Can You Match The Word With Its Definition?

Have you ever known someone who would bust out crazy obscure words in conversation? Are you that person? Take our quiz to see how well you know the English language!
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What does "deride" mean?
to ridicule
to close something
to snap shut
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What does "erudite" mean?
despicable
scholarly
sculpted
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What does "inveterate" mean?
broken through accidental means
a type of animal with no spinal column
stubbornly established by habit
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What does "obsequious" mean?
obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree.
unwilling to believe something factual
dressed up in current fashionable clothing
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What does "extol" mean?
to break
to yell at
to praise
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What does "zenith" mean?
peak
death
alarm
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What does "umbrage" mean?
stolen goods
resentment
falling debris
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What does "truculent" mean?
aggressively defiant
succulent or delicious
deceptively strong
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What does "predilection" mean?
unaware of an incoming deceit
ability to see future events
bias in favor of something
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What does "repudiate" mean?
to confer
to decline
to accept
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Question 11/12

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What does "panacea" mean?
an ancient building
a cure-all
a large area of land
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Question 12/12

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What does "meticulous" mean?
afraid of simple things
exceptionally clumsy
extremely careful about details
Result
Well...you could certainly do with some studying up on the more obscure and complex words in the English language. Ultimately though, a lot of these words you could go your entire life without hearing once in a conversation...so maybe it isn't that big a deal.

C+, Language Lacky

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You missed some of the really tough ones, and we can't blame you: you could go a lifetime without hearing some of these words. Regardless though, you got a solid number of the other ones and ultimately had a pretty impressive showing on this quiz. Great work!

B+, Educated in English

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Wow! You sure know your stuff when it comes to the English language. Some of these words you might here around the block sometimes, but some of them you could potentially go your entire life without hearing in conversation. Great job!

A+, English Expert

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1
What does "deride" mean?
to ridicule
to close something
to snap shut
2
What does "erudite" mean?
despicable
scholarly
sculpted
3
What does "inveterate" mean?
broken through accidental means
a type of animal with no spinal column
stubbornly established by habit
4
What does "obsequious" mean?
obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree.
unwilling to believe something factual
dressed up in current fashionable clothing
5
What does "extol" mean?
to break
to yell at
to praise
6
What does "zenith" mean?
peak
death
alarm
7
What does "umbrage" mean?
stolen goods
resentment
falling debris
8
What does "truculent" mean?
aggressively defiant
succulent or delicious
deceptively strong
9
What does "predilection" mean?
unaware of an incoming deceit
ability to see future events
bias in favor of something
10
What does "repudiate" mean?
to confer
to decline
to accept
11
What does "panacea" mean?
an ancient building
a cure-all
a large area of land
12
What does "meticulous" mean?
afraid of simple things
exceptionally clumsy
extremely careful about details