Quiz: Is Your Vocabulary Actually Good?
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Is Your Vocabulary Actually Good?
By: Monica Lee
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About This Quiz

Sometimes just using one word incorrectly can ruin that good impression you're trying to make. To ensure that doesn't happen, you'll want to take this quiz and recall all the tricks and tips for using the correct word properly. 

You don't want an embarrassing moment like asking your host, "Can I use the restroom?" and the host answers, "I don't know, can you?" In this instance, you should have used "may" instead of  "can" because "can" implies whether it is physically possible, while "may" means you want permission. It's all about having a solid command of the language to express yourself confidently and accurately. 

Since many words are learned from context, other people may use a word loosely. Therefore, the precision of the definition might allude you. In this quiz you'll see a few of these vocabulary questions where you need the precise definition, as well as queries that ask you to find the best word to use in a sentence.  

Since the English language is constantly changing with new words and updated definitions, you'll want to take this quiz to see if you know the latest and greatest vocabulary words. 

We don't want to harassment you, but you really should take this quiz. 

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When you talk about the "enormity" of the situation, what are you talking about?
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When you think of "principle" what do you think of?
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What's the correct definition of "redundant"?
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"She assured me the house would not flood.” What's wrong with this sentence?
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What does "irregardless" mean?
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"She practiced speaking English by reading the passage allowed." What's wrong with this sentence?
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"He was almost a half mile further down the road than she was.” How would you correct this sentence?
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Which of these is the correct usage for "ultimate" as an adjective? Tricky, tricky.
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"There are less and less fish in the sea." What changes would you make to this sentence?
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You may not use "peruse" very much, but if you do, which one is the correct meaning?
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"I can't wait to eat desert, I don't even want to finish my dinner." How would you change this sentence to correct it?
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"I was averse to paying $4 a bottle for plain, old tap water." How would you correct this sentence?
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Are you "bemused" with this quiz? What exactly does that mean?
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"I was so mad, I was literally seeing red." How would you correct this sentence?
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"The prize drawing is designed to illicit survey responses." How would you change this sentence.
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“She decided to wear a historical costume for the Renaissance fair." How would you correct this sentence?
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This one includes the archaic meaning. What does "terrific" mean?
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It's a slight difference, but if you want to use the word "nauseous" correctly, you should know what it really means. Which one is right?
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"How did you loose your phone and your keys?" How would you change this sentence to make it correct?
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You better not be "disinterested" in this quiz. What does that word really mean?
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"Although we were going to town, we didn't have to dress nicely and could wear our everyday shoes." How would you change this sentence?
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When you think of "chronic," what should come to mind?
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"I wanted to complement your staff on the excellent service I received." How would you correct this sentence?
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Are you using "i.e." properly? What does it actually mean?
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Just to add to your knowledge, we are looking for the common and the historical definition. What does "decimate" mean?
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What's your best guess on this one? What does "panacea" mean?
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For this one, it's the precision of the definition. What does "defective" mean?
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"I use course sandpaper to remove large imperfections in the wood." How would you change this sentence to make it logical?
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