Vocabulary Mega-Challenge

Test and expand your vocabulary by completing the random English words from the definitions given.
Enter the complete word. Correct spelling is required :-)
• The words change each time you play. With enough plays, you'll master 500 words!
When you've mastered this, try the sequel!
Quiz by kiwirage
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Last updated: February 27, 2020
First submittedAugust 1, 2019
Times taken46,699
Rating4.68
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Level 80
Aug 1, 2019
Where did you get that spelling for cacophany? I'm pretty sure the correct spelling is cacophony.
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Level 62
Aug 1, 2019
My mistake: I've fixed it.
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Level 71
Aug 13, 2019
Extremely small, tiny correction for the extremely small, tiny hint - the answer has 9 letters, not 8 as stated. Great quiz though!
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Level 70
Aug 13, 2019
Genus would also fit the genre clue! Oxford definition - "(in philosophical and general use) a class of things that have common characteristics and that can be divided into subordinate kinds." Synonyms - "type, sort, kind, genre, style, variety, category, class"
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Level 73
Aug 13, 2019
The word for "adulation" was horribly confusing, as adulation is in the definition. I did not know it was also the word. Please fix that.
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Level 62
Aug 13, 2019
Thanks to all who pick up on the occasional correction. Fixes and adjustments will be made if necessary.
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Level 75
Aug 15, 2019
Thank you for being such a good sport kiwirage :) And thanks for all your hard work -- loved this quiz!
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Level 73
Aug 13, 2019
Correct English spelling is lacklustre. I didn't see anywhere in the instructions that spelling had to be in American English.
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Level 81
Aug 14, 2019
So why the French -re?
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Level 66
Aug 14, 2019
It's the British and Commonwealth spelling
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Level 70
Aug 14, 2019
Fun quiz! It must have been a lot of work to make it.
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Level 62
Aug 14, 2019
Thanks! Yes, it took a lot of effort, but it was fun to make :)
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Level 72
Aug 15, 2019
This is a great quiz! (Minus the SAT flashbacks, of course.😜) Thank you for putting in so much work, kiwi!
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Level 71
Aug 14, 2019
Quandary has 8 letters, not the 9 that is listed.
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Level 86
Aug 14, 2019
I got 'quixotic' twice in the same quiz...
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Level 75
Aug 14, 2019
I believe diaspora refers to a group of people who are spread over a large area, not an exodus which is the act of a large number of people leaving one place

Great quiz though
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Level 70
Aug 14, 2019
Great quiz, espcially when learning new words. For "casual, indifferent" starting with BL, would Blasé be a valid answer as well?
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Level 62
Aug 14, 2019
Yes, but blasé only has 5 letters. The answer this quiz is looking for has 6 :-)
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Level 80
Aug 14, 2019
Got everything on my 2nd try. First time... I could have sworn I spelled virtuoso correct, 3x, but it wouldn't take it. Not sure if I was doing something wrong or if there is an error in the quiz.
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Level 62
Aug 14, 2019
I checked - it should have worked fine. Must have been something weird you typed.
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Level 53
Aug 14, 2019
Another small correction: For Kinetic it states that there are 6 letters, but it has 7.
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Level 72
Aug 15, 2019
So, you give the definition of “To cause or give rise to” for engender, but I would argue that engineer would work just as well, given its definition:

skillfully or artfully arrange for (an event or situation) to occur

and its first seven synonyms:

bring about, cause, arrange, pull off, bring off, fix, set up

And yes, I did have the good sense to check to make sure both had the same number of letters, and that both began with the same given letters 😁

