Can You Define These Beautiful Words?

 There are so many beautiful words in English we don't use anymore, mainly because they've become 'fancy', by which we mean most people only read or write these words, but rarely utter them. Do you know the meaning of these beautiful English words?
 
 
What does the word GOSSAMER mean?
A fine, filmy substance
A person who can't abide gossip
An old word for a gardener
 
 
What does the word INURE mean?
Getting used to something bad
Blessing a person with oil
Another word for inoculation
 
 
What does the word LANGUOR mean?
Being tired in a pleasant way
A person who traces back language
Being close to death
 
 
What does the word PANACEA mean?
A remedy for all woe
Something that is common to all humans
The supercontinent we had when all continents were one
 
 
What does the word MELLIFLUOUS mean?
A pleasant sound to hear
An evil deed or intent
A quiet, tranquil person
 
 
What does the word INEFFABLE mean?
Too great to describe in words
Unable to make a mistake
A person unable to make a decision
 
 
What does the word NADIR mean?
Lowest point
Something rare
A Muslim wife
 
 
What does the word PETRICHOR mean?
That smell that lingers after the rain
Something terrifying
An old word for dinosaur
 
 
What does the word IRIDESCENT mean?
Showing many colors that change as you change angles
A mixture of rich smells, such as in a marketplace
Something that grows from the ground vertically
 
 
What does the word EPHEMERAL mean?
Lasting a short time
The state of being in heaven
The sense of dreaming
 
 
What does the word RACONTEUR mean?
A person who is good at telling anecdotes
A fraudster of large proportions
A person who smuggles things through tunnels
 
 
What does the word SUMPTUOUS mean?
Something splendid and extravagant
A person who has eaten to bursting
A person who is too innocent and oblivious
 
 
What does the word AESTHETE mean?
A person who has a special appreciation for beauty and art
A person who has both physical beauty and intelligence
A person who used to be an athlete
 
Try Again?
Oh, dear! Unfortunately, it seems you don't quite have what it takes to pass your A Level English exam. But don't worry, since all you need to do is sit back and relax with a great collection of literary works, and we're sure you'll see a dramatic improvement in no time at all! Never give up, and be sure to take this test again as soon as you feel ready!
 
Nicely Done!
Pretty good show! While you didn't get 100% of the answers right, you got enough correct answers to prove that you're no fool when it comes to vocabulary. It clearly shows that you really love English! Don't forget to share this quiz with your friends and family to see if they're as smart as you are!
 
Brilliant Work!
Outstanding! Your incredible score shows that you've certainly done a lot of reading in your life since your range of vocabulary is off the wall! We'd be very surprised if you weren't a native English speaker since obtaining such a result would take many years of dedicated study. Congratulations from all of us at BabaMail!
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