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English Vocabulary Quiz with Explanations

Published on Thursday, February 04, 2016
english quiz
1. Muted
   (a) oppressed
   (b) hidden
   (c) softened

   (d) unaltered
   (e) None of these

2. Variance
    (a) quality of being unique
    (b) quality of being extreme
    (c) quality of being unknown
    (d) quality of being different
    (e) None of these

3. Pristine
    (a) detail-oriented
    (b) spotless
    (c) overly fussy
    (d) distant
    (e) None of these

4. Prevail
    (a) come before
    (b) move quickly
    (c) triumph over
    (d) foresee
   (e) None of these

5. Rile
    (a) verbally attack
    (b) be victorious
    (c) annoy
    (d) cover up
    (e) None of these

6. Miscreant
    (a) one lacking money
    (b) one without faith
    (c) liar
    (d) lawbreaker
    (e) None of these

7. Perpetuate
    (a) solidify
    (b) make happen indefinitely
    (c) have no effect on
    (d) prevent
    (e) None of these

8. Presumption
    (a) assumption
    (b) fresh start
    (c) specific concern
    (d) previous knowledge
    (e) None of these

9. Irascible
    (a) upbeat
    (b) easily angered
    (c) cautious
    (d) vulnerable
    (e) None of these

10. Transitory
      (a) undertermined
      (b) transparent
      (c) short-lasting
      (d) in motion
      (e) None of these

11. Piquant
      (a) tiny
      (b) fussy
      (c) pungent in taste
      (d) unlikeable
      (e) None of these

12. Snub
      (a) physically hurt
      (b) praise
      (c) speak openly
      (d) reject bluntly
      (e) None of these

13. Incense
      (a) become upset
      (b) emit terrible odor
      (c) make furious
      (d) entice
      (e) None of these

14. Approach
      (a) go over
      (b) leave
      (c) fall into
      (d) move closer
      (e) None of these

15. Assume 
     (a) look at details
     (b) believe without facts
     (c) think hard
     (d) know well
     (e) None of these

Answers

1. softened
2. quality of being different
3. spotless
4. triumph over
5. annoy
6. lawbreaker
7. make happen indefinitely
8. assumption
9. easily angered
10. short-lasting
11. pungent in taste
12. reject bluntly
13. make furious
14. move closer
15. believe without facts

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