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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
Friendly, amiable
Happy, blissful, relating to paradise

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

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
Pubescence
Projections
Softness

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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