We played the dictionary game the other day – and we all (except Sophie) made 4 questions. These are all “SAT” type vocabulary words. You might find some humor in some of the wrong definitions!
Total of 20 questions. There is only 1 correct answer for each question and 3 incorrect answers! Answer them all to the best of your abilities – and then hit the “Finished – Please Grade Me!” button at the end!
Great Job – You Passed!
That was NOT a passing score!
Hum…. Maybe a little too much TV and not enough reading…..
A) (Verb) Banish, consign to an inferior position.
B) (Noun) A silicon logic gate of a microprocessor that filters relevant information for the task at hand from irrelevant information.
C) (Noun) A scandal that characterized the Obama administration and it’s mishandling of religious rights during the president’s second term.
D) (Noun) A brand of popular yard gates known for their superior strength & rigidity. #2. Reprove
A) (Verb) Process undertaken in review of a book prior to its publication to check for inaccuracies and typos.
B) (Verb) Scold, generally in a gentle or mild manner
C) (Verb) Reauthentication of your biometric information on a personal computer or phone
D) (Verb) A process in distilling alcohol to increase the concentration and potency of the alcohol #3. Repudiate
A) (Verb) reflexive backfiring of the digestive system upon spontaneous viewing of an archrival or person for whom you have extreme distaste.
B) (Verb) To put down or belittle a person in a very public fashion calculated to humiliate and embarrass such a person.
C) (Verb) Refuse to have anything to do with; reject as untrue or unauthorized; refuse to pay
D) (Verb) To inflate an airtight sack or balloon with noxious or malodorous fumes for purposes of a prank or joke. #4. Repel
A) (Verb) Restore used pills to a weekly pill minder due to prior use.
B) (Verb) Attempts made to reconnect the skin of a fruit that have been damaged in transport to the grocery store - in order for fruit to presented for resale or display.
C) (Verb) Tp drive away or create distaste in
D) (Verb) Descend a rock face or other near-vertical surface by using a doubled rope coiled around the body and fixed at a higher point. #5. Extricate
A) (Verb) To be overjoyed for someone else’s good fortune.
B) (Verb) To release from difficulty, free, extract.
C) (Verb) To take away something of sentimental value from another person, especially a blood relative or close friend.
D) (Verb) To embellish a story for the purpose of impressing another and gain fortune or goodwill. #6. Inconsequential
A) (Adjective) To be a good listener and remain quite - especially during live Broadway performances
B) (Adjective) To have an inordinate amount of passion for a hobby or activity
C) (Adjective) to have no consequence or importance
D) (Adjective) To have limited talents that have been given or bestowed upon you. #7. Illusory
A) (Verb) to pause in surprise
B) (Verb) to lie to someone in a manner that is grossly excessive and unnecessary to accomplish a less than nefarious purpose
C) (Adjective) To be exquisite, or of extremely rare quality
D) (Adjective) Not real; causing an illusion #8. Prone
A) (Adjective) to do something wrong or troublesome
B) (Adjective) having a tendency to do something
C) (Verb) to keep safe and take precautions when in the presence of others
D) (Verb) to cheat when playing with others for economic benefit. #9. Rancor
A) (Noun) an enlisted soldier who serves in the ranks of the armed forces as a long-term career.
B) (Noun) Lasting resentment, bitterness or hatred for something.
C) (Noun) Arranged in a sequence of grade or ranks for purposes of sorting and organization.
D) (Noun) Lacking any definite plan, order or purpose. #10. Quell
A) (Verb) Putting an end to something.
B) (Noun) a line of people or vehicles waiting from something.
C) (Noun) an instance of questioning or interrogation.
D) (Noun) A person not sensible about practical matters, idealistic, naive, unrealistic. #11. Quandary
A) (Noun) A essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone, characteristic of people of young age and most recent generations of society.
B) (Noun) Characterized by an absence, or near absence, of agitation or activity
C) (Noun) Factory where metal castings are produced by automated manufacturing process
D) (Noun) State of perplexity #12. Provincial
A) (Adjective) Situated at or extending to great depth, too deep to have been sounded or plumbed.
B) (Adjective) the activity of supplying or providing something to people, especially those in need or on the fringes of society.
C) (Adjective) Lacking urban sophistication, limited in outlook.
D) (Adjective) Information that is spread for the sole purpose of promoting some cause of questionable origin, purpose or value. #13. Reprimand
A) (Noun) Stiff collar worn by royalty
B) (Noun) Large, perennial flower garden
C) (Noun) Strong rebuke or scolding
D) (Noun) British dessert made with flaky pastry #14. Renounce
A) (Noun) Popular quilting pattern in which only three tones of the same color are used
B) (Verb) Give up voluntarily
C) (Noun) Rock climbing technique without tethers
D) (Noun) Musical term for notes played in unharmonious ways #15. Remorse
A) (Noun) Classification term among stamp collectors to help decipher authentic from counterfeit
B) (Noun) Sudden burst of short-lived energy
C) (Noun) Thermal properties of snow allowing one to stay warm despite extreme conditions
D) (Noun) Deep regret for past misdeeds, guilt #16. Regimen
A) (Noun) Systematic program or plan, routine
B) (Noun) Rare grouping of three different types of clouds appearing together
C) (Noun) Cheese sampler appetizer tray
D) (Noun) Pollen index presented by meteorologists to equip allergy sufferers with information to plan their day #17. Proximity
A) Ancient Egyptian ceremony worshiping the sun god Rah
B) Close or nearby
C) Important event
D) Probability #18. Prudent
A) Persistent or stubborn
C) Dumb, or of low intellect
D) Cautious and careful #19. Prosaic
A) Dull and unimaginative
B) Weird, or out of the ordinary
D) One who has disabilities #20. Proponent
A) Characteristic of a professional
B) “Special” or “secret” ingredient
C) Someone who supports or agues for something
D) Important thing or object