How Strong Is Your English Vocabulary? Take This Quiz!

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How Strong Is Your English Vocabulary? Take This Quiz!

A vocabulary, also known as a wordstock or word-stock, is a set of familiar words within a person's language. A vocabulary, usually developed with age, serves as a useful and fundamental tool for communication and acquiring knowledge. How strong is your english vocabulary? Take this quiz!


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  • 1. 
    Hayden woke up from a ___ 4 days after being seriously injured in a car accident. 
    • A. 

      Trance

    • B. 

      Hypnosis

    • C. 

      Coma

    • D. 

      Hallucination

  • 2. 
    The rubbing of the chains on the convict’s leg had caused his skin to ___ easily although there was no serious damage done. 
    • A. 

      Chafe

    • B. 

      Fester

    • C. 

      Fetid

    • D. 

      Dilapidated

  • 3. 
    The ___ were looked down upon by the upper classes in society as they belonged to the middle classes. 
    • A. 

      Serfs

    • B. 

      Nouveau riche

    • C. 

      Bourgeoisie

    • D. 

      Peasants

  • 4. 
    It was the burglar’s ___ movements that drew the guard’s attention for he had indeed appeared really suspicious. 
    • A. 

      Fervent

    • B. 

      Furtive

    • C. 

      Insidious

    • D. 

      Minute

  • 5. 
    The speaker was ___ away so quickly and indistinctly that I really could not catch a word of what he said. 
    • A. 

      Gallivanting

    • B. 

      Gabbling

    • C. 

      Jibbing

    • D. 

      Gazumping

  • 6. 
    The referee’s sudden decision to show a red card had caused ___ among the players. 
    • A. 

      Diplomacy

    • B. 

      Dissent

    • C. 

      Disillusion

    • D. 

      Disarray

  • 7. 
    The lady who drove her car over a cliff managed to crawl from the ___ to safety. 
    • A. 

      Wreckage

    • B. 

      Carnage

    • C. 

      Rampage

    • D. 

      Outrage

  • 8. 
    While trying to avoid running over the puppy, the new driver ___ crashed her car into a tree instead. 
    • A. 

      Incidentally

    • B. 

      Tenuously

    • C. 

      Inadvertently

    • D. 

      Tentatively

  • 9. 
    Which one do you like?
    • A. 

      Option 1

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 10. 
    The country is indeed unlucky to have such a / an ___ leader who indulges in cruel acts. 
    • A. 

      Sanguinary

    • B. 

      Sanguine

    • C. 

      Officious

    • D. 

      Voracious

  • 11. 
    A famous image of pain endurance is a ___ lying on a bed of nails. 
    • A. 

      Samurai

    • B. 

      Sumo

    • C. 

      Maestro

    • D. 

      Yogi

  • 12. 
    The magician survived being ___ in a freezing lake with his hands and feet securely tied up. 
    • A. 

      Submerged

    • B. 

      Doused

    • C. 

      Immersed

    • D. 

      Marinated

  • 13. 
    ___ notions of children from broken families often failing in life have always been proven wrong. 
    • A. 

      Mundane

    • B. 

      Naïve

    • C. 

      Banal

    • D. 

      Stereotypical

  • 14. 
    The cat ___ in a corner whenever the huge bulldog appears. 
    • A. 

      Grovels

    • B. 

      Basks

    • C. 

      Cowers

    • D. 

      Detracts

  • 15. 
    The ___ goal of the new president was to achieve a better standard of living for all his people. 
    • A. 

      Lattermost

    • B. 

      Ultimate

    • C. 

      Hindmost

    • D. 

      Terminal

  • 16. 
    The country had imposed heavy fines and other forms of punishments in an effort to ___ the litter-bug problem. 
    • A. 

      Laminate

    • B. 

      Magnify

    • C. 

      Eradicate

    • D. 

      Distinguish

  • 17. 
    You had insulted your best friend badly and wounded his pride.  It was no wonder he stormed off in a state of ___. 
    • A. 

      Annoyance

    • B. 

      Melancholy

    • C. 

      Provocation

    • D. 

      Pique

  • 18. 
    The collapse of the old bridge only serves to ___ the urgent need for the authorities to repair all old structures and buildings in the city. 
    • A. 

      Accentuate

    • B. 

      Underrate

    • C. 

      Penetrate

    • D. 

      Underscore

  • 19. 
    It is all the years of ___ that have turned the tycoon’s daughter into such a spoilt child. 
    • A. 

      Mollycoddling

    • B. 

      Fondling

    • C. 

      Pacifying

    • D. 

      Chastising

  • 20. 
    The organiser’s switchboard was ___ by irate phone calls when the international awards show was cancelled abruptly. 
    • A. 

      Deprecated

    • B. 

      Deluged

    • C. 

      Squandered

    • D. 

      Logged

  • 21. 
    The ___ player proved to everyone that being short is not an obstacle for playing top level basketball. 
    • A. 

      Demure

    • B. 

      Diminutive

    • C. 

      Petite

    • D. 

      Miniature

  • 22. 
    Olivia’s friends are quite afraid of her ___ character.  One moment, she can be happy but the next, she becomes angry. 
    • A. 

      Volatile

    • B. 

      Erratic

    • C. 

      Acidic

    • D. 

      Fluid

  • 23. 
    In order to give his family a better life, Mr Jones ___ his income by taking up a second job as a security guard. 
    • A. 

      Assimilated

    • B. 

      Enhanced

    • C. 

      Inflated

    • D. 

      Augmented

  • 24. 
    Store shelves were empty as families were ___ butter, meat, and gasoline during the war. 
    • A. 

      Dispensed

    • B. 

      Hoarded

    • C. 

      Rationed

    • D. 

      Auctioned

  • 25. 
    Tsunamis are large ___ sea waves generated by sudden movements of the sea floor during an earthquake. 
    • A. 

      Oceanic

    • B. 

      Cosmic

    • C. 

      Thermal

    • D. 

      Seismic

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