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Verbal Simplicity

written by: pkchica12
 
Here are some uncommon words that mean very simple things, and some simple words with uncommon synonyms.

Question 1:


One of these words has mid-17th century Latin origins and is a synonym of the word, "wavy".
Undulate
Unduly
Unhair
Unialgal

Question 2:


Which of these definitions does not describe a present day meaning of the word "sesquipedalian?"
Characterized by the use of long words
Having many syllables
Large in length
Having a lot of feet

Question 3:


The archaic word "wittol," already out of use and found mostly in old books, stands for a person who is very wise.
False
True

Question 4:


Which of these words is used to describe something with a yellow color or tending toward a yellow color?
Xanadu
Xenolith
Xanthic
Xeric

Question 5:


The word “promiscuous� is used in physical description to refer to someone with exclusive charm and sex appeal.
True
False

Question 6:


We all know purple and its numerous variations, but can you name the odd one in this synonymic order dedicated to the shade of purple?
Indigo
Wine
Lavender
Amethyst

Question 7:


Having in mind the word's meaning, does it fit in the following analogy: Juvenile is to young as *geriatric* is to aged.
Yes
No

 


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