6th Grade Vocabulary

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6th Grade Vocabulary Quizzes & Trivia

Not everybody knows what every word in the English language means and how to use them. This is why in every grade students get to add some words in their vocabulary. How well do you know your English words and their meanings? Take up the quiz below and find out. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The Word DISPATCH MOST NEARLY means:

    • A.

      Firmly established; Deep-seated and part of one's innermost being

    • B.

      A servile follower; a toady

    • C.

      Above, greater

    • D.

      To send off or out for a purpose

    Correct Answer
    D. To send off or out for a purpose
    Explanation
    The word "dispatch" means to send off or out for a purpose. This definition aligns with the given answer choice "To send off or out for a purpose." The other answer choices do not accurately capture the meaning of the word "dispatch."

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  • 2. 

    The Word INGENIOUS MOST NEARLY means:

    • A.

      Wildly excited or active; chaotic

    • B.

      Showing remarkable originality, inventiveness, or resourcefulness; Clever

    • C.

      A word or expression that distinguishes one group from another

    • D.

      A person who always expects the worst

    Correct Answer
    B. Showing remarkable originality, inventiveness, or resourcefulness; Clever
    Explanation
    The word "ingenious" refers to someone or something that is very creative, inventive, and resourceful. It suggests that the person or thing is able to come up with clever and original solutions to problems. This is the closest meaning to "showing remarkable originality, inventiveness, or resourcefulness; clever".

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  • 3. 

    The Word FORSAKE MOST NEARLY means

    • A.

      An accomplishment or achievement that is gained or reached

    • B.

      An introductory or opening performance

    • C.

      To give up something; To abandon or desert

    • D.

      Wood

    Correct Answer
    C. To give up something; To abandon or desert
    Explanation
    The word "forsake" means to give up something or to abandon or desert it. This is the closest meaning to the phrase "To give up something; To abandon or desert." It does not mean an accomplishment or achievement, an introductory performance, or wood.

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  • 4. 

    The Word REPAST MOST NEARLY means:

    • A.

      A meal, feast or banquet

    • B.

      An introductory or opening performance

    • C.

      Highly imaginative but unlikely; Not readily believable

    • D.

      The quality of being upright or correct in principles and conduct

    Correct Answer
    A. A meal, feast or banquet
    Explanation
    The word "repast" refers to a meal, feast, or banquet. This means that it is an occasion where food is served and people come together to eat. It is the most suitable definition among the given options as the other options do not relate to the concept of a meal or feast.

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  • 5. 

    The Word EXPRESSLY MOST NEARLY means:

    • A.

      Plainly, in so many words; For a particular purpose

    • B.

      Cunning; artful; sly; crafty

    • C.

      Not showing human feeling or sensitivity; Unresponsive

    • D.

      Inclined to make trouble; Unruly

    Correct Answer
    A. Plainly, in so many words; For a particular purpose
    Explanation
    The word "expressly" means to state something clearly and directly, using specific words. It implies that the intention or purpose behind the statement is made clear. This aligns with the meaning "Plainly, in so many words; For a particular purpose" given in the answer.

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  • 6. 

    The Word DOUSE MOST NEARLY means:

    • A.

      To change direction or course suddenly , turn aside or shift

    • B.

      To wet thoroughly; To drench

    • C.

      To laugh at with scorn; To ridicule

    • D.

      Open and observable; not hidden

    Correct Answer
    B. To wet thoroughly; To drench
    Explanation
    The word "douse" means to wet thoroughly or to drench something. This is the closest meaning to the given word. The other options do not accurately capture the meaning of "douse".

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  • 7. 

    The Word LIBEL MOST NEARLY means:

    • A.

      Hard and constant work in any menial or dull occupation

    • B.

      Big and strongly built; Muscular

    • C.

      Something that confines or restrains, like a handcuff

    • D.

      A written statement unfairly or falsely harms the reputation of the person about whom it is made

    Correct Answer
    D. A written statement unfairly or falsely harms the reputation of the person about whom it is made
    Explanation
    The word "libel" refers to a written statement that unfairly or falsely harms someone's reputation. It involves making false claims or spreading damaging information about someone through written means. This action can have serious consequences for the person being targeted, as it can negatively impact their personal or professional life.

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  • 8. 

    The Word INSTANTANEOUS MOST NEARLY means:

    • A.

      Stretched tight

    • B.

      That can not be rectified or made amends for

    • C.

      Done immediately; Occurring without delay

    • D.

      Age, time

    Correct Answer
    C. Done immediately; Occurring without delay
    Explanation
    The word "instantaneous" refers to something that happens immediately or without any delay. It implies that there is no waiting or time gap involved. The phrase "most nearly" indicates that this is the closest meaning to the given word. Therefore, the correct answer is "Done immediately; Occurring without delay."

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  • 9. 

    The Word INEPT MOST NEARLY means:

    • A.

      Wing

    • B.

      Stretch, level, layer

    • C.

      Perceived by touch or capable of being touched

    • D.

      Lacking skill; Not fit or suitable

    Correct Answer
    D. Lacking skill; Not fit or suitable
    Explanation
    The word "inept" refers to someone or something that lacks skill or is not fit or suitable for a particular task or situation. It implies a lack of competence or ability. This meaning is closest to the phrase "Lacking skill; Not fit or suitable".

