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Improve Your Vocabulary By Taking This Fantastic Test! The English vocabulary is made up of thousands of words, and it is rare to find someone who knows the meaning of every word when asked. The quiz below will not only test your vocabulary knowledge, but it will also add on to what you already know. How about you give it a try!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

     ________________________ - not even; unbalanced.

    • A.

      Mayhem

    • B.

      Indoctrination

    • C.

      Asymetrical

    • D.

      Symetrical

    Correct Answer
    C. Asymetrical
    Explanation
    The word "asymmetrical" means not even or unbalanced. This aligns with the given definition of the blank, which states "not even; unbalanced." Therefore, "asymmetrical" is the correct answer.

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  • 2. 

     ________________________ - even on both sides; proportional.

    • A.

      Mayhem

    • B.

      Symetrical

    • C.

      Asymetrical

    • D.

      Delinquency

    Correct Answer
    B. Symetrical
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "symmetrical." This means that something is balanced or evenly distributed on both sides. In the context of the given options, "symmetrical" is the only word that fits this definition. "Mayhem" means chaos or disorder, "asymmetrical" means not balanced or uneven, and "delinquency" means criminal behavior. Therefore, "symmetrical" is the most appropriate choice based on the given options.

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  • 3. 

     ________________________ - motion ; propelling momentum; motion that is kept moving.

    • A.

      Momentum

    • B.

      Vulnerable

    • C.

      Vesper

    • D.

      Imbecile

    Correct Answer
    A. Momentum
    Explanation
    Momentum refers to the force or energy that an object has when it is in motion. It is the product of an object's mass and its velocity. Momentum is a property of moving objects and is characterized by its direction and magnitude. It represents the tendency of an object to keep moving in the same direction unless acted upon by an external force.

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  • 4. 

     ________________________ - women who fight for the rights of other women.

    • A.

      Deliquent

    • B.

      Demented

    • C.

      Suffragette

    • D.

      Imbecile

    Correct Answer
    C. Suffragette
    Explanation
    A suffragette is a woman who fights for the rights of other women, particularly in the context of gaining the right to vote. This term is commonly associated with the women's suffrage movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, where women fought for their right to participate in the democratic process. Suffragettes were instrumental in advocating for gender equality and challenging societal norms.

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  • 5. 

     ________________________ - evening services; the beginning of evening.

    • A.

      Vespers

    • B.

      Mayhem

    • C.

      Conundrum

    • D.

      Interim

    Correct Answer
    A. Vespers
    Explanation
    Vespers refers to evening services or prayers, specifically the beginning of the evening. It is a term commonly used in religious contexts, particularly in Christian traditions. The word "vespers" is derived from the Latin word "vesper," which means evening. This term is often used to describe a specific time of day when evening prayers or worship services are held. Therefore, vespers is the correct answer in this context.

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  • 6. 

     ________________________ - beaten or worn down.

    • A.

      Degrade

    • B.

      Blather

    • C.

      Wombat

    • D.

      Battered

    Correct Answer
    D. Battered
    Explanation
    Battered means to be beaten or worn down. This word suggests that something or someone has experienced physical or emotional harm, resulting in a worn-out or beaten appearance. It implies a state of being damaged or bruised, either physically or metaphorically.

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  • 7. 

     ________________________ - crime or injury; causing injury.

    • A.

      Mayhem

    • B.

      Blather

    • C.

      Wombat

    • D.

      Xenographic

    Correct Answer
    A. Mayhem
    Explanation
    Mayhem is the correct answer because it refers to a state of chaos, disorder, or violent confusion. It is associated with crime or injury, specifically causing injury. The other options, blather, wombat, and xenographic, do not have the same meaning or association with crime or injury.

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  • 8. 

     ________________________ - afraid of immigrants or aliens.

    • A.

      Harried

    • B.

      Orient

    • C.

      Demented

    • D.

      Xenophobic

    Correct Answer
    D. Xenophobic
    Explanation
    The word "xenophobic" refers to being afraid of immigrants or aliens. This term describes individuals who have a strong fear or dislike of people from other countries or cultures. It implies a deep-seated prejudice or bias against foreigners, often leading to discrimination or hostility.

