Quiz: Can You Complete These Vocabulary Definitions?
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Can You Complete These Vocabulary Definitions?
By: Nicole Shein
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About This Quiz

Did you ace your SATs? Are your friends often baffled or bemused by the words you use? When you were a kid, did you ever sit and simply page through the dictionary? Maybe you have a natural affinity for languages and can suss out the meaning of a word by analyzing its Latin or Greek root. Or perhaps your knowledge comes from being well-read; bookworms tend to have hefty vocabularies, just because they are exposed to copious amounts of text.

We've scoured lists of the most common SAT vocabulary words to compile this quiz, which should be no problem for an English major, bibliophile, or classics scholar. Even if you don't fall into any of those categories, give this quiz a whirl anyway. You might just surprise yourself with the depth of your language knowledge!

Need a little help (assistance, advice, guidance, support)? Check out the hints, which use these vocabulary words in an example sentence. It's a good bet that you will be able to make educated guesses about many of the definitions - in order to excel, succeed, surmount, triumph, conquer, vanquish...! 



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Callipygian means having beautifully shaped __________.
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To defenestrate something or someone is to __________.
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If you are officious, then you are __________.
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Calling someone puerile is the same as calling them __________.
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What does it mean to say that someone is sanguine?
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Mendacious means __________.
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"Complement" has an entirely different meaning than "compliment." What is it?
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Doing something with alacrity means doing it with __________.
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To be sanctimonious means to be __________.
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A conflagration is a __________.
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What does it mean to say that a person is fatuous?
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To take umbrage is to __________.
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The definition of impecunious is __________.
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If someone calls you a neophyte, what are they saying about you?
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Superfluous is another way of saying __________.
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Do you know the meaning of pulchritude?
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