|Your Vocabulary Score: A+|
Congratulations on your multifarious vocabulary!
You must be quite an erudite person.
How about you? By the way, I actually have linked to an even better vocabulary game that will appear Sunday. The upcoming game will ask you to define vocabulary words and, if you get the word correct, you not only get a harder word to define, but the game will also donate ten grains of rice to the United Nations to help end world hunger. Weird, I know, but it's a fun game!
I KNOW I got them all correct, but it indicated I only got an "A", not an "A+", and there was no way to check and see where they were wrong, so they can kiss my buttocks.
I know I got them all correct, too, but I only got an "A" as well. I would like to know what they considered wrong.
I got an A+ nyanyanyanya Obviously you got something wrong.
But I do wish quizzes like this would show the answers.
Spoiler: Here are the answers --
1. What is a talisman?
* A charm with powers
2. Something ostentatious is:
* Overly showy
3. To cajole means to:
4. An atheist:
* Doesn't believe in God
5. When you peruse something, you:
* Read it carefully
6. What is an enigma?
* A mystery
7. To be quixotic is to be:
8. Someone who is impudent is:
9. An altruist believes in:
* Putting others first
10. To masticate means to:
11. What's another word for serendipity?
12. Someone who is phlegmatic is:
13. If a woman is told she has a lithe body, she should be:
14. Someone who is omniscient is:
* All knowing
15. A hedonist is someone who...
* Seeks pleasure
Why not a test with useful words? I nominate 'homoscedastic'.
The highest score should go to people who answered nine questions correctly and then flipped a coin to define "peruse." The traditional dictionary definition is to read something thoroughly. But, it's now also used, sometimes with deliberate humor and sometimes as the assumed definition, to mean a quick scan The word is smack-dab in the middle of an evolution to a new meaning, and thus was a poor choice for a vocabulary test that forces black-and-white either/or choices.
I only missed one (phlegmatic) and got a B+.
Peruse is one I had to think about.
Though it had come up in a similar quiz before
I too was tripped up by peruse. Ah, the joy of learning.
Aww, I missed the peruse one too, though apparently the quiz still thinks I am "quite an erudite person."
Grammar quiz, anyone?
I also got "peruse" wrong, because the only way I have heard it used is, according to the quiz authors, incorrect. I missed "impudent" too.
I really think, regardless of the actual meaning of the word, most of the women I know would in fact be confused if they were called "lithe." Kind of like the firestorm that ensues when anyone uses the word "niggardly."
A+ for me (without looking at the spoilers!)
I didn't know that "peruse" had a new meaning. I would opine that was from reading too many Biggles books as a youngster.