How Impressive Is Your Vocabulary?

David Copper

5 Min Quiz

Which of these people is an esteemed author?

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What does the word 'averse' mean?

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Which of these things do you enjoy the most?

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Do you listen to audio books?

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Which of these words means 'a misleading appearance'?

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Which of these words means 'to avoid'?

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Did you do well in English class?

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Which of these words means 'to receive'?

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Which of these words means 'the act of rising or climbing'?

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Which of these people was a famous poet?

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Which of these words means 'a lesson from a story or fable'?

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Which of these things means 'praise or flattery'?

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Which of these was a book by Mark Twain

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Which of these words means 'to look furtively'?

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Which of these words means 'to take a survey'?

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Which of these words means 'a sense of morality'?

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Which of these words means 'to give advice'?

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What is 'To Kill a Mockingbird' about?

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Have you done any reading today?

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Which of these means 'illegal or forbidden'?

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Which of these words means 'about to happen'?

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Which of these people was a famous poet?

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Which of these words means 'to surround'?

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Which of these words means 'to rule'?

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Which of these means 'standing still'?

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Which of these words means 'courage or spirit'?

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Which of these words means 'compassionate'?

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Which of these means 'modest'?

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Which of these means 'the absence of war'?

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Which of these is a part of a flower?

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About This Quiz

Are you the word nerd who makes all your friends feel like they need a refresher course in English? Or do you know less than you really think you do? If you're looking for the definitive answer about your vocabulary's potency, you've come to the right place. Our vocabulary quiz will take you back to school to see what you've remembered despite burning all those brain cells in college. 

Throughout this impressive vocabulary quiz, we are going to put your word nerdiness to the test. It's not the kind of test that you need to study for all night. It's the kind of test that will rank your vocabulary against that of the general population. 

You might know that you are good with words, but are you the best amongst your peers? Our quiz is designed to bring out your inner passion for words and to gauge you on the scale of intelligence to let you know exactly how impressive your vocabulary might be.

If you know your complements from your compliments, you are most likely to do well. Even if you miss a few, we'll reward your quiz completion with a generous grading curve. Best of all, you'll walk away with an official word nerd title you can use to brag to your friends! 

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