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Fancy Vocabulary: Genius Level

If you can complete even a handful of these words, consider yourself a master of vocabulary!
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Quiz by kiwirage
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Last updated: December 4, 2019
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First submittedMarch 7, 2019
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Average score15.4%
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Definition
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Shrewd, perceptive
Argute
Excessive teeth-grinding
Bruxism
Fairy-tale rooster
Chanticleer
Tear something up by the roots
Deracinate
Able to be described in words
Effable
A pus-filled boil
Furuncle
Relating to the jaws
Gnathic
A person's big toe
Hallux
A book printed pre-1501
Incunabulum
Pertaining to breakfast
Jentacular
Person who performs karate
Karateka
To spend time aimlessly
Lollygag
Having only one testicle
Monorchid
Definition
Answer
A bright orange-red colour
Nacarat
Mechanical model of the solar system
Orrery
A flourish after a signature
Paraph
24 or 25 pages of paper
Quire
A new shoot from the base of a plant
Ratoon
Ridge of ice on a glacier
Serac
Relating to the sea
Thalassic
Female water spirit
Undine
Neighbouring, adjacent
Vicinal
Habitual drinker of alcohol
Winebibber
Love of foreigners
Xenophilia
Give birth to a lamb or kid
Yean
The study of the planet Jupiter
Zenography
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Level 90
Mar 8, 2019
8. I'll take it.
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Level 84
Apr 13, 2019
Ugh... I could've guessed "ography"!
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Level 67
Apr 14, 2019
Wow. Very, very, very hard.
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Level 67
Sep 12, 2019
Excellent quiz, any plans to extend the series?
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Level 62
Sep 12, 2019
Glad you liked it! See the link above for more of the general quizzes in the series, and a 500-word random vocabulary quiz. I may do some more of these 'genius' level ones at some time. After doing the random one, I was rather braindead from vocab, so needed a break...
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Level 65
Nov 27, 2019
I got 6 which actually beat 93%! Wow and english isnt even my native language. I expected the average to be a bit higher, atleast 10. I got bruxism, kareteka, lollygagging, undine, paraph and xenopholia.

And I made the following up: arguseyed, gnawing/gnashing (-ers), monogonad(s, -ic)/monocojones, nacho-red, orrologeum/orratoreum (and several similar things that sound real/familiar), seration (not interesting), young and zenithology (I think zenology and 1 or 2 other things aswell)

A lot of these sounds realistic and or fitting to me. My favorite was monocojonic :D unfortunately no luck with them (though in case of the nachos I was pretty sure it wasnt gonna be right ;) )

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Level 65
Nov 27, 2019
In hindsight I know of effable and orrery. Vicinal makes sense (vicinity) and I think I actually have heard of monorchid once (and maybe even looked it up, the word that is, but guess it didnt stick well enough) besides gnathic and winebibber I would have no idea what the rest would be about if I had only seen those words.
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Level 65
Nov 27, 2019
Oooo wait canticleer suddenly made a wild cluck hah typo!! Click, I was looking at the list of answers and upon reading that word (allready forgetting which description went with it). I suddenly got an image of a rooster !! I can see it clearly. I dont know where I am getting this from, either a cartoon or school haha. And courtly love stuff comes to mind, in which case it would ve been school..

I ll have to look it up now.

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Level 54
Dec 3, 2019
Book printed before 1501 is also called a Incunable
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Level 67
Aug 8, 2021
7/26. There were a few others where I couldn't get the spelling correct.
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Level 36
Oct 18, 2021
At least I got 2 lol
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Level 86
Mar 1, 2023
Great quiz, nominated
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Level 70
Sep 4, 2023
What kind of sadist put this thing together?

Well done!

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Level 78
Dec 18, 2023
I'm over the moon with 13/26.

This one is so full of obscure words that it reminds me of the Readers' Digest word quiz, which was called "It pays to increase your word power".