Vocabulary Marathon

Embark on a linguistic challenge designed to test your command of the English language. This vocabulary quiz presents 25 meticulously selected words, organized into five distinct levels of increasing difficulty. Each level comprises five questions, daring you to match obscure and intricate words with their precise definitions. A unique twist: incorrect answers require a restart from the most recently conquered level. Sharpen your wits, broaden your lexicon, and prepare to navigate the intricate labyrinth of the English vocabulary. Can you ascend to the zenith of linguistic mastery?
Welcome to Level 1
What does Peregrinate mean?
To walk on all fours
To acquire knowledge
To travel or journey, especially on foot
To hesitate in decision
What does Lambent mean?
Pertaining to agricultural or rural matters
Harsh or corrosive in tone
Glowing with a soft radiance
Deeply regretful for an action
What does Fulgent mean?
Shining brightly; radiant
Capable of being extended or shaped
Exhibiting strong animosity as a result of pain or grief
Overly submissive or compliant
What does Crapulent mean?
Being in an unclean or untidy state
Feeling ill as a result of too much eating or drinking
Relating to the art of making puppets or models
Distinguished by careful observation and judgment
What does Vitiate mean?
To spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of something
To predict a favorable outcome
To summon into action or bring into existence
Extremely delicate and light in a way that seems not to be of this world
Welcome to Level 2
What does Recumbentibus mean?
A knockout punch, either verbal or physical
Reclining or lying down
Rapid and unpredictable changeableness of mood
Pertaining to the sky or visible heaven
What does Esculent mean?
Prone to anger or temperamental outbursts
Fit to be eaten; edible
Capable of being shaped or bent
Displaying wealth or affluence
What does Tergiversate mean?
To repeatedly change one's attitude or opinions
To walk in a leisurely or aimless manner
To harden or toughen by use or exposure
To engage in a sport involving traversing snowy slopes
What does Imbroglio mean?
An intricate and confusing interpersonal or political situation
A formal speech given in a ceremonial context
A method of fortifying or securing a position D)
The act of redeeming or atoning for a fault or mistake
What does Oneiric mean?
Of or relating to dreams
Easily influenced or affected
Pertaining to an ancient civilization
Inclined to silence or reticence
Welcome to Level 3
What does Nocent mean?
Innocent; not guilty of a crime
Harmful or injurious
Active at night
Relating to the sense of smell
What does Umbra mean?
A conical shadow excluding all light from a given source
A small pouch or satchel
An area of calm or minimal activity
The inmost or best part of something
What does Nascent mean?
Having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way
Just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential
Unwilling or unable to change because of tradition or convention
Moving in a twisting or spiral motion
What does Lugubrious mean?
Looking or sounding sad and dismal
Extremely thin and bony
Abundant or plentiful
Sparkling or shining brightly
What does Insouciant mean?
The state of being fatigued or tired
Showing a casual lack of concern; indifferent
Rapid and unpredictable changeableness of mood
Brightly colored and conspicuous
Welcome to Level 4
What does Nugatory mean?
Of no value or importance
Sharp and forthright
Characterized by a feeling of fellowship with others
Producing a great deal of profit
What does Effulgent mean?
Showing great care or attention to detail
Emitting a sweet smell; fragrant
Shining brilliantly; radiant
Obscured by mist or fog
What does Chimerical mean?
Related to or derived from a goat
Marked by a rapid flow of speech
Hopeful or optimistic about impossible future events
Imaginary or fantastical; highly unrealistic
What does Pulchritudinous mean?
Capable of being stretched
Having a pungent taste or smell
Relating to financial or monetary matters
What does Sesquipedalian mean?
Characterized by stubbornness or obstinance
Inclined to use long words
Related to events that happen every year and a half
Resembling a lizard in appearance or behavior
Welcome to Level 5: The Final Level!
What does Perspicacious mean?
Exhibiting an unsatisfactory or poor quality
Being susceptible to moisture or the influence of the weather
Having a ready insight into and understanding of things
Capable of grasping with the mind or intellectually comprehending
What does Inchoate mean?
Highly organized and fully developed
Just begun and so not fully formed or developed
Feeling or expressing bitterness or indignation at having been treated unfairly
Rhythmic and pleasantly flowing
What does Munificent mean?
Very generous
Extremely small in size
Showing great courage
Characterized by the imposition of strict discipline
What does Contumacious mean?
Disobedient or rebellious
Pertaining to a gathering or crowd
Having a mutual relationship or connection
Exhibiting a desire or willingness to please
What does Lucubration Mean?
The act of working by artificial light; laborious study
The emission of light by a substance that has not been heated
The process of shedding light or making something clear
A laborious or unenjoyable activity that lasts a long time
Not time to quit yet!
So you stumbled—a minor hiccup in the grand scheme of things. The path to vocabulary mastery is filled with its share of pitfalls and challenges, but it's those very obstacles that make the journey worthwhile. Shake off that misstep and jump back in; you've barely scratched the surface...
Almost there...
Wow, you've come incredibly close to crossing the finish line! Your journey through our challenging sections reveals an impressive grasp of English's many rare words. Don't let that one mistake hold you back; you're almost there. Get back in the game!
Our Vocab Champion!
Congratulations, you've done it! You've successfully navigated the labyrinth of rare and old words in English and emerged victorious. Your stellar performance reveals not just an aptitude for language, but an in-depth knowledge of rare words. Getting all those meaning right, you've definitely proven your mettle. Revel in your accomplishment; you've earned it. The title of 'Super Lexicon' is no small feat, and you wear it well. We tip our hat to you!
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