How’s Your English Vocabulary?

Can you pick the correct definition of these 12 tricky English words?
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Question 1/12

sevenels.net
DEBACLE
a failure, a fiasco
an argument, a conflict
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sevenels.net
ABJURE
to renounce, to reject
to contemplate, to ruminate
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Question 3/12

tracyevans.name
BLANDISHMENT
spiciness, flavor
flattery, persuasion
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wikimedia.org
CALUMNY
slander, defamation
brightness, glare
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Question 5/12

cornell.edu
DIAPHANOUS
ambiguous, two-sided
sheer, translucent
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Question 6/12

wordpress.com
ECLECTIC
vivid, exciting
wide-ranging, broad-based
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Question 7/12

fineestateliquidation.com
FATUOUS
silly, pointless
obese, overweight
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Question 8/12

officemuseum.com
IMPECUNIOUS
sinful, evil
penniless, poor
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Question 9/12

jazjaz.net
INVECTIVE
abuse, swearing
active, adventurous
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Question 10/12

planetoddity.com
LEGERDEMAIN
deception, trickery
law, jurisprudence
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Question 11/12

wikimedia.org
MAUDLIN
modern, contemporary
sentimental, overemotional
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Question 12/12

sevenels.net
OBSTREPEROUS
hideous, grotesque
unmanageable, disorderly
Result
See Dick Run. See Jane Run. See Dick and Jane run.

C+, Vocabulary Clueless

aamcomp.com
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Solid! Getting around half of these right means you have a rich vocabulary.

B+, Solid Vocabulary

minyanville.com
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Nice! Getting all or most of these right suggests you have quite a vocabulary.

A+, Vocabulary Hero

retonthenet.co.uk
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DEBACLE
a failure, a fiasco
an argument, a conflict
2
ABJURE
to renounce, to reject
to contemplate, to ruminate
3
BLANDISHMENT
spiciness, flavor
flattery, persuasion
4
CALUMNY
slander, defamation
brightness, glare
5
DIAPHANOUS
ambiguous, two-sided
sheer, translucent
6
ECLECTIC
vivid, exciting
wide-ranging, broad-based
7
FATUOUS
silly, pointless
obese, overweight
8
IMPECUNIOUS
sinful, evil
penniless, poor
9
INVECTIVE
abuse, swearing
active, adventurous
10
LEGERDEMAIN
deception, trickery
law, jurisprudence
11
MAUDLIN
modern, contemporary
sentimental, overemotional
12
OBSTREPEROUS
hideous, grotesque
unmanageable, disorderly