The next words you're about to see aren't THAT long, but they're still long words that most people have never heard of. Do you know them, and if not - can you figure out their meaning and earn our enormous respect?
gigantic, from Brobdingnag, a country in Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels
a rumbling or gurgling noise in the intestines
a drink of rum, sugar, water, and nutmeg
foretelling the future by means of a mirror
convulsive or involuntary movements made by delirious patients, such as plucking at the bedclothes
a piece of waste paper produced by punching a hole
the action or habit of estimating something as worthless (a word generally only quoted as a curiosity)
a kind of bagpipe played in northern Spain and Portugal
an inability to recognize the faces of familiar people, typically as a result of brain damage
a technical description of a stocky physique with a rounded body and head, thickset trunk, and a tendency to fat
(of a word) having many syllables or (of a piece of writing) using many long words
a hot, dry north-westerly wind that blows across the Persian Gulf in summer and causes sandstorms
a person in their teens or twenties who has an aptitude for using computers and the Internet
the process by which (in some theories) an object would be stretched and ripped apart by gravitational forces on falling into a black hole
a protective box made in the form of a book, for holding items such as botanical specimens, maps, and colour plates
a shrewd or unprincipled person
extreme superstition about the number thirteen
the hybrid off spring of a male tiger and a lioness (the offspring of a male lion and a tigress being a liger)
a wish or inclination which is not strong enough to lead one to take action
a financial inducement or bribe
to set someone free from enslavement
the normal condition of the eye: perfect vision
to enchant or fascinate someone
fondness for buying things
a happy ending to a story
outside or beyond the physical world
a small ornamental case for holding needles, cosmetics, and other articles
a type of loose breeches worn in the 16th and 17th centuries
dark and sombre in colour
thickened in form or consistency
a person who performs karate
Your vocabulary may be wide, but it balks at these super-weird and long words. We can't blame you, as very few people actually know these words. How about trying again, but using your reasoning skills to see if you can figure out the answer?
Not Bad at All!
You knew quite a few of the kind of words most people have never heard about. You either have a pretty good memory or pretty good reasoning skills you used to figure out the correct answer. Good for you!
We're Super Impressed!
Wow! You must have an unrivaled English dictionary in your head to get such a high score on this test! Either that, or your reasoning skills are as sharp as a fish knife! Good on you, you've aced this test!
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