Do you consider the dictionary to be the best form of bedtime reading? Are you a vocabulary whiz? Take this How Stuff Works quiz to find out exactly how many of these 35 vocabulary words you can identify.
Not everyone looked forward to the weekly vocabulary quizzes and tests we all endured in school. But for those of us who did look forward to them, they offered a chance to expand our knowledge of what words mean.
Words are awesome. They enable us to communicate with one another; a wide array of words encourages us to add specificity and nuance to our communications. We understand that many people wish the English language wasn't so chock-full of multiple words that are similar, with shades of meaning, but we here at How Stuff Works love the flexibility that comes with a large vocabulary. Of course, the key to being able to use all of these wonderful words is understanding what they mean. But don't worry - if you failed to get your fill of vocabulary words in school, it's never too late to boost your vocab knowledge. You could start right now, with this quiz.
How many of these 35 vocabulary words can you identify?
How much do you know about how car engines work? And how much do you know about how the English language works? And what about how guns work? How much do you know? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks is about more than providing great answers about how the world works. We are also here to bring joy to your day with fun quizzes, compelling photography and fascinating listicles. Some of our content is about how stuff works. Some is about how much you know about how stuff works. And some is just for fun! Because, well, did you know that having fun is an important part of how your brain works? Well, it is! So keep reading!