Literature Quiz / Vocab Quiz 1 & 2

Random Literature Quiz

QUIZ: Can you name the Vocab Quiz 1-2

Quiz not verified by Sporcle

Forced Order
Challenge
Share
Tweet
Embed
Score 0/226 Timer 20:00
HintWord
caterwaul (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
huge, massive, monumental (antonyms)
fait accompli (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
After several bad performances, the aging athlete wallowed in a ________ of self doubt.
lexicon (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
paternalism
chain of command, pecking order (synonyms)
adjunct
chimerical (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
very small; tiny; a lowercase letter
something illusory, without substance, or without a basis in reality; an illusion
solid ground, bedrock, terra firma (antonyms)
The ________ in the alley kept us awake.
master, teacher, guide, guru (antonyms)
a confused struggle; a violent free-for-all; a tumultuous mingling
bloodless, ashen, pessimistic, gloomy (antonyms)
endemic, domestic, homegrown (synonyms)
Many fans were hurt in the ________ that followed the soccer match.
The arts and education programs of the United Nations are under the ________ of UNESCO.
The subject was outside the ________ of the mayor's authority.
The proud generals confidently declared the fall of the rebel stronghold a ________.
A group of zealous ________ demonstrated in the square.
a patch of low, soft, wet ground; a swamp; a confusing situation in which one is entrapped, as in quicksand
totally, completely, actually, in fact (antonyms)
fanciful, visionary, quixotic, pie-in-the-sky (synonyms)
absurd; wildly fantastic; impossible
apprise (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
to pull up by the roots; to root out, uproot, or dislocate; to eliminate all trace of
sanguine (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
insensible (synonyms)
selfish, self-seeking, uncharitable (antonyms)
The ________ society was once a thriving and vigorous one.
ringleader, initiator, barometer (synonyms)
implant, nurture, foster, instill (antonyms)
indigenous
bellwether
The ________ atmosphere of the slaughterhouse overwhelmed the visitors.
melee
to howl or screech like a cat; to quarrel; a hard or noisy cry; a racket
the policy or practice of treating or governing people in the manner of a father dealing with his children
polarize (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
One way to ________ prejudice from our society is to heighten public awareness.
verisimilitude (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
flushed, rosy (synonyms)
poltroon (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
auspices (synonyms)
eleemosynary (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
an accomplished and presumably irreversible deed, fact, or action
hidebound
thriving, burgeoning, vigorous, dynamic (antonyms)
muddy the waters (synonyms)
benevolence, solicitude, fatherliness (synonyms)
dry-eyed, cheerful, merry, hilarious (antonyms)
acquaint, notify (synonyms)
epitome, world in little (synonyms)
protection; patronage; sponsorship
associate, addition, accessory (synonyms)
melee (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
The ________ of computer technology is large and growing.
upright, erect, perpendicular, vertical (antonyms)
eleemosynary
solecism (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
oblivious
any system of things or people arranged or graded one above another in order of rank, wealth, class, etc.
noisome
The hiker relaxed in a ________ position.
obfuscate (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
mirage
novice, neophyte (synonyms)
supine
a substandard or ungrammatical usage; a breach of etiquette; any impropriety or mistake
lachrymose (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
tearful, doleful, dolorous (synonyms)
fan club, flatterers, hangers-on (synonyms)
philanthropic, beneficient (synonyms)
vassal (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
HintWord
a person under the protection of a feudal lord to whom he or she owes allegiance; a subordinate or dependent; a servant; subservient
infinitesimal, insignificant (synonyms)
paternalism (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
craven, dastard, 'chicken' (synonyms)
lachrymose
aegis (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
bawdy, risqué (synonyms)
split, divide, alienate, estrange (synonyms)
prone, prostrate, inert (synonyms)
They proposed yet another ________ get-rich-quick scheme.
deracinate
microcosm
Within the governmental ________, the voice of the junior senator was not a powerful one.
The ________ was caught in the act of deserting.
obfuscate
solecism
proselyte
correct usage (antonyms)
polarize
hierarchy (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
the range, extent, or scope of something; in law, the scope or limit of what is provided in a statute
to cause to concentrate around two conflicting or contrasting positions; to cause light to vibrate in a pattern
a dictionary of a language; the special vocabulary of a person, group, or subject; a compendium
The actor tells the ________ stories about life in the theater world.
oblivious (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
accomplished fact (synonyms)
fait accompli
teetotaling, abstemious, temperate (antonyms)
given to tears or weeping; causing to shed tears; mournful, lugubrious
a base coward
wholesome, pleasant, sweet-smelling (antonyms)
hierarchy
aware, mindful, cognizant, alert (antonyms)
inebrious, alcoholic (synonyms)
They formed a ________ partnership.
kind of, semi, as if (synonyms)
The play's ________ won praise from critics.
liturgy
ceremony, observance (synonyms)
clarify, elucidate, explicate (antonyms)
universe, macrocosm, cosmos, totality (antonyms)
It was a ________ tale of poverty and woe.
lexicon
fetid, noxious, vile, loathsome (synonyms)
hero, stalwart, gallant (antonyms)
