Do These Words Actually EXIST?

 We're about to challenge your vocabulary in a creative way. In this English quiz, we will show you strange and rare words. You must decide if these words really DO exist.
 
 
Kerfuffle means a commotion or fuss.
This is a real word
This is a made-up word
 
 
Broonaut is a Dutch dessert made of nuts and figs.
The real word is COLEPORTER
This is a real word
This is a made-up word
 
 
Hullabaloo means the same as Kerfuffle
This is a real word
This is a made-up word
 
 
A Chrombiet is an arm ring made from fine metal and studded with precious stones.
This is a real word
This is a made-up word
 
 
Blinkstaff is a former hobo/tramp who has been rehabilitated.
This is a real word
This is a made-up word
 
 
The Chupacabra is a monster that sucks the blood of its prey.
This is a real word
This is a made-up word
 
 
Barmecide is something that is illusory or imaginary and therefore disappointing.
This is a real word
This is a made-up word
 
 
Petrichor is the pleasant, earthy smell after rain.
This is a real word
This is a made-up word
 
 
Rhapsidious is a musical review that attacks performer rather than performance.
This is a real word
This is a made-up word
 
 
Canorous is something that is melodious or resonant.
This is a real word
This is a made-up word
 
 
An Obelus is a mark (such as this †) used to make a reference in printed text.
This is a real word
This is a made-up word
 
 
Entrocritic is a medical patient nearing full organ failure.
This is a real word
This is a made-up word
Care to Try Again?
Don't feel bad, over 90% of people find this test very hard, due to the fact that these are very rarely used words! You don't really hear or use these anymore. That said, it's always fun to expand your lexicon and learn some new and fascinating words! Why not try again or, alternatively, check your mistakes and correct answers with the button below.
Good Job!
You either have a really large vocabulary or you made some educated guesses and ended up being right most of the time! These are terribly difficult words and most of us never hear them anymore. That said, you did really well for yourself, with just a few mistakes. Have a look at them and the answers by clicking the show answers button below.
You're a Maverick!
Wow, how do you know all these rare words? Do you read very old tomes for fun? Some of these are very rare to hear about, and we're amazed you got such a great grade! Congratulations, you really aced this especially tough quiz.
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