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Level 73
Aug 15, 2019
'Unexpected' is not a synonym of 'ironic'.
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Level 75
Aug 15, 2019
Actually, surprisingly, it is.
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Level 59
Aug 18, 2019
How unexpected.
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Level 57
Oct 5, 2019
How ironic
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Level 16
Aug 16, 2019
I agree, 'unexpected' means, well, you don't expect it. 'Ironic' means it's funny in a way, not exactly unexpected.
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Level 43
Oct 12, 2019
'Ironic' means it's funny because it's unexpected.
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Level 59
Aug 17, 2019
Great quiz! Please accept miniscule as an alternative spelling to minuscule.
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Level 62
Aug 17, 2019
Glad you liked the quiz! :-) But I won't be accepting incorrect spellings, no matter how commonly they're made. (I myself made the 'mini-scule' mistake for a long time - realising that it was 'minus-cule' made it easier to remember.) Valid variant spellings for other words like "lackluster" and "lacklustre" on the other hand are both accepted.
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Level 80
Sep 25, 2019
Good on you, @kiwirage.
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Level 51
Oct 5, 2019
Where though does the distinction lie between variant spellings and incorrect spellings? There is fortunately no official authority on the English language, and from a descriptivism perspective the way most people commonly spell things is by definition the correct spelling. With regards to the example of minuscule, I agree that perhaps miniscule isn't common enough to count as correct, but generally I'd argue that any ubiquitous but 'incorrect' spelling should be accepted.
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Level 62
Oct 5, 2019
In this quiz, variant spellings sanctioned by dictionaries are valid (US vs British word endings, for example). Incorrect spellings not sanctioned by dictionaries are not. If a million people wrote "The dog chased it's tail", those million people would need to be corrected. If a million people said or wrote "The boy was very mischievious", those million people would be wrong. Mistakes may well be widespread, but until the dictionaries include them, they're still mistakes.
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Level 66
Feb 27, 2020
But 'miniscule' is a variant spelling of minuscule according to the Oxford Dictionary of English, and also Merrian-Webster.
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Level 66
Mar 28, 2020
Merriam*-Webster
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Level 58
Sep 8, 2019
How about concealed also working for covert?
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Level 62
Oct 4, 2019
Too many letters. The # column gives you the number of letters in the answer.
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Level 59
Oct 5, 2019
Wow kiwirage! Great great effort. Thank you
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Level 69
Oct 5, 2019
Picante for spicy. It has 7 letters and it is in the Oxford Dictionary.
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Level 62
Oct 5, 2019
I've submitted an adjustment to avoid this. Thanks for pointing it out!
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Level 69
Oct 5, 2019
Why do we have to enter the whole word? It goes against the convention on this site of fill-in-the-blank quizzes requiring only the portion that fits in the blank. Having to enter the whole word was jarring.
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Level 78
Oct 5, 2019
Yeah, it took me a bit to figure that out, too.
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Level 62
Oct 5, 2019
Sorry for the inconvenience. 500 words are built into this quiz, and some end in the same sequence of letters. To avoid potentially being awarded multiple answers for entering just the 'suffix', the full word is required. I did write it in bold at the top of the quiz...
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Level 59
Oct 6, 2019
You moaning Minnie. Good grief. Was you over indulged by mummy and daddy or something? Think about the amount of work done to provide this quiz and then be quiet and be thankful.
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Level 69
Oct 5, 2019
Another 10 letter word that means discord or disagreement is "Dissension." Must be allowed along with "Dissonance."
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Level 62
Oct 5, 2019
True! I've made an adjustment to avoid this.
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Level 65
Oct 5, 2019
Great quiz, I have learned a few new words. Aren't some of these words just brilliant!
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Level 20
Oct 6, 2019
So far ( I am level 20) this is probably the most useful quiz in jetpunk. Thank you very much (from Italy) It's always so funny to see how words that are sooo hard for English speaking people are extremely common for Italians!
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Level 65
Oct 6, 2019
Definition: lying, deceitful. First three letters: Men____. Is there really anything to add? (I kid, I kid). Great quiz, by the way!
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Level 46
Oct 7, 2019
'Resonating', 'resounding' should work.
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Level 62
Oct 7, 2019
Look more carefully at the number of letters required.
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Level 46
Oct 10, 2019
Ah yes. Apologies!
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Level 66
Oct 8, 2019
'Milquetoast' contains 11 letters, not 10.
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Level 66
Oct 14, 2019
Thanks for correction.
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Level 56
Oct 8, 2019
Interminable has 12 letters, not 11 as said :)
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Level 62
Oct 8, 2019
Ugh, thanks, these corrections are interminable!
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Level 37
Nov 28, 2019
Excellent quiz! Thank you for the enormous effort it must have taken for its creation.
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Level 62
Nov 28, 2019
Thank you!
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Level 54
Dec 29, 2019
rigmarole is also spelled rigamarole (actually in the US this spelling is more common). Nonchalant is also correct (adj) for calm indifference
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Level 56
Feb 15, 2020
I tried rigamarole over and over and couldn't get it to work ... then I googled it and, to prove my own suspicions, all I found was "rigamarole" with an "a" ...
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Level 54
Jan 6, 2020
I got "dupe" almost instantly because that's what we call the scummy DUP
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Level 63
Jan 7, 2020
Persnickety?
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Level 72
Jan 7, 2020
Decency could fit the definition for Decorum
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Level 62
Jan 11, 2020
Made an adjustment to avoid this, thanks.
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Level 36
Jan 20, 2020
Limber should also work for "graceful, flexible, supple"
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Level 62
Jan 21, 2020
The answer requires only five letters
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Level 54
Jan 22, 2020
War-like; aggressive Also 'belligerent'?
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Level 66
Feb 16, 2020
'Retiring' also good for 'reticent' clue.
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Level 61
Sep 11, 2020
Nice quiz kiwi. 20/20 on first attempt. I'll try again on another day and fail miserably, I expect.
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Level 61
Sep 11, 2020
18/20 on second attempt.