The Tough Vocabulary Quiz

You're pretty smart if you can define these words

1. What does a simian person resemble?
A horse
A monkey
A cat
A fish
2. What color is someone if they have a sanguine complexion?
Reddish
Greenish
Blueish
Whitish
3. What does a person who vacillates have a hard time doing?
Speaking properly
Walking
Eating
Making a decision
4. What does chthonic mean?
Pertaining to time
Pertaining to the underworld
Pertaining to money
Pertaining to donkeys
5. What is atavism?
Cheapness
Reversion to an ancestral characteristic
The literal interpretation of the Bible
Purposeful understatement
6. Who does a hagiographer write about?
Kings
Artists
Saints
Musicians
7. What is a person who is garrulous?
Voluble
Virtuous
Vituperative
Virile
8. What do you do if you ululate?
Hiccup
Swallow
Defer a decision
Make a wavering, high-pitched sound
9. What is an arrondissement?
A round-about way of saying something
A district of Paris
The first appearance of a debutante
An elaborate lie
10. Which group composed the demimonde?
Minor gods and goddesses
Mercenaries
A king's advisors
Mistresses of wealthy men

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