Test Your Vocabulary – Quiz #22

PALATABLE

This food is palatable

Palatable means suitable.

We found the warm sunny weather quite palatable for our picnic.

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PERPLEX

Try not to perplex them

Perplex means confuse.

According to the book reviewer, the author’s puzzling writing style will perplex many readers.

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INDIGENOUS

They are indigenous

Indigenous means native.

Because these trees require very moist temperatures to grow, they are only indigenous in rain forests.

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INNOCUOUS

That spider is innocuous

Innocuous means harmless.

In the ring the wrestler appeared dangerous, but in reality, he was really innocuous.

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INTREPID

They are intrepid adventurers

Intrepid means brave.

The intrepid kitten walked slowly in front of the two big dogs.

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IMPUTE

Do not impute him

Impute means blame.

When the singer was asked about her awful performance, she tried to impute her mistakes to nervousness.

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PLACID

His attitude is placid

Placid means neutral.

The placid husband was the total opposite of his easily upset wife.

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PINNACLE

This is the pinncale

Pinnacle is a peak.

After John received his doctoral degree, he felt as though he had reached the pinnacle of his education.

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INSURGENT

James is an insurgent

Insurgent means rebel.

For his crimes against the state, he was tried as an enemy insurgent.

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INEPT

She's too inept

Inept means unskilled.

The inept detective could not see the most obvious clues.

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