Only Those With A PhD Will Know The Meaning Of These 12 Words!

Only individuals with a PhD will find this word meaning quiz to be a breeze! Do you have the intelligence to pass this quiz? Take these 12 questions and put your word knowledge to the ultimate test!
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What is the meaning of the word "abjure?"
To formally reject
To pardon
To adhere
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What is the meaning of the word "bilk?"
To blindly agree to something
To shirk responsibility
To cheat someone out of something that is due
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What is the meaning of the word "calumny?"
To owe alimony or spousal support
A false accusation or offense
A calamity or disaster
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What is the meaning of the word "demagogue?"
A religion that focuses on several gods or goddesses
A leader who rules without care or concern for others
A leader who seeks support by appealing to popular passions
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What is the meaning of the word "egregious?"
To be outrageously bad or reprehensible
To annoy or offend purposely
To torment without just cause
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What is the meaning of the word "fractious?'
To splinter from common norms
Easily annoyed or irritated
To view the world as inherently faulty
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What is the meaning of the word "gourmand?"
A person devoted to eating or drinking in excess
A person who cannot control their weight
A person who is dedicated to culinary arts
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What is the meaning of the word "laconic?"
Lazy or without motivation
Brief and to the point
Feeling without purpose
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What is the meaning of the word "mawkish?"
To dispel a myth
To be insincerely emotional
To make a mockery of
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What is the meaning of the word "obdurate?"
To obtain or possess
Insubordinate
Stubbornly persistent in wrong doing
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What is the meaning of the word "paucity?"
An insufficient quantity or number
To bear blind confidence
To forgive without question
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What is the meaning of the word "sanguine?"
Excessively hypocritical
Expressing offensive reproach
Confidently optimistic and cheerful
Result
Though you likely have a very vast knowledge on a wide variety of topics, these 12 questions definitely threw you for a loop! Fret not, at least you expanded your knowledge by simply embarking on this quiz!

C+, Not A PhD

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According to the results of this quiz, you are very word wise! Though you may not possess a deep knowledge on all of these vocabulary words just yet, you proved yourself to be intelligent and driven. Well done!

B+, Word Wise

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According to the results of this quiz, you are a true word wonder! Not only are you likely a PhD (or something equally impressive), but your knowledge on difficult vocabulary words is highly impressive. Well done!

A+, Word Wonder

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What is the meaning of the word "abjure?"
To formally reject
To pardon
To adhere
2
What is the meaning of the word "bilk?"
To blindly agree to something
To shirk responsibility
To cheat someone out of something that is due
3
What is the meaning of the word "calumny?"
To owe alimony or spousal support
A false accusation or offense
A calamity or disaster
4
What is the meaning of the word "demagogue?"
A religion that focuses on several gods or goddesses
A leader who rules without care or concern for others
A leader who seeks support by appealing to popular passions
5
What is the meaning of the word "egregious?"
To be outrageously bad or reprehensible
To annoy or offend purposely
To torment without just cause
6
What is the meaning of the word "fractious?'
To splinter from common norms
Easily annoyed or irritated
To view the world as inherently faulty
7
What is the meaning of the word "gourmand?"
A person devoted to eating or drinking in excess
A person who cannot control their weight
A person who is dedicated to culinary arts
8
What is the meaning of the word "laconic?"
Lazy or without motivation
Brief and to the point
Feeling without purpose
9
What is the meaning of the word "mawkish?"
To dispel a myth
To be insincerely emotional
To make a mockery of
10
What is the meaning of the word "obdurate?"
To obtain or possess
Insubordinate
Stubbornly persistent in wrong doing
11
What is the meaning of the word "paucity?"
An insufficient quantity or number
To bear blind confidence
To forgive without question
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What is the meaning of the word "sanguine?"
Excessively hypocritical
Expressing offensive reproach
Confidently optimistic and cheerful