Test Your Vocabulary – Quiz #1


Coquetry means flirtatious behavior.

During the party, Anna displayed her coquetry by batting her eyes at every man in the room.

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Mawkish means so mushy or sentimental that it comes across as fake or silly.

The star’s mawkish poem at her mentor’s funeral was so insincere that most of the guests rolled their eyes.

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Interloper means intruder.

We called the police on the interloper we caught peeking through our bedroom window.

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Nascent means beginning; recently formed or started.

Although our nonprofit organization is nascent, we have already raised over a half a million dollars in four months.

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Exuberant means enthusiastic.

Even though Johnny was not a very good basketball player, he had such an exuberant attitude that he came across as one of the stars of the team.

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Entropy means disorder and chaos.

The older Ted became, the faster his body fell into entropy.

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Intransigent means stubborn.

When it came to their willingness to extend my curfew, my parents were intransigent and would not budge.

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Abound means overflow; available in large quantity or number.

At the beginning of the school year, computer deals abound on the Internet.

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Cachinnation means loud laughter.

Bernie fell into cachinnation, laughing in such a convulsive and uncontrollable way that we urged him to see a doctor.

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Occlude means toblock off.

It is quite dangerous when blood clots occlude the flow of oxygen in the human body.

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