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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.
Sweet and kind
In harmony with the given situation
Rustic and uncouth
Wise and sage

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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