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  • 10. 

    The Word COMPRESS MOST NEARLY means:

    • A.

      Extremely well known, famous or renowned

    • B.

      To press together; To reduce in size or volume

    • C.

      Offense, resentment

    • D.

      Lawful power or right to exercise official authority

    Correct Answer
    B. To press together; To reduce in size or volume
    Explanation
    The word "compress" means to press together or reduce in size or volume. This definition is most closely related to the given answer "To press together; To reduce in size or volume".

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  • 11. 

    The Word IRK MOST NEARLY means:

    • A.

      Go, seek

    • B.

      To annoy or irritate; To vex

    • C.

      Time

    • D.

      Causing an extreme misfortune; Disastrous

    Correct Answer
    B. To annoy or irritate; To vex
    Explanation
    The word "irk" means to annoy or irritate, causing someone to feel vexed. This is the closest meaning to the word "irk" among the given options.

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  • 12. 

    The Word BESIEGE MOST NEARLY means

    • A.

      Beget, produce

    • B.

      To pound, crush or grind into powder or dust

    • C.

      An established ceremony appointed by a religion; A traditional ceremony

    • D.

      To surround with military forces

    Correct Answer
    D. To surround with military forces
    Explanation
    The word "besiege" means to surround with military forces. This is the closest meaning among the given options. "Beget, produce" and "To pound, crush or grind into powder or dust" do not accurately convey the meaning of besiege. "An established ceremony appointed by a religion; A traditional ceremony" is completely unrelated to the meaning of besiege.

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  • 13. 

    The Word GAINFUL MOST NEARLY means:

    • A.

      Bringing in money or some special advantage; Profitable

    • B.

      Not open to question, undeniable; Obviously true

    • C.

      Coolness and composure, especially in trying circumstances

    • D.

      Brother

    Correct Answer
    A. Bringing in money or some special advantage; Profitable
    Explanation
    The word "gainful" refers to something that brings in money or provides some special advantage. It is synonymous with "profitable."

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  • 14. 

    The Word DENOUNCE MOST NEARLY means:

    • A.

      Loving others and actively desirous of their well-being

    • B.

      To refer to indirectly; To hint at or insinuate

    • C.

      superior group of people

    • D.

      To condemn openly; To accuse or criticize as deserving of punishment

    Correct Answer
    D. To condemn openly; To accuse or criticize as deserving of punishment
    Explanation
    To denounce means to openly condemn or accuse someone or something as deserving of punishment. It involves openly criticizing and expressing disapproval towards a person or an action. This is the closest meaning to the given word "denounce".

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  • 15. 

    The Word OAF MOST NEARLY means

    • A.

      person regarded as stupid or clumsy

    • B.

      Causing anxiety or uneasiness; Disturbing

    • C.

      situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible; A standstill or deadlock

    • D.

      Skilled; Very good at something; Competent

    Correct Answer
    A. person regarded as stupid or clumsy
    Explanation
    The word "OAF" refers to a person who is regarded as stupid or clumsy. This word is used to describe someone who lacks intelligence or grace, and is often used in a derogatory manner to criticize someone's abilities or behavior.

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  • 16. 

    The Word IMMENSE MOST NEARLY means:

    • A.

      A space, especially a small or narrow one, between things

    • B.

      To suspend until a later stated time

    • C.

      Very large or great in size, extent or quantity

    • D.

      Nearness; Closeness

    Correct Answer
    C. Very large or great in size, extent or quantity
    Explanation
    The word "immense" is used to describe something that is very large or great in size, extent, or quantity. It suggests that the thing being described is of a significant magnitude or scale.

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  • 17. 

    The Word APPAREL MOST NEARLY means:

    • A.

      Clothing, especially outer garments; Attire

    • B.

      To steal something in small quantities

    • C.

      To move back or away

    • D.

      To diminish or lessen the seriousness of an offense

    Correct Answer
    A. Clothing, especially outer garments; Attire
    Explanation
    The word "apparel" refers to clothing, especially outer garments or attire. It does not mean to steal something, to move back or away, or to diminish the seriousness of an offense.

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  • 18. 

    The Word RECEDE MOST NEARLY means:

    • A.

      To move back or away

    • B.

      A group that seeks power usually through intrigue

    • C.

      To reduce in force, value, amount, or degree; weaken

    • D.

      Countless, numerous, 10,000

    Correct Answer
    A. To move back or away
    Explanation
    The word "recede" means to move back or away. This is the closest meaning to the given word "RECEDE MOST NEARLY means". The other options do not accurately capture the meaning of the word "recede".

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  • 19. 

    The Word MISGIVING MOST NEARLY means:

    • A.

      Loving others and actively desirous of their well-being

    • B.

      feeling of doubt, distrust, or uncertainty

    • C.

      The state of being completely forgotten; The state of being unconscious of or not noticing what is happening; Unawareness

    • D.

      Acting with or marked by stealth; Secret

    Correct Answer
    B. feeling of doubt, distrust, or uncertainty
    Explanation
    The word "misgiving" refers to a feeling of doubt, distrust, or uncertainty. It suggests that there is a sense of unease or skepticism about something. This is the closest meaning to the given word "misgiving" among the options provided.

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