A Tricky English Vocabulary Quiz!

 Certain students say that they chose to study English at a post-secondary level, because they felt that it was an 'easier' option than many other subjects. Little did they know, that many sections of the exam are extremely challenging, especially for a student who decides to take it lightly. One such section is the vocabulary quiz, an A Level sample of which is reproduced below. Give it a go, and see how well you'd fare.
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What does the above word mean?
Flexible or graceful
Soft
Lazy or mournful
Sharp or jagged
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What does the above word mean?
A highly self-disciplined person
Someone who collects herbs
Someone who is critical of religion
A person lacking a sense of rhythm
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What does the above word mean?
A burp or belch
A swelling
Flatulence
A loose piece of skin
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What does the above word mean?
4th to last
3rd to last
2nd to last
Last
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What does the above word mean?
The fear of wood
The fear of cotton
The fear of xylophones
The fear of loud noises
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What does the above word mean?
A creator of a universe
A religion's leading prophet
A person with toad-like characteristics
An urge to demi
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What does the above word mean?
An optical reflectance effect in stones
The art of cat impersonation
The art of conversation
The resistance levels of a material
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What does the above word mean?
To hasten
To add up
To quantify the results of an experiment
To ship overseas
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What does the above word mean?
Someone who loves wine
Someone who loves old people
Someone who loves salt
Someone who loves fruit
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What does the above word mean?
Behaving with self-perceived superiority
Without any real depth
Strange or weird
Slippery
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Better Luck Next Time
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!
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Average Result
Pretty good! While you didn't quite pass with flying colors, you got enough answers correct to get you enough marks to pass. We'd like to encourage you to keep it up, since having a good vocabulary is invaluable in this age where illiteracy seems to be getting increasingly common. Congratulations from all of us at BabaMail, we can't wait to see you at your graduation!
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Straight A's
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, we're looking forward to hearing your speech at the graduation!
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