Can You Pick the Right Definition For These Words?

 How extensive is your vocabulary? Is your lexicon up to scratch? Prove it by correctly choosing the definition for each of these English words.
 
 
Pick the correct definition for the word 'Comely'
Pleasant to look at; attractive
Deadly, foreboding
Clownish, frolicsome
Conveying information or moral instruction
 
 
Pick the correct definition for the word 'Incendiary'
Meticulous, overly delicate
Wordy, talkative
Inflammatory, spontaneously combustible
Clear, shining
 
 
Pick the correct definition for the word 'Histrionic'
Overly theatrical or melodramatic
Resentful, envious, obnoxious
Artificial, stilted
Biting, incisive, pungent
 
 
Pick the correct definition for the word 'Endemic'
Native, peculiar to an area
Wretched, detestable
Having to do with taste or eating
Proud, excessively self-confident
 
 
Pick the correct definition for the word 'Quiescent'
Rude, ill humored
Inactive, untroublesome
Frugal, restrained
Resembling or full of dull or banal comments
 
 
Pick the correct definition for the word 'Tremulous'
Nervous, trembling, timid
Green, unripe
Ravenous, insatiable
Harsh, discordant
 
 
Pick the correct definition for the word 'Corpulent'
Overweight, fat
Corrupt, evil
Diseased, ill
Broad, tall
 
 
Pick the correct definition for the word 'Voluble'
Swollen, pompous
Glib, given to speaking
Pervasive, widespread
Persistent, cohesive
 
 
Pick the correct definition for the word 'Gustatory'
Having to do with taste or eating
Immoderate in appetite
Corrosive, sarcastic
Unpleasant, peevish
 
 
Pick the correct definition for the word 'Fecund'
Prolific, innovative
Producing a desired effect
Maliciously misrepresenting
Prevalent, native, peculiar to an area
 
 
Pick the correct definition for the word 'Execrable'
Wretched, detestable
Conspicuous, flagrant
Overweight, fat
Clever, resourceful
 
 
Pick the correct definition for the word 'Effulgent'
Brilliantly radiant
Even, balanced
Unyielding, a very hard substance
Something colored in sky blue
 
 
Pick the correct definition for the word 'Dilatory'
Causing delay, tardy
Shabby, old-fashioned
Weak, irresponsible
Abundant, overdone
 
 
Pick the correct definition for the word 'Loquacious'
Tending to talk a great deal
Impudent, contemptuous
Abundant, overdone, effusive
Even, balanced
 
 
Pick the correct definition for the word 'Baleful'
Deadly, foreboding
Unpleasant, peevish
Attractive, innocent
Rebellious, angry
That's a Fail
Unfortunately, you did not pass this vocabulary test. It may mean we found some holes in your lexicon OR that you should spend a bit more time reading to start expanding your vocabulary. It's not that you should start using these words in everyday conversations, but knowing more words and more definitions allows you to comprehend the world with more sensitivity and more understanding. Our language is how we think, and having more ways to express ourselves, even inside our heads, is a beautiful thing.
Passing Grade
You passed, but just barely, since you got less than half the answers right. You have some basic knowledge of rare words in the English language, but there is room for improvement. We recommend spending a bit more time reading books, that's the best way to learn more words. After all, the way we talk and think is predicated on our vocabulary. Having more ways to express ourselves is always a wonderful thing.
Good Job!
You have a vast vocabulary, definitely more extensive and more nuanced than most people. You may read a lot or used to read and still remember these tricky and rare words. Have a big lexicon is a beautiful thing, allowing you to express yourself better, think more clearly, and define more correctly. You should be proud of your score! That said, you still had some mistakes, so have a look at the answers to see where you went wrong.
Your Vocabulary is Extraordinary!
Wow, you really have an extensive lexicon, don't you? You must read a lot! Or maybe you used to read a lot, and you still recall. In any case, your knowledge of the English language is much more extensive and more impressive than most people's, especially these modern days, where text messaging has shortened even common words! Share your result with friends and family - we're proud of you!
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