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Tricky 20 question vocabulary quiz will test your English language skills

Do you recognize the strange word? Tricky quiz will test your vocabulary – and most people can’t get a perfect score without reaching for the dictionary

  • There is a 20 question quiz designed to test the country’s vocabulary skills
  • Shared on the American trivia platform Quizly, it contains many unexpected terms
  • Creators claim that most people are not able to achieve a perfect score – but can you?


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If you’re proud of your extensive vocabulary, which means you’re a champion at Scrabble and crosswords, here’s a quiz that will really put your knowledge to the test.

US Trivia Platform Quizly has created a list of 20 words and challenges puzzlers to identify the synonyms for each word and find the odd one out.

For example, the multiple choice quiz asks which of the following words does not mean to reject: reject, reject, agree, and reject.

According to the creators, most people are unable to get a perfect score without using a dictionary or thesaurus, and they stumble over the wording of the questions.

So, how many can you answer? Scroll down to take the test and check your answers below.

A tricky new 20 question quiz designed to test players' English proficiency (file image)

A tricky new 20 question quiz designed to test players’ English proficiency (file image)

1.

  • proclaim
  • envelop
  • reveal the secret
  • spill the beans

2.

  • Renounce
  • Repudate
  • Consent
  • rejected

3.

  • Irritable
  • petulant
  • Peace
  • testy

4.

  • Volatile
  • everlasting
  • volatile
  • Volatile

5.

  • port
  • hot spot
  • refuge
  • Asylum

6.

  • to describe
  • comfortable
  • Ample
  • Ample

7.

  • embellish
  • Melodramatic
  • hyperbolize
  • weaken

8.

  • showy
  • Showy
  • flamboyant
  • unpretentious

9.

  • Advanced
  • precocious
  • ineffective
  • Pupil

10.

  • reverent
  • compassionate
  • beneficent
  • spiteful

11.

  • insolvent
  • penniless
  • lush
  • needy

12.

  • affable
  • cheeky
  • amiable
  • conciliatory

13.

  • Antagonism
  • camaraderie
  • Enmity
  • bitterness

14.

  • divergence
  • Garden variety
  • idiosyncrasy
  • Deviation

15.

  • Unnecessary
  • cardinal
  • typical
  • indispensable

16.

  • Pull
  • Reduce
  • budding
  • worsen

17.

  • Presuppose
  • Position
  • Hypothesis
  • Postulate

18.

  • perfidious
  • Dyed in the wool
  • allegiant
  • fiery

19.

  • Authentic
  • indisputable
  • fake
  • Bona fide

20.

  • Honestly
  • Brought to light
  • touted
  • secretly

ANSWERS

1. envelop

2. Consent

3. Peace

4. everlasting

5. hot spot

6. to describe

7. weaken

8. unpretentious

9. precocious

10. spiteful

11. lush

12. cheeky

13. camaraderie

14. Garden variety

15. Unnecessary

16. Reduce

17. Postulate

18. perfidious

19. fake

20. secretly

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