Quiz: Only A Professor Could Pass This English Terminology Test. Can You?

Are you a true English scholar? Test yourself!

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 Mar 01, 2020
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Question: 1/40What does this word mean?


Quip
Witty remark
Huge
Modern

Question: 2/40What does this word mean?


Zeal
Eagerness
Frugal
Bad eyesight

Question: 3/40What does this word mean?


Yearn
Own
Longing for something
Fidget

Question: 4/40What does this word mean?


Wary
Impulsive
Trusting
Cautious

Question: 5/40What does this word mean?


Vivacious
Lively
Large
Irritating

Question: 6/40What does this word mean?


Taut
Stretched or tight
Studious
Easy-going

Question: 7/40What does this word mean?


Scarce
Overflowing
Insufficient
Abundance

Question: 8/40What does this word mean?


Obscure
Sharp
Frightening
Unclear

Question: 9/40What does this word mean?


Meddlesome
Interfering
Avoiding
Snobby

Question: 10/40What does this word mean?


Lethargic
Lazy
Opposite
Anxious

Question: 11/40What does this word mean?


Kinship
Connection or bond
Disinterest
Lazy

Question: 12/40What does this word mean?


Jargon
Ceramic
Game
Slang

Question: 13/40What does this word mean?


Imminent
Sluggish
Likely
Unstable

Question: 14/40What does this word mean?


Haughty
Humble
Hot
Arrogant

Question: 15/40What does this word mean?


Gaudy
Flashy
Slippery
Unsophisticated

Question: 16/40What does this word mean?


Fickle
Firm
Unstable
Creative

Question: 17/40What does this word mean?


Emulate
Copy or match
Compete
Neglect

Question: 18/40What does this word mean?


Dire
Exciting
Original
Extremely serious

Question: 19/40What does this word mean?


Chivalrous
A Cough
Courteous
Rude

Question: 20/40What does this word mean?


Bolster
Weaken
Damage
Strengthen

Question: 21/40What does this word mean?


Ingenious
someone who doesn't speak
a higher education institution
showing skill

Question: 22/40What does this word mean?


Ambivalence
indifference
loud
eagerness

Question: 23/40What does this word mean?


Luminous
dull
radiant
taciturn

Question: 24/40What does this word mean?


Lucid
very clear
shiny
ugly

Question: 25/40What does this word mean?


Gregarious
friendly
shy
pretty

Question: 26/40What does this word mean?


Ornate
Abandon
Advantageous
Flamboyant

Question: 27/40What does this word mean?


Denounce
travel
release
speak out against

Question: 28/40What does this word mean?


Keen
Unsteady or unbalanced
A kneecap
Smart or sharp

Question: 29/40What does this word mean?


Parched
Thirsty
Standing
Excited

Question: 30/40What does this word mean?


Euphoric
Confusing
Natural
Happy

Question: 31/40What does this word mean?


Tenacious
Timid
Crazy
Stubborn

Question: 32/40What does this word mean?


Stationary
Not moving
Not sleeping
Not breathing

Question: 33/40What does this word mean?


Exert
To take away something
A passage of a book
Make a great effort

Question: 34/40What does this word mean?


Bough
Tree branch
Bow
Broach

Question: 35/40What does this word mean?


Enamor
A feeling of love
Metal armor
To fascinate

Question: 36/40What does this word mean?


Torturous
Impossible
Full of twists; complex
Full of pain or suffering

Question: 37/40What does this word mean?


Recluse
A person who is included
A person who is withdrawn from society
To cause to flow

Question: 38/40What does this word mean?


Pragmatic
Practical
Smart
Containing two parts

Question: 39/40What does this word mean?


Jovial
Happy or joyous
A tale or account
Childish

Question: 40/40What does this word mean?


Grisly
Handsome
Gruesome, revolting
A type of bear
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