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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
Sweet and kind
In harmony with the given situation
Rustic and uncouth

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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