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How Good Is Your Vocabulary Really? Quiz
by David Copper
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Salutations! Are you the spelling bee champion in your family or the word nerd amongst your coworkers? They say you should never judge a book by its cover, but your vocabulary always gives it all away. Nothing can make you look sillier than using the wrong word! If you want to make sure you're still on top of your word game, let's find out if you are as much of a genius as you think you are! 

You don't have to be a literary whiz to take this quiz, but it helps if you know your way around the library. We'll want to know about books you've read, and we'll check your spelling for mistakes. You won't feel like you're in school again, we promise. You will, however, feel like a well-educated student and be very proud of yourself for doing well at the end. It won't be easy, but we know you can do it! 

Once and for all, find out how others view your vocabulary. Do they hold back laughter when you try to use a big word and get it all wrong, or do they find themselves having to break out a dictionary when you aren't looking? Quiz yourself to find out!

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