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How Well Do You Know Obscure Words?

It’s time to put your English language skills to the test. Do you think you can determine the meaning of these 12 obscure English words? Take this quiz and find out!

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What is the meaning of the word crepuscular?
Nearing twilight
Go around
Of the muscular system

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What is the meaning behind the word petrichor?
Cartilage found on the ear
The pad on an animals foot
The smell that accompanies rain

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What is the meaning of the word nebbish?
To be timid or ineffectual
To be indifferent
To be garbage

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What is the meaning of the word lucubration?
To slander
To study or meditate
To oil or grease

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What is the meaning of the word trumpery?
Of royalty
A place where trumpets are fixed
Showy but worthless

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What does the elegant word pilgarlic mean?
To have a bald head
To have a distinct smell
To be impetuous

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What does the word frippery mean?
Innocent
Juvenile
Not necessary

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What does the word Tommyrot mean?
Foolish
Pigheaded
Indecisive

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The word Gardyloo is used to describe what kind of act?
Mooning
Warning
Sex

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To slubber something is to do what?
Do it in a perfect manner
To do it in a haphazard way
To slip up

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How much is a skosh of something?
A large amount
A tiny amount
A medium sized amount

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What does the word usufruct mean?
To impair something
To obstruct something
The right to enjoy something

C+, Obscure Ace

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You are an obscure ace! You may not be the world's leading expert on obscure words, but you managed to correctly define a few of these mystifying words. Knowing the definition of these words is no small task. Congrats on a job well done!

B+, Obscure Aficionado

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You are an obscure word aficionado! When it comes to obscure words, you know your stuff. While others may have fell victim to incorrectly breaking down pre-fixes and reading context clues, you beautifully mastered this quiz.

A+, Obscure Perfect

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You are obscure word perfect! We couldn't be more impressed. Not only did you master this obscure words quiz with ease and skill, but you proved yourself to be a true genius when it comes to the English language. Well done!
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1
What is the meaning of the word crepuscular?
Nearing twilight
Go around
Of the muscular system
2
What is the meaning behind the word petrichor?
Cartilage found on the ear
The pad on an animals foot
The smell that accompanies rain
3
What is the meaning of the word nebbish?
To be timid or ineffectual
To be indifferent
To be garbage
4
What is the meaning of the word lucubration?
To slander
To study or meditate
To oil or grease
5
What is the meaning of the word trumpery?
Of royalty
A place where trumpets are fixed
Showy but worthless
6
What does the elegant word pilgarlic mean?
To have a bald head
To have a distinct smell
To be impetuous
7
What does the word frippery mean?
Innocent
Juvenile
Not necessary
8
What does the word Tommyrot mean?
Foolish
Pigheaded
Indecisive
9
The word Gardyloo is used to describe what kind of act?
Mooning
Warning
Sex
10
To slubber something is to do what?
Do it in a perfect manner
To do it in a haphazard way
To slip up
11
How much is a skosh of something?
A large amount
A tiny amount
A medium sized amount
12
What does the word usufruct mean?
To impair something
To obstruct something
The right to enjoy something

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