70% of Adults Over 40 Can’t Define These 12 Terms. Can You?

70% of all adults over the age of 40 have a great difficulty in defining these 12 terms. Do you think you can set yourself apart from the pack? Take these 12 questions and discover how you measure up to the average adult!
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Define the word: Accede.
To yield to another's wish or opinion
To obstruct or deflect
To revoke formally
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Define the word: Admonish.
To dismiss
To plead for a cause or idea
To scold or reprimand
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Define the word: Bereft.
Influenced by slyness
Sorrowful through loss
Lofty in style
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Define the word: Cajole.
Influence or urge
Emotionally hardened
To declare loyalty
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Define the word: Debunk.
A sudden or violent collapse
No longer in use or inactive
Expose while ridiculing
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Define the word: Duplicity.
Acting in bad faith
To have two of something
To be boisterous
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Define the word: Ebullient.
Formal or authoritative
Joyously unrestrained
Varying tastes and ideas
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Define the word: Extant.
Praise, glorify, or honor
Still in existence
Remove by erasing
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Define the word: Garrulous.
Full of trivial conversation
Outlandish or outspoken
To rumble or tussle
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Define the word: Hapless.
Dominant and authoritative
Unfortunate and deserving pity
Bleak or understated
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Define the word: Paradigm.
A standard or typical example
Rejected from home
Unusual or strange
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Define the word: Remiss.
To dispose of
Failing in what duty requires
To allow or give permission
Result
Like a majority of adults over 40, you had a difficult time defining these 12 words! We get it, these words don't come up often and they certainly aren't easy. While you may not have passed this quiz, you gave it all and learned something new. We believe there's success in that!

C+, Definition Dud

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Right!
Unlike a majority of Americans over 40, you knew most of the words on this quiz! While you may not have been able to correctly define all 12 vocabulary words, you proved that you have a strong grasp on language and breaking down difficult words. Well done!

B+, Definition Delight

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Well done! Unlike most Americans over the age of 40, you defined these 12 words like an English whiz. Nothing about these words left you feeling stumped or frazzled. Instead you proved that vocabulary knowledge is truly power!

A+, Definition Brilliance

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1
Define the word: Accede.
To yield to another's wish or opinion
To obstruct or deflect
To revoke formally
2
Define the word: Admonish.
To dismiss
To plead for a cause or idea
To scold or reprimand
3
Define the word: Bereft.
Influenced by slyness
Sorrowful through loss
Lofty in style
4
Define the word: Cajole.
Influence or urge
Emotionally hardened
To declare loyalty
5
Define the word: Debunk.
A sudden or violent collapse
No longer in use or inactive
Expose while ridiculing
6
Define the word: Duplicity.
Acting in bad faith
To have two of something
To be boisterous
7
Define the word: Ebullient.
Formal or authoritative
Joyously unrestrained
Varying tastes and ideas
8
Define the word: Extant.
Praise, glorify, or honor
Still in existence
Remove by erasing
9
Define the word: Garrulous.
Full of trivial conversation
Outlandish or outspoken
To rumble or tussle
10
Define the word: Hapless.
Dominant and authoritative
Unfortunate and deserving pity
Bleak or understated
11
Define the word: Paradigm.
A standard or typical example
Rejected from home
Unusual or strange
12
Define the word: Remiss.
To dispose of
Failing in what duty requires
To allow or give permission