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We can't think of a better way to hone your lexical skills than to play these quizzes!   

There are 640 quizzes and 6,400 trivia questions in this category.
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1
Gimme Sympathy

Gimme gimme never gets, but these individuals didn't care about manners. They really needed something! Can you tell me what? All scenarios are fictional.
Average (10 qns)
Squisher
5283 plays
2
What's In Your Portmanteau?

Here's a categorical look at portmanteau words, new words made by blending parts of two other words together, a frankenword if you will. For example, add "motor" to "hotel" and you get "motel". Some questions have an American slant. Enjoy!
Easy (20 qns)
Polaris101
3804 plays
3
Words Easily Confused

The English language contains a number of words that sound so similar they are confused very easily. In large part, these are homophones, but this is not always the case. Please partake in this quiz as we sample some of these awkward cases. Good luck!
Average (10 qns)
thejazzkickazz
13389 plays
4
Words Too Easily Confused

Some English words are entirely too much like others, while having completely different meanings. How many of these too-similar words can you properly sort?
Average (15 qns)
FatherSteve
Sep 04 16
765 plays
5
Lexical Ovines

As a member of the Inter-Continental Ballistic Sheep for the Amazing Trivia Race, I've compiled a quiz with ten words with a connection to sheep, though not all are used when referring to our woollen pals. Enjoy!
Easy (10 qns)
eburge
4278 plays
6
Words Too Easily Confused, Set Three

Some English words are entirely too much like others, while having completely different meanings. How many of these too-similar words can you properly sort?
Easy (10 qns)
FatherSteve
Sep 23 16
1134 plays
7
Crossword Words

Have you ever noticed that crosswords and crossword compilers seem to have their own obscure language? Words that you'd never think of using in everyday conversation appear in crosswords with head-scratching frequency. Here are a few of them!
Average (10 qns)
NatalieW
5880 plays
8
Easily Confused Words

Confusing words doesn't look too good and may give people the wrong idea about you. Here are some common malapropisms and the like.
Average (10 qns)
bloomsby
1641 plays
9
The Dog Ate My Dictionary!

My dog, Lexi, has always loved words -- but instead of eating my homework, she ate my dictionary! Now, as I search through the shredded pages to see what remains, I see a canine theme developing...
Easy (10 qns)
darthrevan89
3588 plays
10
The Secret

Ten words for you all related to the word "Secret" in some way. Part of each answer is given to you in a photo clue. Remember to check the number of letters required each time - and have fun.
Average (10 qns)
Creedy
555 plays
11
Odd Ducks

Not every duck waddles on land and swims in water. A few are even darn difficult. So... are you going to duck this quiz?
Tough (10 qns)
uglybird
3336 plays
12
Am I Clumsy, Unlucky or What?

I am the queen of clumsiness today. I think I should have stayed in bed and I do mean all day!
Average (10 qns)
funnytrivianna
4053 plays
13
Am I Clumsy, Unlucky or What? Part Two

You think my last clumsy episode was unbelievable. Wait until you hear about this one!
Easy (10 qns)
funnytrivianna
4605 plays
14
The Sith Academy: Vocabulary Class

Take on the role of a wannabe Sith apprentice, and begin your trials on the path to darkness. Your challenge is a vocabulary exam, involving the names of past Sith Lords. All questions are strictly vocabulary, no knowledge of "Star Wars" is needed.
Average (10 qns)
darthrevan89
987 plays
15
What is the Right Word for Such People?

I'm a great fan of the right word. Some words are so perfectly suited that we really should use them whenever possible. Here are some situations where the perfect word is offered for the people described. Can you find that word?
Average (15 qns)
smeone
1089 plays
16
More Crossword Words

More weird words from the obscure language of the crossword compiler. Once again, any dictionary definitions are taken from the Oxford English Dictionary Online, www.oed.com.
Average (10 qns)
NatalieW
3393 plays
17
Words Too Easily Confused, Set Eight

Some English words are entirely too much like others, while having completely different meanings. How many of these too-similar words can you properly sort?
Very Easy (10 qns)
FatherSteve
Nov 14 16
717 plays
18
Words Too Easily Confused, Set Four

Some English words are entirely too much like others, while having completely different meanings. How many of these too-similar words can you properly sort?
Very Easy (10 qns)
FatherSteve
Oct 05 16
789 plays
19
Laughter, the Best Medicine

Laughter is the best medicine as the saying goes, but the average adult only laughs 7 times in a day, let's work on our average! I'll give you some clues and you fill in the blank with the laughter word described.
Average (10 qns)
Bruyere
7932 plays
20
I've Got Mono

Nanny Woo is not feeling well. She has been infected with the dreaded funtrivia bug. Can you help her with a diagnosis and a cure?
Very Easy (10 qns)
nannywoo
1188 plays
21
Words Too Easily Confused, Set Six

Some English words are entirely too much like others, while having completely different meanings. How many of these too-similar words can you properly sort?
Very Easy (10 qns)
FatherSteve
Oct 25 16
825 plays
22
Western Wranglers Wrangling Whatchamacallits

Jump in the saddle and come with me, it is time to become a word wrangler. We have many stray dogies on the prairie that need to be rounded up. Can you rope in these words from the definitions provided? Yeehaw and giddy up.
Average (10 qns)
tazman6619
609 plays
23
What Did Shakespeare Mean By That?

Some words used in Shakespeare's time are still with us - but mean something *very* different today than when Shakespeare was using them. You might be surprised at how different the meanings of these common words are when used by the Bard of Avon!
Average (10 qns)
merylfederman
726 plays
24
Words Too Easily Confused, Set Nine

Some English words are entirely too much like others, while having completely different meanings. How many of these too-similar words can you properly sort?
Average (10 qns)
FatherSteve
Mar 18 17
444 plays
25
Double sound words live. Get on your "Gee-Gee"!

Did you call your toy train a "choo-choo" or a "puff-puff" ? When we grow up we still like those words with the sound repetitions. Have an "away-day" with these questions about them.
Easy (10 qns)
Philian
12138 plays
26
Double sound words return. It's "easy-peasy".

Just when you thought there could be no more "double-sound" words the following 10 escaped from the depths of the dictionary. Don't tell Lulu !
Average (10 qns)
Philian
7464 plays
27
Words Too Easily Confused, Set Seven

Some English words are entirely too much like others, while having completely different meanings. How many of these too-similar words can you properly sort?
Average (10 qns)
FatherSteve
Nov 02 16
510 plays
28
What is the Right Word for Such People? Part II

I enjoyed writing the first quiz on this topic, and from your feedback, you seemed to like playing it. So let's get the words right again Fun Trivia players!
Average (15 qns)
smeone
663 plays
29
Double sound words yet again.Now don't go "gaga" !

More dregs from the double sound words that have sneaked into the dictionary. Again you have to sort out the meaning with your usual "razzamatazz".
Average (10 qns)
Philian
6153 plays
30
Witches Are Good at Spell-ing

Welcome to Star's School of Practical Spell-ing. Can you graduate without turning yourself into a frog, or worse?
Average (10 qns)
StarStruck60
1725 plays
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