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  • 1. 

    What is an 11 letter word meaning "any essential characteristic of a species by reason of which it differs from other species"?

    • A.

      Diacritical

    • B.

      Sequestrate

    • C.

      Differentia

    • D.

      Sarcophagus

    Correct Answer
    C. Differentia
    Explanation
    Differentia is the correct answer because it is an 11 letter word that means "any essential characteristic of a species by reason of which it differs from other species." This definition aligns perfectly with the given meaning in the question. The other options, Diacritical, Sequestrate, and Sarcophagus, do not have the same meaning or relevance to the given definition.

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  • 2. 

    What is a 10 letter word meaning "spreading rapidly through the system and acting quickly"?

    • A.

      Colloquial

    • B.

      Diffusible

    • C.

      Transferee

    • D.

      Outlandish

    Correct Answer
    B. Diffusible
    Explanation
    Diffusible is the correct answer because it is a 10 letter word that means "spreading rapidly through the system and acting quickly." The word "diffusible" is derived from the verb "diffuse," which means to spread or scatter widely. Therefore, diffusible accurately describes something that spreads rapidly and acts quickly within a system.

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  • 3. 

    What is a 7 letter word meaning "to turn aside from the main subject and for a time dwell on some incidental matter"?

    • A.

      Digress

    • B.

      Consort

    • C.

      Terrify

    • D.

      Vegetal

    Correct Answer
    A. Digress
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Digress" because it is a 7-letter word that means "to turn aside from the main subject and for a time dwell on some incidental matter."

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  • 4. 

    What is a 10 letter word meaning "a superficial amateur"?

    • A.

      Concession

    • B.

      Dilettante

    • C.

      Theologian

    • D.

      Subtrahend

    Correct Answer
    B. Dilettante
    Explanation
    A dilettante is someone who dabbles in various activities or fields without serious commitment or expertise. They are often seen as superficial or amateurish due to their lack of deep knowledge or skill in any particular area. The word "dilettante" fits the given definition of a 10 letter word meaning "a superficial amateur" perfectly.

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  • 5. 

    What is a 9 letter word meaning "careful and persevering effort to accomplish what is undertaken"?

    • A.

      Economize

    • B.

      Diligence

    • C.

      Wittingly

    • D.

      Distiller

    Correct Answer
    B. Diligence
    Explanation
    Diligence is the correct answer because it is a 9-letter word that means "careful and persevering effort to accomplish what is undertaken." This word accurately describes the quality of being diligent and putting in consistent hard work and effort towards achieving a goal or completing a task. It implies a sense of thoroughness, attentiveness, and conscientiousness in one's actions and approach.

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  • 6. 

    What is a 10 letter word meaning "reduction"?

    • A.

      Descendant

    • B.

      Diminution

    • C.

      Playwright

    • D.

      Effrontery

    Correct Answer
    B. Diminution
    Explanation
    Diminution is a 10 letter word that means "reduction". It is the correct answer because it directly matches the given definition. Descendant, Playwright, and Effrontery do not have the same meaning as "reduction" and therefore cannot be the correct answer.

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  • 7. 

    What is a 9 letter word meaning "tact, shrewdness, or skill in conducting any kind of negotiations or in social matters"?

    • A.

      Excretion

    • B.

      Abhorrent

    • C.

      Diplomacy

    • D.

      Secondary

    Correct Answer
    C. Diplomacy
    Explanation
    Diplomacy is a nine-letter word that means tact, shrewdness, or skill in conducting negotiations or in social matters. Diplomacy refers to the ability to handle delicate situations with sensitivity and finesse, finding common ground and maintaining peaceful relationships. It involves effective communication, negotiation, and problem-solving skills, often used in international relations or politics.

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  • 8. 

    What is an 8 letter word meaning "to be opposite in opinion"?

    • A.

      Disagree

    • B.

      Pantheon

    • C.

      Scribble

    • D.

      Therefor

    Correct Answer
    A. Disagree
    Explanation
    The word "disagree" is an 8-letter word that means "to be opposite in opinion". It is the correct answer because it directly matches the given definition. The other options, "pantheon", "scribble", and "therefor", do not have the same meaning as "to be opposite in opinion" and therefore are not the correct answer.

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  • 9. 

    What is a 9 letter word meaning "to cease to exist, either actually or for the time being"?

    • A.

      Auricular

    • B.

      Disappear

    • C.

      Epidermis

    • D.

      Avalanche

    Correct Answer
    B. Disappear
    Explanation
    The word "disappear" is a 9-letter word that means "to cease to exist, either actually or for the time being." This word is commonly used to describe something or someone that vanishes or becomes invisible.

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  • 10. 

    What is a 10 letter word meaning "to regard with blame"?

    • A.

      Likelihood

    • B.

      Metropolis

    • C.

      Disapprove

    • D.

      Redundance

    Correct Answer
    C. Disapprove
    Explanation
    The word "disapprove" is a 10-letter word that means "to regard with blame." This word is often used to express a negative judgment or criticism towards someone or something. When you disapprove of something, you are indicating your dissatisfaction or disapproval of it, suggesting that it is not acceptable or appropriate.

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  • 11. 

    What is a 6 letter word meaning "to deprive of weapons"?

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Disarm

    • C.

      Guzzle

    • D.

      Uproot

    Correct Answer
    B. Disarm
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Disarm". This word means to deprive someone or something of weapons. It is commonly used to describe the act of taking away someone's ability to use weapons or to remove weapons from a particular situation.

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  • 12. 

    What is a 7 letter word meaning "to disclaim responsibility for"?

    • A.

      Mordant

    • B.

      Insular

    • C.

      Vocable

    • D.

      Disavow

    Correct Answer
    D. Disavow
    Explanation
    Disavow is a 7 letter word that means "to disclaim responsibility for". This word is commonly used when someone denies or rejects any association or responsibility for a particular action or statement. It implies the act of publicly stating that one is not responsible for something, thus distancing oneself from any involvement or accountability.

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  • 13. 

    What is an 8 letter word meaning "to pay out or expend, as money from a fund"?

    • A.

      Disburse

    • B.

      Scribble

    • C.

      Irrigant

    • D.

      Hawthorn

    Correct Answer
    A. Disburse
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Disburse." Disburse is an 8 letter word that means to pay out or expend money from a fund.

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  • 14. 

    What is a 7 letter word meaning "to reject"?

    • A.

      Vacuous

    • B.

      Discard

    • C.

      Passive

    • D.

      Expanse

    Correct Answer
    B. Discard
    Explanation
    The word "discard" is a 7 letter word that means "to reject". It is the correct answer because it directly aligns with the given definition. "Vacuous" means empty or lacking intelligence, "passive" means not taking action or being inactive, and "expanse" means a wide or open area. None of these words convey the meaning of "to reject". Therefore, "discard" is the most suitable answer.

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  • 15. 

    What is an 11-letter word meaning "perceivable"?

    • A.

      Fundamental

    • B.

      Workmanlike

    • C.

      Discernible

    • D.

      Unspeakable

    Correct Answer
    C. Discernible
    Explanation
    The word "discernible" is an 11-letter word that means "perceivable." It refers to something that can be recognized, detected, or understood. It suggests that the object or concept in question is clear, distinguishable, or noticeable. The other options, "fundamental," "workmanlike," and "unspeakable," do not convey the same meaning as "perceivable."

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