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QUIZ: Do YOU know the meanings of these English words?

Last updated on: April 3, 2012 18:12 IST

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Answer these questions and find out just how strong your English vocabulary is! Illustration: Uttam Ghosh

Do you know the meaning of the word 'misogyny'?

Or how about 'stupefaction'?

Can you use the word 'rancid' appropriately in a sentence?

Select the correct meaning of each word on the following pages to determine just how strong your vocabulary is.

As for your score, you'll find out just how many you got right once you're done -- and you can draw your own conclusions about your performance!

The meaning of the word 'archaic' is:
1) Relating to an earlier, outdated time
2) The study of arches
3) A variety of cheese



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The meaning of the word 'exterminate' is:
1) External or on the outside of
2) Termites that once existed
3) Eliminate or get rid of



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The meaning of the word 'boor' is:
1) A type of apparatus used for accurate measurement
2) An ill-mannered, uncouth man
3) Someone who gives calls of 'boo'



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The meaning of the word 'exemplary' is:
1) Setting a great example
2) An official post in the army
3) A messenger



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The meaning of the word 'azure' is:
1) Assurance
2) The blue colour of the sky
3) The Latin word for 'amaze'



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The meaning of the word 'tenet' is:
1) A male opera singer
2) A principle of belief
3) A large tent



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The meaning of the word 'abhorrent' is:
1) Disgusting or repellent
2) A debilitating disease similar to anthrax
3) A type of rodent like the rat



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The meaning of the word 'falcon' is:
1) An aircraft
2) A short form for 'falsely convicted'
3) A bird of prey



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The meaning of the word 'macabre' is:
1) A kind of macaroni
2) Horrifying and disturbing
3) A hypnotist



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The meaning of the word 'leek' is:
1) Permit something to escape, enter or pass through
2) An edible plant related to the onion
3) A variety of flowers



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The meaning of the word 'gregarious' is:
1) Sociable, enjoying the company of others
2) A medieval gargoyle
3) Gigantic or huge



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The meaning of the word 'putrid' is:
1) Decaying or rotting
2) The name of a planet
3) Ailing or unwell



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The meaning of the word 'aubergine' is:
1) A high-society lady
2) A futuristic watch
3) An eggplant



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The meaning of the word 'chiropractor' is:
1) A carpenter who specialises in the restoration of antiques
2) A healthcare professional who focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system
3) A species of dinosaur that roamed the earth during the late Jurassic period



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The meaning of the word 'miscegenation' is:
1) The process through which global warming is rendering climatic changes
2) The mixing of different racial groups through marriage, cohabitation, sexual relations and procreation
3) Mistrust or suspicion



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