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Test Your Knowledge: $10 Vocabulary Words Quiz
by Staff
Why employ elementary language when you could besiege an audience with ostentatious terminology? Take our $10 word quiz and test your advanced vocabulary skills!

What is rodomontade?

  • fighting
  • jelly
  • bragging

An imitator knows all about what?

  • epigone
  • imbroglio
  • inimical

If you get a job as an amanuensis, you'll be doing what?

  • copying manuscripts
  • sewing ship sails
  • watching prisoners

Which word refers to bitter criticism?

  • obeisance
  • vitriol
  • approbation

If something is incognitable, what will you do?

  • become violent
  • mull it over
  • forget about it

Which word means dazzling?

  • pedestrian
  • prosaic
  • foudroyant

Which word might you use to describe a beautiful person?

  • swinish
  • unprepossessing
  • pulchritudinous

What's a synonym for pusillanimous?

  • cowardly
  • spiteful
  • hurried

If your dog dies, you will probably feel which way?

  • sanguine
  • mirthful
  • lugubrious

What might you do if a friend tells a funny joke?

  • cachinnate
  • circumvent
  • abscond

To what does "palimpsest" refer?

  • currency
  • a manuscript
  • a round person

What would a cowhearted person do in a scary situation?

  • hide
  • confront the problem
  • eat chicken

What might a camarilla do?

  • plunder
  • scheme
  • fight

Which adjective could describe things from fine living?

  • rococo
  • penurious
  • impecuniousness

"Cephalonomancy" was a type of divination that involved which body part?

  • hand
  • skull
  • penis

If you are a sensual person, you probably want which word to describe your lover?

  • plebian
  • platitudinous
  • concupiscent

What does it mean if you have a predilection for something?

  • You are indifferent to it.
  • You hate it.
  • You prefer it.

How do you want your gourmet dinner to taste?

  • piquant
  • cloying
  • macabre

What sort of behavior do you expect to see from politicians?

  • timorous
  • bloviate
  • veracious

The word "inanition" might refer to what state?

  • complete depression
  • lack of nourishment
  • overexcitement

If you call the police for an emergency, you probably don't want to hear them say which word?

  • revivifying
  • succoring
  • perendinate

Which word might describe a litter of weaned puppies?

  • quixotic
  • obstreperous
  • salacious

What sort of job might you expect a snollygoster to perform?

  • politician
  • miner
  • doctor

If your toddler spills his milk all over the rug, what might you do?

  • admonish him
  • show obeisance
  • display encomium

What word might be used to describe a suspenseful movie?

  • stygian
  • nutation
  • balatron

What might you do when you notice excessive foofaraw?

  • panic
  • eat heartily
  • roll your eyes

A restless single man without standards might look for what kind of woman?

  • decorous
  • vestal
  • doxy

If you're not excited about potential job advancement, you might be exhibiting what?

  • vehemence
  • velleity
  • moxie

At a funeral, people usually have what look about them?

  • rhapsodic
  • convivial
  • lachrymose

Many overbearing leaders might be described as what?

  • recherche
  • esurient
  • halycon