World’s Hardest Vocabulary Test

These are 67 words I’ve had to stop and look up while I was reading. Many of them should be used far more often in everyday conversation.

How many do you know?

  1. Adumbrate
  2. Algid
  3. Antediluvian
  4. Aplomb
  5. Autarky
  6. Avuncular
  7. Bathos
  8. Blandish
  9. Bricolage
  10. Bromide
  11. Canard
  12. Captious
  13. Crenel
  14. Crepuscular
  15. Defalcate
  16. Defenestration
  17. Draconian
  18. Feckless
  19. Flagitious
  20. Flivver
  21. Foozle
  22. Fribble
  23. Frowzy
  24. Fugacious
  25. Fungible
  26. Grampus
  27. Gravamen
  28. Haruspice
  29. Hegemony
  30. Heuristic
  31. Insuperable
  32. Jejune
  33. Juggernaut
  34. Louche
  35. Midden
  36. Moil
  37. Moribund
  38. Myrmidon
  39. Nictitate
  40. Nostrum
  41. Numinous
  42. Otiose
  43. Palaver
  44. Panoply
  45. Parsimonious
  46. Peripatetic
  47. Pismire
  48. Portmanteau
  49. Prolix
  50. Protean
  51. Puissant
  52. Punctilio
  53. Qua
  54. Quotidian
  55. Recondite
  56. Schadenfreude
  57. Screed
  58. Sinecure
  59. Solipsism
  60. Somnolent
  61. Soporific
  62. Superannuated
  63. Tenebrous
  64. Tertiary
  65. Transmogrify
  66. Turpitude
  67. Vexillology

2 Replies to “World’s Hardest Vocabulary Test”

    1. Ha! I’ll bet you know a lot of those words anyway, Bill. But speaking of comics, you may be surprised to learn that many of the words on this list came from the works of Woody Allen. He’s brilliant at using offbeat, obscure words for comic effect.

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