Quiz: Test Your Vocabulary With This Quiz!
Test Your Vocabulary With This Quiz!
By: Becky
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About This Quiz

Let's test your smarts and see if you have what it takes to earn a Ph.D. We've put together a quiz to test your brain and see if you're capable of recognizing and defining 35 words that all Ph.D. students should know. Let's get started to see if you have what it takes.

Do you easily recognize words and their definitions? Do you remember the long days of studying your vocabulary words for the dreaded (yet inevitable) tests that lay ahead? Some students choose to take education a step further and pursue a graduate degree such as a Ph.D. These students are faced with words that are more difficult than some of us can imagine. 

For example, most of us have heard someone say they have a conundrum, but do you actually understand the meaning of the word? A conundrum is defined as a confusing and difficult dilemma to which there is no simple answer. Ph.D. students are expected to know the definition of this word and a myriad of others. Do you know the definition of myriad? Myriad means countless or extremely large in number. These definitions and many others lie ahead for those who feel confident enough to answer them.

So take the quiz, and let's see how you rank against Ph.D. students!

1 of 35
So intense as to seem almost tangible; able to be touched and felt
2 of 35
To examine in detail with careful or critical attention
3 of 35
To relinquish the right or claim to a throne
4 of 35
Action that is performed by or affects only one side
5 of 35
A small, rounded hill
6 of 35
To stimulate or shock with an electric current
7 of 35
Dried out with heat, extremely thirsty
8 of 35
A confusing and difficult problem or question
9 of 35
Hard and black volcanic glass
10 of 35
Being on guard, watchful
11 of 35
To behave uncontrollably and disruptively
12 of 35
Living in solitary; avoiding others
13 of 35
A countless or extremely large number
14 of 35
A person who is usually disliked or avoided
15 of 35
Being sensitive when dealing with others or difficult issues
16 of 35
To stray from the topic at hand
17 of 35
A confused hand-to-hand fight between multiple people
18 of 35
Of little or no importance; insignificant
19 of 35
Dealing with things in a practical way
20 of 35
Expression of extreme joy and happiness
21 of 35
Creating fear through great size and strength
22 of 35
Noisy, energetic and cheerful; rowdy
23 of 35
Able to withstand attacks; not capable of being taken by force
24 of 35
When those with power or influence favor relatives or friends
25 of 35
Claiming to have the power of perceiving events beyond the range of natural vision
26 of 35
Commendable or desirable
27 of 35
To clear someone from blame or suspicion
28 of 35
Getting ideas, style or taste from a wide and diverse range of sources
29 of 35
An individual who is fanatical and uncompromising in pursuit of their ideals
30 of 35
Light, airy or tenuous
31 of 35
To back out on a promise, undertaking or contract
32 of 35
Careful and unwasteful with regard to money or food
33 of 35
A person who is new to an experience
34 of 35
To develop gradually into a more complex form
35 of 35
Authorization, sanction or justification
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