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How’s Your English Vocabulary?

Can you pick the correct definition of these 12 tricky English words?

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sevenels.net
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DEBACLE
a failure, a fiasco
an argument, a conflict

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sevenels.net
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ABJURE
to renounce, to reject
to contemplate, to ruminate

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tracyevans.name
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BLANDISHMENT
spiciness, flavor
flattery, persuasion

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wikimedia.org
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CALUMNY
slander, defamation
brightness, glare

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cornell.edu
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DIAPHANOUS
ambiguous, two-sided
sheer, translucent

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wordpress.com
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ECLECTIC
vivid, exciting
wide-ranging, broad-based

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fineestateliquidation.com
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FATUOUS
silly, pointless
obese, overweight

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officemuseum.com
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IMPECUNIOUS
sinful, evil
penniless, poor

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jazjaz.net
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INVECTIVE
abuse, swearing
active, adventurous

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planetoddity.com
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LEGERDEMAIN
deception, trickery
law, jurisprudence

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wikimedia.org
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MAUDLIN
modern, contemporary
sentimental, overemotional

Question 12/12

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OBSTREPEROUS
hideous, grotesque
unmanageable, disorderly

C+, Vocabulary Clueless

aamcomp.com
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See Dick Run. See Jane Run. See Dick and Jane run.

B+, Solid Vocabulary

minyanville.com
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Solid! Getting around half of these right means you have a rich vocabulary.

A+, Vocabulary Hero

retonthenet.co.uk
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Nice! Getting all or most of these right suggests you have quite a vocabulary.
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DEBACLE
a failure, a fiasco
an argument, a conflict
2
ABJURE
to renounce, to reject
to contemplate, to ruminate
3
BLANDISHMENT
spiciness, flavor
flattery, persuasion
4
CALUMNY
slander, defamation
brightness, glare
5
DIAPHANOUS
ambiguous, two-sided
sheer, translucent
6
ECLECTIC
vivid, exciting
wide-ranging, broad-based
7
FATUOUS
silly, pointless
obese, overweight
8
IMPECUNIOUS
sinful, evil
penniless, poor
9
INVECTIVE
abuse, swearing
active, adventurous
10
LEGERDEMAIN
deception, trickery
law, jurisprudence
11
MAUDLIN
modern, contemporary
sentimental, overemotional
12
OBSTREPEROUS
hideous, grotesque
unmanageable, disorderly

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