Can You Pass Our 11th Grade Vocabulary Practice Test?

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Can You Pass Our 11th Grade Vocabulary Practice Test? - Quiz

Learning about vocabulary can be exciting and fun. Can you pass our 11th Grade vocabulary practice test? Let's see how well you do on our super fun informational quiz. You are expected to answer the correct word. Please read all the questions carefully before answering. You can attempt this quiz as many times as you like. Do you think you can get a high score on our quiz? We are sure that you'll have an awesome time playing the quiz. Have fun and good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Dormant

    • A.

      Sleeping

    • B.

      Explosive

    • C.

      Stupid

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Sleeping
    Explanation
    The word "dormant" means inactive or in a state of rest. This is similar to the concept of sleeping, where a person or animal is temporarily inactive and resting. Therefore, "sleeping" is the correct answer as it is the closest synonym to "dormant" among the given options.

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  • 2. 

    Caustic

    • A.

      Witty

    • B.

      Biting; harsh

    • C.

      Scientific

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Biting; harsh
    Explanation
    The word "caustic" is often used to describe someone's remarks or wit that is sharp and critical, causing discomfort or offense. It implies a biting and harsh nature, suggesting that the person's words are acidic and can cause damage or pain. Therefore, the answer "biting; harsh" accurately captures the meaning of the word "caustic" in this context.

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  • 3. 

    Exacerbate

    • A.

      Complicate; make worse

    • B.

      Deflate; let down

    • C.

      Eat

    Correct Answer
    A. Complicate; make worse
    Explanation
    Not to be confused with "exasperate" meaning to frustrate or annoy.

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  • 4. 

    Dubious

    • A.

      Insane

    • B.

      Unintelligent

    • C.

      Doubtful

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Doubtful
    Explanation
    The word "dubious" means uncertain or doubtful. It is the only option that matches the meaning of "doubtful" in the given list. "Insane" means mentally ill, "unintelligent" means lacking intelligence, and "none of the above" indicates that none of the options are correct.

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  • 5. 

    Avarice

    • A.

      Strength

    • B.

      Greed

    • C.

      Fear

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Greed
    Explanation
    If you're avaricious, you're greedy.

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  • 6. 

    Counterfeit

    • A.

      Close-fitting

    • B.

      Fake

    • C.

      Genuine

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Fake
    Explanation
    The word "counterfeit" means something that is fake or not genuine. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "fake".

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  • 7. 

    Ambiguous

    • A.

      Enormous

    • B.

      Physically fit

    • C.

      Having more than one meaning

    Correct Answer
    C. Having more than one meaning
    Explanation
    Remember the "bi" in the word means "two."

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  • 8. 

    Capacious

    • A.

      Spacious; roomy

    • B.

      Hard-headed

    • C.

      Clueless

    Correct Answer
    A. Spacious; roomy
    Explanation
    Same root as "capacity."

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  • 9. 

    Elucidate

    • A.

      Explain; shed light on

    • B.

      Build; construct

    • C.

      Save money

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Explain; shed light on
    Explanation
    Literally means "to make more lucid," and lucid means "clear." Is that clear?

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  • 10. 

    Eradicate

    • A.

      Hook up

    • B.

      Win

    • C.

      Destroy

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Destroy
    Explanation
    The word "eradicate" means to completely eliminate or destroy something. Therefore, the correct answer is "destroy" as it is the closest synonym to "eradicate" among the given options. "Hook up" and "win" do not convey the same meaning as "eradicate," and "None of the above" is not a suitable answer as "destroy" accurately represents the meaning of "eradicate."

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  • 11. 

    Boorish

    • A.

      Rude; coarse

    • B.

      Fine; elegant

    • C.

      Bold; fearless

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Rude; coarse
    Explanation
    The word "boorish" is defined as being rude and coarse. This means that someone who is boorish lacks manners and acts in a crude or impolite manner. Therefore, the correct answer is "rude; coarse."

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  • 12. 

    Dissent

    • A.

      Music

    • B.

      Disagreement; unrest

    • C.

      Flatulence

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Disagreement; unrest
    Explanation
    A dissenting opinion is one that goes against what the others are saying.

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  • 13. 

    Fallacious

    • A.

      Upside-down

    • B.

      Downhill

    • C.

      False; illogical

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. False; illogical
    Explanation
    The word "fallacious" means false or misleading. The word "upside-down" refers to something being inverted or turned the opposite way. The word "downhill" means descending or getting worse. Therefore, the correct answer "false; illogical" accurately captures the meaning of the word "fallacious" as being both false and illogical.

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  • 14. 

    Halcyon

    • A.

      Segmented

    • B.

      Strange; unexpected

    • C.

      Happy; peaceful; ideal

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Happy; peaceful; ideal
    Explanation
    "...the halcyon days of summer..."

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  • 15. 

    Impromptu

    • A.

      Irregular; unusually shaped

    • B.

      Duck-billed

    • C.

