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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.)

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  1. 1. What does "principal" mean?

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    Fox
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    A rule governing your behaviour.
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    The first or most important.
  2. 2. Which word means "morally right or justifiable"?

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    Riotous.
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    Righteous.
  3. 3. What does "travesty" mean?

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    An absurd or distorted representation of something.
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    A devastating event.
  4. 4. Which word means "severe and intense"?

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    Chronic.
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    Acute.
  5. 5. What does "compel" mean?

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    Force someone to do something.
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    Urge someone to do something.
  6. 6. Which word means "to influence something"?

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    Affect.
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    Effect.
  7. 7. What does "enormity" mean?

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    An act of extreme evil.
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    The vastness of an object or area.
  8. 8. Which word means "to make worse"?

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    Aggravate.
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    Mitigate.
  9. 9. What does "ascetic" mean?

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    Self-discipline or abstinence.
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    The appreciation of beauty.
  10. 10. Which word means "to go up"?

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    Assent.
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    Ascend.
  11. 11. What does "flout" mean?

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    To show off.
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    To openly ignore a rule or law.
  12. 12. Which word means "an indirect reference"?

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    Illusion.
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    Allusion.
  13. 13. What does "bemused" mean?

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    Confused.
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    Amused.
  14. 14. Which word means "to precede in time or place"?

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    Forego.
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    Forgo.
  15. 15. What does "redundant" mean?

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    Repetitive.
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    Superfluous, able to be cut out.
  16. 16. Which word means "to feel sick"?

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    Nauseated.
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    Nauseous.
  17. 17. What does "peruse" mean?

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    To glance at or skim over something.
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    To review something carefully.
  18. 18. Which word means "genius"?

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    Progeny.
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    Prodigy.
  19. 19. What does "regrettable" mean?

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    Full of regret.
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    Unfortunate or deplorable.
  20. 20. Which word means "unwilling to do something"?

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    Reticent.
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    Reluctant.
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