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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?
Disgusting, horrible, abominable
Voluptuous
Happy, blissful, relating to paradise
Friendly, amiable

Question 2:


If your behaviour is 'agrestic', it is this.
In harmony with the given situation
Wise and sage
Sweet and kind
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
Moral principles concerning sexual relations with women
Psychological analysis of a person's intentions and motivation

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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