Can You Define These 12 Crazy English Words?

English can be a very confusing language. Sure there are the common words we use every day, but crack open any English dictionary and you’re sure to find some odd words in there! Take this quiz to see if you’re good at defining lesser-known English words.
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A 'cacophony' is a mixture of what type of sounds?
Pleasing, soothing
Horrible, mismatched
Loud, jarring
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If someone is speaking 'poppycock,' the things they are saying are what?
False
Interesting
Superstitious
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'Lackadaisical' is used to describe which type of person?
Lazy
Sleepy
Physically Sick
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True or False: 'Frankenfood' is an actual, recognized English word.
True
False
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A 'quire' means two dozen of what?
Shoes/Footwear
Sheets of paper
Writing instruments (e.g. pencils)
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'Jentacular' is a word that means pertaining to which meal?
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
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'Kakorrhaphiophobia' is the fear of what?
Messiness
Getting Lost
Failure
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'Doodle sack' is an old English word for which musical instrument?
Bagpipe
Harmonica
Maracas
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If people call you 'macrosmatic,' what are they saying about you?
You are charming.
You have a big appetite.
You have a good sense of smell.
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Which of the following strange English words means 'of, pertaining to, or resembling a hedgehog?'
Erinaceous
Ulotrichous
Zoanthropy
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C+, Colloquially Confused

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Good job! You certainly know a multitude of crazy, strange, odd English words. You're not quite a walking dictionary, but you can very certainly call yourself an English know-it-all and give yourself a pat on the back for a quiz well done.

B+, English Know-It-All

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Wow, you're a regular walking English dictionary! You not only passed this quiz, but you passed with flying colors. A job well done, indeed! No one can top YOU when it comes to knowing obscure, crazy, strange English words.

A+, Walking Dictionary

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1
A 'cacophony' is a mixture of what type of sounds?
Pleasing, soothing
Horrible, mismatched
Loud, jarring
2
If someone is speaking 'poppycock,' the things they are saying are what?
False
Interesting
Superstitious
3
'Lackadaisical' is used to describe which type of person?
Lazy
Sleepy
Physically Sick
4
True or False: 'Frankenfood' is an actual, recognized English word.
True
False
5
A 'quire' means two dozen of what?
Shoes/Footwear
Sheets of paper
Writing instruments (e.g. pencils)
6
'Jentacular' is a word that means pertaining to which meal?
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
7
'Kakorrhaphiophobia' is the fear of what?
Messiness
Getting Lost
Failure
8
'Doodle sack' is an old English word for which musical instrument?
Bagpipe
Harmonica
Maracas
9
If people call you 'macrosmatic,' what are they saying about you?
You are charming.
You have a big appetite.
You have a good sense of smell.
10
Which of the following strange English words means 'of, pertaining to, or resembling a hedgehog?'
Erinaceous
Ulotrichous
Zoanthropy