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Improve your English: Take this quiz!

Last updated on: June 11, 2014 10:38 IST

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Think you're an English whiz? Take our quiz and see if you can guess the meanings of these tricky words.

A number of words in English, once considered offensive, are now not only acceptable but quite indispensable to express ourselves.

For example, commonly used words such as fun, bet and kidnap were once labelled impolite.

At the same time, some words are tricky and have been used to express something completely opposite in meaning.

We've handpicked a list of words and turned them into a quiz.

Pick the word that is closest in meaning to the main word and complete the sentence.

1. Geek (pronounced 'geek')
It is imperative for a computer _______ to be a fast learner and keep pace with changing technology.

1) dotard
2) expert
3) loser

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Image: Can you guess the meanings of these words?
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2. Flaky (pronounced 'fley-kee')
Although the interior designer was always dressed classy, her taste of furniture was quite ________.

1) eccentric
2) level-headed
3) introvert

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3. Hooligan (hoo-li-guh-n)
The __________ fought furiously with the police officers after he was caught stealing money from the ATM.

1) activist
2) pacifist
3) troublemaker

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4. Gyp (jip)
Most taxi drivers often take longer than usual routes and ________ unsuspecting tourists.

1) praise
2) tempt
3) swindle

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5. Cavalier (kav-uh-leer)
The ____________ team leader refused to accept suggestions from his peers and insisted on conducting the presentation all by himself.

1) humble
2) confused
3) arrogant

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6. Blithe (blahyth)
Regardless of the obstacles she faced, Emma always maintained a _________ attitude.

1) confused
2) joyous
3) serious

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7. Exultant (ig-zuhl-tnt)
The winner of the talent show was _________ and repeatedly thanked his supporters for their votes.

1) elated
2) lonely
3) surprised

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8. Buoyant (boi-uhnt)
Several researches have concluded that women who engage in retail therapy are often in a __________ mood.

1) distressed
2) pugnacious
3) cheerful

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9. Gladsome (glad-suhm)
The school children sang _____________ songs for the residents of the old age home.

1) classical
2) happy
3) romantic

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10. Chipper (chip-er)
Adam, usually _______ and confident was nervous on the first day of his final exams.

1) upbeat
2) depressed
3) brave

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