How Many English Words Do You Actually Know?

Do you consider yourself to be a vocabulary whiz kid? Take these 12 questions and put your knowledge of English words to the test!
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Define the word: Abate
To decrease in intensity
To increase in amount or intensity
To maintain
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Define the word: Amicable
To limit or abstain
Characterized by friendship and goodwill
A state of misfortune or affliction
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Define the word: Brazen
A shelter from danger
Rough and exuberant
Unrestrained by convention
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Define the word: Capitulate
Large in the amount that can be contained
To surrender under good conditons
To perceive things not present to the senses
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Define the word: Conundrum
To treat others with arrogance
Harmful or detrimental to living things
A difficult problem
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Define the word: Diligent
The state of being held in low esteem
Tending to move apart in different directions
Steadily persevering in detail
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Define the word: Ephemeral
Worthy of imitation
Anything short lived
Partially excusing
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Define the word: Hackneyed
Having or showing arrogant superiority
To be overfamiliar from overuse
To be motivated by sensual pleasures
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Define the word: Mundane
The property of being long lived
Marked by blithe unconcern
Found in the ordinary course of events
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Define the word: Orator
A person who delivers a speech
Dried out by heat
Lacking wit or imagination
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Define the word: Rancorous
Withdrawn from society
Showing deep seated resentment
The act of improving
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Define the word: Wary
Profoundly honored
Marked by keen caution
Lasting a very short time
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C+, English Pro

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B+, English Excellent

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You are an English ace! It's clear that you know English well, earning a near perfect score on this tough vocabulary quiz. There's no tripping you up when it comes to English. Well done!

A+, English Ace

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Define the word: Abate
To decrease in intensity
To increase in amount or intensity
To maintain
2
Define the word: Amicable
To limit or abstain
Characterized by friendship and goodwill
A state of misfortune or affliction
3
Define the word: Brazen
A shelter from danger
Rough and exuberant
Unrestrained by convention
4
Define the word: Capitulate
Large in the amount that can be contained
To surrender under good conditons
To perceive things not present to the senses
5
Define the word: Conundrum
To treat others with arrogance
Harmful or detrimental to living things
A difficult problem
6
Define the word: Diligent
The state of being held in low esteem
Tending to move apart in different directions
Steadily persevering in detail
7
Define the word: Ephemeral
Worthy of imitation
Anything short lived
Partially excusing
8
Define the word: Hackneyed
Having or showing arrogant superiority
To be overfamiliar from overuse
To be motivated by sensual pleasures
9
Define the word: Mundane
The property of being long lived
Marked by blithe unconcern
Found in the ordinary course of events
10
Define the word: Orator
A person who delivers a speech
Dried out by heat
Lacking wit or imagination
11
Define the word: Rancorous
Withdrawn from society
Showing deep seated resentment
The act of improving
12
Define the word: Wary
Profoundly honored
Marked by keen caution
Lasting a very short time