Do You Know Random Dictionary Words?

There are some pretty tough words in the dictionary - words we might not use everyday. How well do you know them? Take our quiz to find out!
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What does "nomenclature" mean?
to call out
bad situation
name
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What does "quincunx" mean?
a shout of approbation favor or assent eager expression of approval loud applause
consisting of a thousand years of or pertaining to the millennium or to the Millenarians
an arrangement of five things in a square or rectangle with one at each corner and one in the middle
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What does "eminently" mean?
to a high degree
to prove wrong
to be punctual
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What does "venerate" mean?
to cover or entomb in stone
to honor with an act of devotion
to be purposely electrocuted
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What does "fauve" mean?
vivid in color
to make strong
not pertaining to the human body
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What does "hubris" mean?
the act of becoming masculine
a self-reflective or calm manner
exaggerated pride or self-confidence
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What does "amicable" mean?
tiresome or monotonous
characterized by friendly goodwill
inspiring reverential wonder or fear
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What does "callow" mean?
immature
drunken
cowardly
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What does "juxtapose" mean?
to compare or contrast by placing two things side by side
to have the power to resist stress or force
to suffer a fate that is justified by your own actions
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What does "omniscient" mean?
to be unable to conceive children
to have infinite awareness or insight
to be strikingly attractive
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What does "unctuous" mean?
unpleasantly loud
lacking in taste
fatty or oily
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What does "sedentary" mean?
lacking in variety and interest
not physically active
having little or no pity
Result
Well...as long as you know the easy words, we guess you'll be alright. How often would you really be using most of the words contained in this quiz anyways? As long as you don't go around pretending you know what they mean and trying to use them in conversation, you'll be just fine!

C+, Dictionary Dunce

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While you may have been stumped or tripped up by a few of the words on this quiz, we're not gonna beat you up for it - this is still a pretty great score! With a little studying up, you could be a master of the English dictionary!

B+, Dictionary Dreamer

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You're a real dictionary darling - you must know all of the words! All of them! Which is super impressive, because there are plenty out there who can't even remember the easy words, let alone the ones contained in this quiz. Count yourself among the elite!

A+, Dictionary Darling

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1
What does "nomenclature" mean?
to call out
bad situation
name
2
What does "quincunx" mean?
a shout of approbation favor or assent eager expression of approval loud applause
consisting of a thousand years of or pertaining to the millennium or to the Millenarians
an arrangement of five things in a square or rectangle with one at each corner and one in the middle
3
What does "eminently" mean?
to a high degree
to prove wrong
to be punctual
4
What does "venerate" mean?
to cover or entomb in stone
to honor with an act of devotion
to be purposely electrocuted
5
What does "fauve" mean?
vivid in color
to make strong
not pertaining to the human body
6
What does "hubris" mean?
the act of becoming masculine
a self-reflective or calm manner
exaggerated pride or self-confidence
7
What does "amicable" mean?
tiresome or monotonous
characterized by friendly goodwill
inspiring reverential wonder or fear
8
What does "callow" mean?
immature
drunken
cowardly
9
What does "juxtapose" mean?
to compare or contrast by placing two things side by side
to have the power to resist stress or force
to suffer a fate that is justified by your own actions
10
What does "omniscient" mean?
to be unable to conceive children
to have infinite awareness or insight
to be strikingly attractive
11
What does "unctuous" mean?
unpleasantly loud
lacking in taste
fatty or oily
12
What does "sedentary" mean?
lacking in variety and interest
not physically active
having little or no pity