Vocabulary (word meanings) test NEW

 

This is a test of your knowledge of the meanings of different words. It is a moderately difficult test and uses some rarely heard words.

The test will start with 2 example questions which will not be marked or timed. The test consists of 44 questions and you will have 10 minutes to answer these. Click on the "Go to First Example" button below to begin. Click on the button to the left of your answer to answer it. You can change your answer by clicking on another button.You can also go back to the previous question, by clicking on the previous question button.

The test will start with two example questions which will not be marked or timed. Next click on the "First Question" button below to begin. Click on the button beneath your answer to answer it. You can change your answer by clicking on another button.You can also go back to the previous question, by clicking on the previous question button. When you have finished the test click on "Get Your Score"

The answers to the examples are as follows:

 

     
     

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What your score means

As mentioned before, this test is for practice only, so you should not regard your result as of importance chiefly because the test was not taken under proper test conditions e.g. in a silent room with no disturbances.

Your performance can also be distorted if you have a cold, or have not slept well. Also, evidence shows that international students or those from ethnic minorities may be disadvantaged in this type of test, due to language and cultural differences. If your first language is not English, your score is likely to be lower on such verbal tests than native English speakers. Mature students may also sometimes be disadvantaged and you should remember that your degree subject may change your performance - for example scientists are likely to do better on mathematical tests and Humanities students on verbal tests. Even your ability to use a mouse may influence your score. Having said all this it is still natural for you to want some feedback on your performance.

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The answers to this test are as follows:

1) Chortle Laugh 23) Spurious Fake
2) Discrepancy Inconsistency 24) Puissant Powerful
3) Trudge Walk wearily 25) Mellifluous Sweet
4) Odious Dislikable 26) Lachrymose Tearful
5) Paradox Self-contradictory statement 27) Mollify Appease
6) Renege Break a promise 28) Expurgate Purge
7) Assuage Soothe 29) Celerity Speed
8) Pragmatic Practical 30) Clandestine Secret
9) Reticent Restrained 31) Bellicose Warlike
10) Salubrious Wholesome 32) Defenestrate Throw from window
11) Subterfuge Deception 33) Pusillanimous Lacking courage
12) Ubiquitous Omnipresent 34) Termagant Quarrelsome woman
13) Intractable Unsolvable 35) Crepuscular Twilight
14) Truculent Savage 36) Disgruntled Unhappy
15) Vortex Whirlpool 37) Sinecure Paid job with little work
16) Vex Annoy 38) Ptarmigan Type of bird
17) Immolate Fire sacrifice 39) Sepulchral Belonging to a tomb
18) Ignominious Shameful 40) Palimpsest Reused parchment
19) Hyperbole Exaggeration 41) Turpitude Depravity
20) Foible Weakness 42) Tryst A meeting
21) Macabre Gruesome 43) Diatribe Denunciation
22) Malevolent Hostile 44) Masticate Chew

 

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