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Scary Words

written by: bobby
 
I bet most of you have seen the scary never-ending SAT word lists. Take this quiz and see how easy you can learn ten such words.

Question 1:


What does the word 'elysian' mean?
Friendly, amiable
Happy, blissful, relating to paradise
Voluptuous
Disgusting, horrible, abominable

Question 2:


If your behaviour is 'agrestic', it is this.
Wise and sage
Rustic and uncouth
Sweet and kind
In harmony with the given situation

Question 3:


What does the word 'casuistry' mean?
Psychological analysis of a person's intentions and motivation
Moral philosophy based on the application of general ethical principles
Moral principles concerning sexual relations with women
The hypothesis that the Earth moves around the Moon

Question 4:


If you are a 'deipnosophist' then you are good at this.
Drawing sketches
Across-the-table chit chat
Telling jokes
Pottery

Question 5:


A Syzygy is the straight line configuration of 3 ...?
Black holes
Volcanoes
Celestial bodies
Capital cities

Question 6:


Pleonasm is a literary term. Which of these could be considered an example of pleonasm?
A tiny little child
A 500-kilogram person
An ugly man
A cheerful child

Question 7:


The word 'condign' means undeserved and unmerited.
False
True

Question 8:


If leaves are 'glabrous', then they have none of these qualities, except one. Can you spot it?
Softness
Hairs
Projections
Pubescence

Question 9:


Which of the following characters can be described as 'oleaginous'?
Uriah Heep ('David Copperfield' by Dickens)
Horatio ('Hamlet' by Shakespeare)
Dorian Gray ('The Picture of Dorian Gray' by Wilde)
Robinson Crusoe ('Robinson Crusoe' by Defoe)

Question 10:


The word 'inanition' means this.
Excessive talking
Power and might
Relating to charity
Mental hollowness

 


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