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  • 9. 

     ________________________ - easily wounded; one who could be hurt easily.

    • A.

      Vulnerable

    • B.

      Asylum

    • C.

      Imbecile

    • D.

      Conundrum

    Correct Answer
    A. Vulnerable
    Explanation
    The word "vulnerable" means easily wounded or one who could be hurt easily. It suggests that the person or thing in question is susceptible to harm, whether it be physical, emotional, or otherwise. This word implies a sense of fragility or weakness, indicating that the individual or object is easily affected or harmed by external factors.

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  • 10. 

    Choose the correct etymology for the following word: Mayhem

    • A.

      Latin

    • B.

      Greek

    • C.

      English

    • D.

      Old French

    Correct Answer
    D. Old French
    Explanation
    The correct etymology for the word "Mayhem" is Old French. This is because "Mayhem" originated from the Old French word "mahein" which means "injury" or "harm". The term was later adopted into English and has been used to describe violent or chaotic behavior.

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  • 11. 

    Choose the correct etymology for the following word: Blather

    • A.

      Latin

    • B.

      Greek

    • C.

      Old Nordic

    • D.

      Old Icelandic

    Correct Answer
    D. Old Icelandic
    Explanation
    The correct etymology for the word "Blather" is Old Icelandic. This means that the word originated from the Old Icelandic language.

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  • 12. 

    Choose the correct etymology for the following word: Xenographic

    • A.

      Latin

    • B.

      Greek

    • C.

      Old English

    • D.

      Hebrew

    Correct Answer
    B. Greek
    Explanation
    The correct etymology for the word "Xenographic" is Greek. This is because the prefix "xeno-" in Greek means "foreign" or "strange," and the suffix "-graphic" means "related to writing or recording." Therefore, "xenographic" refers to something that is related to the recording or writing of foreign or strange things.

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  • 13. 

    Choose the correct etymology for the following word: demented

    • A.

      Latin

    • B.

      Greek

    • C.

      Hebrew

    • D.

      English

    Correct Answer
    A. Latin
    Explanation
    The word "demented" has its etymology rooted in Latin. The Latin word "dementis" means "out of one's mind" or "insane." This is consistent with the meaning of "demented" in English, which refers to someone who is mentally deranged or irrational. Therefore, the correct etymology for the word "demented" is Latin.

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  • 14. 

    Choose the correct etymology for the following word: Vesper

    • A.

      Greek

    • B.

      Latin

    • C.

      English

    • D.

      Old Icelandic

    Correct Answer
    B. Latin
    Explanation
    The word "vesper" has its etymology rooted in Latin. In Latin, "vesper" means "evening" or "dusk." This word eventually made its way into English, where it is still used today to refer to the evening or twilight hours. The fact that the word is derived from Latin is supported by its usage in various Latin-based languages and its historical usage in ancient Roman culture.

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  • 15. 

    Choose the part of speech that matches the following word: Asymmetrical

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    C. Adjective
    Explanation
    The word "asymmetrical" describes something that lacks symmetry or balance. It is used to describe the characteristics of an object or concept, which is a function of an adjective. Therefore, the correct part of speech for the word "asymmetrical" is an adjective.

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  • 16. 

    Choose the part of speech that matches the following word: Momentum

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    A. Noun
    Explanation
    Momentum is a noun because it refers to the quantity of motion of a moving object, measured as a product of its mass and velocity. It is a concept in physics and is not used as a verb, adjective, or adverb.

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  • 17. 

    Choose the part of speech that matches the following word: vulnerable

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    C. Adjective
    Explanation
    "Vulnerable" is an adjective that describes a state of being open to emotional or physical harm or attack. It is used to describe someone or something that is susceptible to being harmed or affected negatively. In this case, "vulnerable" is the correct answer as it matches the word and its meaning.

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  • 18. 

    Choose the part of speech that matches the following word: conundrum

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    A. Noun
    Explanation
    The word "conundrum" is a noun. A noun is a word that represents a person, place, thing, or idea. "Conundrum" is a noun because it refers to a difficult or confusing problem or question. It is not a verb, adjective, or adverb because it does not describe an action, modify a noun, or modify a verb, respectively.

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