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.

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.)




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! 🙂