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How Many Words Do You Know?

Test your knowledge of the English language. (Or at least these 20 words from it.)

  1. 1. What does "principal" mean?
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    1. A rule governing your behaviour.
    2. The first or most important.
  2. 2. Which word means "morally right or justifiable"?
    1. Riotous.
    2. Righteous.
  3. 3. What does "travesty" mean?
    1. An absurd or distorted representation of something.
    2. A devastating event.
  4. 4. Which word means "severe and intense"?
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    1. Chronic.
    2. Acute.
  5. 5. What does "compel" mean?
    1. Force someone to do something.
    2. Urge someone to do something.
  6. 6. Which word means "to influence something"?
    1. Affect.
    2. Effect.
  7. 7. What does "enormity" mean?
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    1. An act of extreme evil.
    2. The vastness of an object or area.
  8. 8. Which word means "to make worse"?
    1. Aggravate.
    2. Mitigate.
  9. 9. What does "ascetic" mean?
    1. Self-discipline or abstinence.
    2. The appreciation of beauty.
  10. 10. Which word means "to go up"?
    1. Assent.
    2. Ascend.
  11. 11. What does "flout" mean?
    1. To show off.
    2. To openly ignore a rule or law.
  12. 12. Which word means "an indirect reference"?
    1. Illusion.
    2. Allusion.
  13. 13. What does "bemused" mean?
    1. Confused.
    2. Amused.
  14. 14. Which word means "to precede in time or place"?
    1. Forego.
    2. Forgo.
  15. 15. What does "redundant" mean?
    1. Repetitive.
    2. Superfluous, able to be cut out.
  16. 16. Which word means "to feel sick"?
    1. Nauseated.
    2. Nauseous.
  17. 17. What does "peruse" mean?
    1. To glance at or skim over something.
    2. To review something carefully.
  18. 18. Which word means "genius"?
    1. Progeny.
    2. Prodigy.
  19. 19. What does "regrettable" mean?
    1. Full of regret.
    2. Unfortunate or deplorable.
  20. 20. Which word means "unwilling to do something"?
    1. Reticent.
    2. Reluctant.

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