Do You Know These English Vocabulary Words?

Can you define these words without the help of a dictionary? Let's see...
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Question 1/12

theivycoach.com
ABSTRUSE
obscure, arcane
sharp, pointy
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theblaze.com
BOMBASTIC
pompous, pretentious
explosive, volatile
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foxnews.com
CIRCUMLOCUTION
orbit, ellipse
wordiness, redundancy
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bulldogbulletin.org
DIRGE
lament, requiem
to dig, to scoop
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niche.com
EMPIRICAL
widespread, far-ranging
experiential, firsthand
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fineartamerica.com
HEGEMONY
division, splitting
dominance, supremacy
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campuscircle.com
INIMICAL
similar, identical
harmful, detrimental
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blogdailyherald.com
INVETERATE
ingrained, deep-rooted
animalistic, primitive
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terragalleria.com
MAELSTROM
whirlpool, vortex
armor, protection
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nydailynews.com
NADIR
pinnacle, apex
low point, rock-bottom
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minnpost.com
NOISOME
smelly, noxious
angry, agressive
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ucsb.edu
PAUCITY
scarcity, dearth
abundance, surplus
Result
I tell ya, I don't get no respect, no respect at all...

C+, Back To School

ericgarland.co
Right!
You speak truly, emphatically, resoundlingly well!

B+, Excellent

film.com
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My, what a large vocabulary you have! All the better to impress you with, my dear...

A+, Valedictorian

wordpress.com
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ABSTRUSE
obscure, arcane
sharp, pointy
2
BOMBASTIC
pompous, pretentious
explosive, volatile
3
CIRCUMLOCUTION
orbit, ellipse
wordiness, redundancy
4
DIRGE
lament, requiem
to dig, to scoop
5
EMPIRICAL
widespread, far-ranging
experiential, firsthand
6
HEGEMONY
division, splitting
dominance, supremacy
7
INIMICAL
similar, identical
harmful, detrimental
8
INVETERATE
ingrained, deep-rooted
animalistic, primitive
9
MAELSTROM
whirlpool, vortex
armor, protection
10
NADIR
pinnacle, apex
low point, rock-bottom
11
NOISOME
smelly, noxious
angry, agressive
12
PAUCITY
scarcity, dearth
abundance, surplus