How Big Is Your Vocabulary?

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How Big is Your Vocabulary?
Language is complex, so is semantics.
Knowing the definitions of more words and their proper meanings allows you too communicate better, but using too many words others don't understand can cause communication to break down. Match your wits against a list of increasingly difficult words to see where you come out!

semantics (noun. )
1. The study or science of meaning in language
2. The study of relationships between signs and symbols and what they represent [Semasiology]
3. The meaning or the interpretation of a word, sentence, or other language form


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Apt

    • A.

      Curved and concave; as an ice cream scoop or spoon

    • B.

      Appropriate and accurate

    • C.

      Small poisonous snake of western asia Archaic: secondary moving screw of a hand tool

    • D.

      Apartment

    • E.

      Small annex room in churches of russian orthodox design

    Correct Answer
    B. Appropriate and accurate
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "appropriate and accurate". This is because the word "apt" is commonly used to describe something that is suitable or fitting for a particular purpose. It can also mean that something is accurate or correct in a given context.

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  • 2. 

    Copious

    • A.

      Innocent and unassuming, opposite of nosy

    • B.

      Small and cozy; cavelike, sheltered

    • C.

      Compliant and helpful

    • D.

      Abundant; plentiful

    • E.

      Extensively imitated; copied over and over

    Correct Answer
    D. Abundant; plentiful
    Explanation
    The word "copious" means abundant or plentiful. It refers to a large quantity or amount of something. This word is often used to describe things that are in great supply or abundance.

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  • 3. 

    Septicaemic

    • A.

      Someone born in september; something created in september

    • B.

      Skeptical; especially doubtful until more is known

    • C.

      Persistence of pathogens in the blood

    • D.

      Art and culture descended or derived from those of the ancient greek state of septaeus

    • E.

      Solid caking of a liquid base under effervescent chemical reaction; especially unstable nitrates

    Correct Answer
    C. Persistence of pathogens in the blood
    Explanation
    The term "septicaemic" refers to the persistence of pathogens in the blood. This means that there is an ongoing presence of disease-causing microorganisms in the bloodstream. It indicates a serious condition where the infection has spread throughout the body via the bloodstream. The term does not relate to someone born in September or anything created in September, nor does it have any connection to skepticism, ancient Greek culture, or chemical reactions.

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  • 4. 

    Indubious

    • A.

      With arrogant stature; with pride - 'showing off'

    • B.

      Bewildered or confused; disbelief

    • C.

      With out doubt, with certainty

    • D.

      Resolute, defiant

    • E.

      Hearty; with gleeful gluttonous enjoyment

    Correct Answer
    C. With out doubt, with certainty
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "without doubt, with certainty." The word "indubious" is not a commonly used word, but it can be broken down into two parts: "in" meaning "not" and "dubious" meaning "doubtful or uncertain." Therefore, "indubious" means "not doubtful" or "without doubt." This aligns with the given answer choice "without doubt, with certainty."

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  • 5. 

    Anaglyph

    • A.

      Abnormal protuberance of the anal cavity

    • B.

      Ancient symbolic art using only dots or lines

    • C.

      Single digit encoding using plural repetition of one character - "88-8-8888"

    • D.

      2 dimensional image simulating 3 dimensional viewing through variation in color

    • E.

      Mysterious and disturbing unathorized public symbol, sign, or graffiti, traditionally attributed to anarchists or other dissidents

    Correct Answer
    D. 2 dimensional image simulating 3 dimensional viewing through variation in color

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