These kinds of people don't have any real principles.
miner
doctor

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If your toddler spills his milk all over the rug, what might you do?
admonish him
Just a fancier word for scolding.
show obeisance
display encomium

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What word might be used to describe a suspenseful movie?
stygian
A scary film might very well be dark and forbidding.
nutation
balatron

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What might you do when you notice excessive foofaraw?
panic
eat heartily
roll your eyes
Overdone frilliness or drama can be aggravating in a lot of situations.

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A restless single man without standards might look for what kind of woman?
decorous
vestal
doxy
And like him, she might not have any standards, either.

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If you're not excited about potential job advancement, you might be exhibiting what?
vehemence
velleity
You might sort of want a promotion, but not enough to actually act for it.
moxie

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At a funeral, people usually have what look about them?
rhapsodic
convivial
lachrymose
Unless it was their enemy, then they might be exultant.

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Many overbearing leaders might be described as what?
recherche
esurient
Their greed is often their undoing.
halycon

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