indigenous (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
supine (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
friendly chat, peace and quiet (antonyms)
foreign, alien, exoteric, imported (antonyms)
thumbnail sketch, anecdote (synonyms)
The soprano's ________ was in attendance, as usual.
vignette (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
hidebound (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
the male sheep that leds the flock to the slaughterhouse; a leader, as in a desperate or violent undertaking; an indicator of trends
quasi
follower, imitator, emulator (antonyms)
The retired sailor was a _________ old codger.
The _______ has been modernized.
The ________ administrator stood by the outdated ways or previous administrations.
jurisdiction, orbit (synonyms)
lacking in wholesome vigor or energy; worn-out or exhausted; sterile or unable to produce; out-of-date
to inform of; to make aware of by giving oral or written notice
a religious service or rite; the form of a ritual or other act of public worship
bibulous (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
noisome (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
morass
overlord
poltroon
narrow-minded and rigid, especially in opinions or prejudices; stubbornly and unthinkingly conservative
morass (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
optical illusion (synonyms)
a short description or sketch; a picture or illustration with edges that gradually shade off; a decorative design on the title page of a book or at the beginning or end of a chapte
sanguine
bog, quagmire (synonyms)
menial, minion, servite (synonyms)
resembling but not actually being; seemingly but not actually or completely
HintWord
chimerical
claque (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
offensive or disgusting; foul-smelling; harmful or injurious
vassal
Scientists remain ________ about the chances of finding a cure for the deadly disease.
a convert; a disciple
Deceived by a ________, the desert travelers perked up at the thought of water and shade.
unite, unity, reconcile (antonyms)
The climbers were totally ________ of the dangers ahead.
apprise
ribald
having a ruddy complexion; of a naturally cheerful, confident, or optimistic outlook
epic, full-length treatment (antonyms)
I ate only a ________ portion of the dessert.
caterwaul
minuscule (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
proselyte (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
As a ________ nation, India provided troops for British armies.
purview (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
a group of people hired to applaud a performer or performance; enthusiastic or fawning admirers; an opera hat
fracas, brawl, scuffle, donnybrook (synonyms)
adjunct (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
seemly, proper, decorous (antonyms)
misusage, blunder, faux pas (synonyms)
The pedantic lecturer's long-winded explanation served only to _________ the meaning of the thesis.
minuscule
something added to something else as helpful or useful but not essential; an assistant or helper; a valuable quality or characteristic; added or connected in a subordinate capacity
purview
The spokesperson will ________ us of the latest developments.
forgetful; unaware
liturgy (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
realism, lifelikeness, authenticity (synonyms)
vignette
verisimilitude
wordbook, glossary (synonyms)
fond of or inclined to drink; absorbent
claque
aegis
the quality of appearing to be true, real, likely, or probable
microcosm (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
a miniature world or universe; a group or system viewed as the model of a larger group of system
bibulous
One common ________ is 'irregardless.'
irreverently mocking; coarse, vulgar, or indecent in language
The test manual was an _________ provided free with purchases of the new textbook series.
decadent, enfeebled, outmoded (synonyms)
originating in the country or region where found, native; inborn; inherent
to darken or obscure; to confuse or bewilder
banter, persiflage (synonyms)
extirpate, eradicate, expunge (synonyms)
When their _________ was captured, the mob disbanded.
The debate served to ________ public opinion on the issue.
Grizzly bears and mountain lions are two examples of wildlife ________ to the Rockies.
whine, wail, screech (synonyms)
The good-natured ________ in the locker room pleased the coach.
deracinate (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
quasi (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
charitable; dependent upon or supported by charity; derived from or provided by charity
lying flat on one's back; listless or lethargic; apathetic or passive
effete (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
ribald (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
mirage (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
raillery (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
Some ________ institutions use phone solicitations to obtain contributions.
realistic, down-to-earth, practicable (antonyms)
The ocean liner is a ________ of society in the novel Ship of Fools.
bellwether (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
effete
raillery
keep secret, withhold information (antonyms)
The President won over the worried populace with his attitude of kind ________.
open-minded, tolerant, liberal, progressive (antonyms)
good-humored ridicule; teasing
All enjoyed the writer's ________ of country life.

You're not logged in!

Compare scores with friends on all Sporcle quizzes.
Sign Up with Email
OR
Log In

You Might Also Like...

Show Comments

Extras

Top Quizzes Today


Score Distribution

Your Account Isn't Verified!

In order to create a playlist on Sporcle, you need to verify the email address you used during registration. Go to your Sporcle Settings to finish the process.