Vocabulary Test 1

Whether you are a businessman, a student or a professional writer, having a vast vocabulary is essential. Test your skills with the 20 questions below!
Daily Writing Tips Vocabulary Test
1. Idiosyncrasy is:
the ideology of a political party or organization

a peculiar habit or characteristic of an individual or group

a synchronous movement between two mechanical parts

a characteristic of selfish people
2. Someone with excessive concern for precision and formal rules is:
moribund

zealous

pedantic

rustic
3. Beleaguer means:
to lend money

to harass

to sympathize

to scare
4. “John’s __________ was irritating. He was reluctant even to buy bread!”
jealousy

soreness

luck

parsimony
5. An ombudsman is:
an impartial person who watches for administrative abuses inside organizations

a person with unrivaled powers inside the government

the head of any organization who is elected by a majority voting system

a person who is granted political asylum in a country that is facing civil war
6. If something is in oblivion:
time has severely ruined its forms

it has been confiscated by a governmental body

people have completely forgotten about it

it can no longer be commercially traded between two or more countries
7. The fights on the streets created a big:
void

turmoil

cyst

foil
8. Mary was always able to recover quickly from misfortunes. She was very:
witty

brave

resilient

zany
9. A Pyrrhic victory is:
a naval victory where all the ships from one side sink

a victory where one of the sides flees

actually a stalemate

a victory with huge losses
10. The ________ steps confirmed he was hiding from someone.
furtive

wild

puzzled

gleaming
11. A bipartisan act:
must be approved by popular referendum

is supported by both sides

aims to reduce corruption inside the government

can have only two decrees
12. Recoil means:
to cover with oil, especially when referring to car engines

to move away or bounce back

to remove something with brute force

to repeat the same movement over and over again
13. Fred was in a hurry so he entered the room:
arrogantly

lonely

briskly

quietly
14. The __________ moon was shiny that night.
whining

waxing

willing

wafering
15. An algorithm is:
a list of the elements contained in group or set

a set of guidelines used to create software, especially search related software

a manual used in engineering projects

a procedure defined to solve a problem, usually structured in steps
16. If something is implied by actions or statements, it is:
frugal

tactic

tangible

tacit
17. They had mixed feelings about it; hence their comments were:
agnostic

ambivalent

deliberate

antiquate
18. In a meritocracy:
the advancement of individuals is based on their performance

there is a strict hierarchy of powers

the head of the government is elected by the population

the senate is responsible for the approval of federal laws
19. Rhetoric is:
the ability to lie without revealing it with body language

a technique used to speak faster

the skill of using language persuasively

the ability to interpret complex logical problems
20. Alice was in a conundrum. She had no:
time

money

food

choice

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