      Without planning; made up on the spot

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Without planning; made up on the spot
    Explanation
    The word "impromptu" means without planning; made up on the spot. This is the correct answer because it accurately captures the meaning of the word. The other options, such as irregular; unusually shaped and duck-billed, do not relate to the definition of "impromptu."

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  • 16. 

    Heinous

    • A.

      Really bad; evil

    • B.

      Dry; tasteless

    • C.

      Hairy

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Really bad; evil
    Explanation
    The word "heinous" means something that is extremely bad or evil. It implies an act or behavior that is morally reprehensible and deserving of strong condemnation. It is not related to being dry, tasteless, or hairy. Therefore, the correct answer is "really bad; evil".

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  • 17. 

    Hirsute

    • A.

      Unbelievable

    • B.

      Hairy

    • C.

      Expensive

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Hairy
    Explanation
    "Hirsute" kinda sounds like "hair suit."

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  • 18. 

    Incongruous

    • A.

      Noble

    • B.

      Unexpected; out of place

    • C.

      Fantastic

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Unexpected; out of place
    Explanation
    The word "incongruous" means something that is unexpected or out of place. It refers to something that does not fit in with its surroundings or is not in harmony with its surroundings. This can be used to describe something that is out of the ordinary or doesn't match the expected norms or standards. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "unexpected; out of place".

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  • 19. 

    Insouciant

    • A.

      Smiling; pleasant

    • B.

      Bloody

    • C.

      Not worried; calm; cool

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Not worried; calm; cool
    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "not worried; calm; cool". The word "insouciant" refers to someone who is carefree and unconcerned, showing a lack of worry or anxiety. This person is calm and cool in their demeanor, displaying a sense of ease and nonchalance.

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  • 20. 

    Inept

    • A.

      Incompetent; not skilled

    • B.

      Shaken; not stirred

    • C.

      Encased in glass

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Incompetent; not skilled
    Explanation
    The word "inept" means lacking skill or competence. It is used to describe someone who is not skilled or capable in a particular area. Therefore, the correct answer is "incompetent; not skilled".

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  • 21. 

    Invidious

    • A.

      Unpleasant or unfair

    • B.

      Broken or cripppled

    • C.

      Extremely tall

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Unpleasant or unfair
    Explanation
    Not to be confused with "insidious" meaning sneaky.

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  • 22. 

    Harbinger

    • A.

      Primitive musical instrument

    • B.

      Sign of things to come

    • C.

      Basket of eggs

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Sign of things to come
    Explanation
    Robins are said to be harbingers of spring.

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  • 23. 

    Gesticulate

    • A.

      Hatch

    • B.

      Breathe slowly

    • C.

      Gesture; signal; motion

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Gesture; signal; motion
    Explanation
    Note the "gest-" prefix.

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  • 24. 

    Imperious

    • A.

      Bullet-proof

    • B.

      Commanding; bossy

    • C.

      Stinky

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Commanding; bossy
    Explanation
    Notice the "imper-" prefix. Remember that an "imperative" sentence is one that makes a command!

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  • 25. 

    Lachrymose

    • A.

      Made of styrofoam

    • B.

      Tearful

    • C.

      Endangered

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Tearful
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "tearful." Lachrymose is an adjective that describes someone who is prone to crying or easily moved to tears. It is derived from the Latin word "lacrima," meaning tear. Therefore, "tearful" is the best fit among the given options as it directly relates to the meaning of lachrymose.

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  • 26. 

    Lackadaisical

    • A.

      Full of holes

    • B.

      Slow and lazy

    • C.

      Covered in feathers

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Slow and lazy
    Explanation
    The word "lackadaisical" is commonly used to describe someone who is slow and lazy. It implies a lack of motivation or enthusiasm, often leading to a lack of effort or productivity. This is why the correct answer is "slow and lazy." The other options, "full of holes" and "covered in feathers," do not accurately reflect the meaning of the word.

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  • 27. 

    Lustrous

    • A.

      Shiny

    • B.

      Bent

    • C.

      Underwater

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Shiny
    Explanation
    The word "lustrous" means having a shine or brightness. Therefore, the correct answer is "shiny," as it is a synonym of "lustrous."

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  • 28. 

    Lugubrious

    • A.

      Impossible

    • B.

      Sad; gloomy; serious

    • C.

      Fluffy; light

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Sad; gloomy; serious
    Explanation
    "Lugubrious" sounds as sad and dismal as its meaning!

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  • 29. 

    Mesmerize

    • A.

      Hypnotize

    • B.

      Elevate

    • C.

      Rely on

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Hypnotize
    Explanation
    This word comes from a guy named Mesmer who used to hypnotize chickens or something like that.

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  • 30. 

    Mendacious

    • A.

      Tending to fall down

    • B.

      Lying; dishonest

    • C.

      Quiet; peaceful

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Lying; dishonest
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "lying; dishonest". The word "mendacious" is an adjective that describes someone who is prone to lying or being dishonest. This word is often used to describe individuals who cannot be trusted to tell the truth. Therefore, "lying; dishonest" accurately captures the meaning of "mendacious".

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