Quiz: How robust is your college vocabulary?
How robust is your college vocabulary?
By: Olivia Seitz
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About This Quiz

Do you fancy yourself a bit of a wordsmith? We challenge you to find out how much you really know about words by taking this college vocabulary quiz. How well do you think you'll do?

We here at How Stuff Works are fans of the English language. And we especially love vocabulary. By incorporating a love of words into your life, you can communicate in ways that you just can't accomplish without such love. But, let's be honest, you don't really need college-level vocabulary to communicate effectively. We think it's still pretty cool, though.

To be serious, college-level vocabulary isn't at all easy - it's not supposed to be. By the time you reach college, you are expected to be able to communicate at a level that exceeds the talents of the everyday individual. But, some folks have expanded their knowledge of words by using a simple tool... the crossword puzzle. You think we jest, but crossword puzzles can be an excellent way to learn new words, and use them, too. After all, how often will you have an opportunity to use words such as iconoclast, aspersion, and milieu?

So, put down that crossword puzzle and try your hand at this college vocabulary quiz now.

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