More 50-cent Vocabulary Words

Here are some more tough vocabulary words. Match the terms below with their definitions. See the bottom of this post for the answers.

Terms
1. Dearth (pronounced: derth)
2. Frisson (pronounced: free SAW)
3. Furbelows (pronounced: FUR buh lohz)
4. Heterogeneous (pronounced: he tuh ruh JEE nee uhs)
5. Misogyny (pronounced: mi SAH juh nee)
6. Mordant (pronounced: MAWR dint)
7. Profligate (pronounced: PRAH fluh git)
8. Rectitude (pronounced: REK tuh tood)
9. Sartorial (pronounced: sahr TAW ree uhl)
10. Tautology (pronounced: taw TAH luh jee)

A. Composed of unlike or unrelated parts; widely different
B. Extremely wasteful; recklessly extravagant
C. Caustic or sarcastic
D. Needless repetition of an idea in a different word, phrase or sentence
E. Pertaining to clothing or dress, especially men’s
F. A shudder or tingle experienced from excitement, fear or pleasure
G. Correct conduct according to principles
H. Hatred of women, especially by a man
I. Showy, useless trim or ornamentation
J. A scarcity or lack

(Scroll the page so you can’t see the answers until you’re ready.)

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Answers
1J, 2F, 3I, 4A, 5H, 6C, 7B, 8G, 9E, 10D

Also, you might want to try Fifty-cent Words: A Vocabulary Words Quiz.

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2 Responses to “More 50-cent Vocabulary Words”

  1. Ha – I don’t necessarily agree with 10d (“Tautology”). It’s actually a logic term where the statement is trivially true. But I nitpick – these quizzes are fun!

  2. Hi Nils. According to my sources, your definition is actually an expansion of 10d. Repetition is the mechanism through which a statement becomes “trivially true.” For example, “This candidate will win or will not win.”

    I’m glad you enjoyed the quiz! :-)

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