I’m a big fan of constantly expanding my vocabulary, mostly for my own benefit because I learned a long time ago that most people don’t do so and tend to look askance at those who do.
And, as a writing instructor told me many, many times, “Don’t use a big word when a small one will do.” Or words to that effect. But it just so happens that I LIKE an author who uses some words I may not be familiar with. It gives me an opportunity to learn new words.
So, pages like this one that test your vocabulary are fun for me. If they are for you too, take a look and see how many of these 11 words you already know.
I knew 10 of them; let me know how many you knew.