Quiz: Do You Know All of These Words a Genius Might Use?
Do You Know All of These Words a Genius Might Use?
By: Annette
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About This Quiz

Are you a word genius? Prove it!

Words. Words are defined as the smallest unit of speech that can be uttered that impart meaning. Although its impossible to be sure, there may be a minimum of a quarter of a million words in the English language. More than 125,000 of these words are nouns (we apparently feel a distinct need to categorize the world around us), more than 30,000 of these words are verbs (well, these nouns have to do something!), and the remaining 95,000 or so are exclamations, conjunctions, prepositions, suffixes, and others. Although we probably don't need each and every one of these words to communicate effectively, we'd all probably be surprised at how many words even the most limited English language user spews without even realizing they know so many words.

Some say that the average woman speaks roughly 20,000 words a day, and the average man speaks about one-third of that, but we're going to assume that some of the words we use each day are repeats. For this quiz, you need to know only 35 words, but we're not going to make it easy for you.

So, put on your thinking cap, and let's get started!

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