How Big Is Your Vocabulary?

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Vocabulary Quizzes & Trivia

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


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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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