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Belay That Order

"Belay" is only one of many English words formed with the prefix "be-". Here's another ten of these words. Can you match them to the clues?
Very Easy (10 qns)
Aug 27 16
663 plays
Malapropisms - The Pineapple of Word Quizzes

A character from Sheridan's play 'The Rivals', Mrs Malaprop would misuse words by substituting a similar sounding but wrong word in its place - hence malapropism. In this quiz, select the word that should have been used in place of the 'malapropism'.
Very Easy (10 qns)
3822 plays
Blend words again. More unusual combinations.

Join "smoke" with "fog" and you get "smog". It's sometimes that easy to get a new blend word. But do you always know where the bits come from and what the new word means? Some British - some U.S.A.
Average (10 qns)
4347 plays
Words Too Easily Confused, Set Five

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)
Oct 18 16
876 plays
Poly wanna learn a new word?

There are more than 120 words in my dictionary starting with the letters "poly-". Most (but not all!) of them are based on the Greek-originating prefix meaning "much" or "many". This quiz takes a look at some of these "poly" words.
Average (15 qns)
936 plays
Strictly Speaking

I have an uncanny ability for finding the wrong word. Do you? Try this quiz and see. Words that might need attention will be placed in ALL CAPS.
Difficult (10 qns)
3369 plays
Words Too Easily Confused, Set Two

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)
Sep 17 16
630 plays
Am I Clumsy, Unlucky or What? Part Three!

Well, you thought I was finished with these stories? I have one more wild adventure to tell you about. For the complete story read the interesting information after the answers.
Average (10 qns)
1782 plays
As Shakespeare Might Have Said...

Many of the words that were commonly used in Shakespeare's time have become what etymologists call archaisms or antique words. How many of these antique words can you identify correctly?
Tough (10 qns)
1866 plays
Double sound words are fun. Come "can-can" with me

We love to shorten words but English also has a nice reservoir of words where we have doubled the sound to make an attractive new word. Can you guess the meaning of these double-sound words ?
Average (10 qns)
4746 plays
Where Did You Get that Hat?

Heads up! This is a quiz about hats from around the world. Your task is to match the headgear with its country of origin, its history or its wearer.
Tough (10 qns)
1662 plays
Commonly Misused Everyday Words

As a teacher I have noticed students making the same vocabulary errors again and again. In this quiz, I have focused on common errors in the strict grammatical sense rather than what may be heard colloquially. (British English)
Average (10 qns)
miss g
5418 plays
Put the words in the blender. Find strange results

Some words are created by shoving two other words together and losing some of the bits.The new "blend" words then either join the dictionary or teeter on the edge.Go on - try some "brunch".
Average (10 qns)
2400 plays
A Portmanteau Edutainment

A portmanteau word is a blend of words, their meanings combined into the new word. In the best examples, the new word can be both amusing and "more than the sum of its two parts" ... hence Edutainment to describe the purpose of this quiz.
Easy (10 qns)
Jul 06 16
414 plays
I Don't Like Four Letter Words

Here's some four letter words that I just don't like using. They are words that we do not use around our house. They are just not nice, or decent and downright wrong. Can you guess what these words are that I describe?
Very Easy (10 qns)
20211 plays
Quantity Words In English

Language being what it is, often offers very precise vocabulary even when in practice many of us would just say: SOME or A LITTLE OF.See how precise your choice of vocabulary would be.
Average (15 qns)
5025 plays
English is a Quirky Language

For those of us who learned English as our primary language, we take a lot of its quirks for granted. Here are some examples of parts of the English language that are in categories of their own.
Average (10 qns)
8253 plays
Fine Words Ending in "ine"

Lots of words end in "-ine". These are not so common ones that I hope you'll like as I do.
Average (10 qns)
Mar 26 17
258 plays
Maybe You Should Think About That

So, you think you know your vocabulary? Try these and we'll see!
Easy (10 qns)
2307 plays
What ends in -ine??

I've always enjoyed words, and -ine ending words are some of my favourites. Have fun joining me in identifying a few!
Easy (10 qns)
3609 plays
What in the World?

Following are 20 questions about unusual items found all over the world. Your job is to figure out the correct term to answer each question.
Tough (20 qns)
2292 plays
Forms of Rulership

There are many words that deal with forms of rulership and government. Try this quiz and see how many you know of. Enjoy!
Average (10 qns)
1854 plays
More Bottle for your Wine

You don't have to know the name of the bottle to enjoy the wine, but hey, why not?
Average (10 qns)
960 plays
Stretch Your Vocabulary

It would be a futile effort to try to 'know' all the words in the English language. Yet a regular bit of stretching our competence won't do us any harm. Have a try.
Tough (10 qns)
4875 plays
"I Spy Jargon"

As a reader of spy novels I am intrigued by their jargon or slang in describing their activities. The words in this quiz will all deal with spycraft words.
Average (10 qns)
435 plays
In the Name of the 'Nyms'

Can you match the -nym words with their correct definitions?
Average (10 qns)
360 plays
Meta-Linguistics: Words About Words

Tests your knowledge of words whose definitions refer to words. Xaosdog attests that each word appearing in this quiz has been accepted as a legitimate English word by at least one major dictionary AND one minor dictionary.
Difficult (15 qns)
2679 plays
Words For Containers

Check how well you know the exact terminology for certain types of "containers". Quiz is written from B.E. point of view, but occasional A.E. divergences have been marked where they might matter.
Average (10 qns)
5028 plays
Fortune Telling Words

This quiz deals with words that have to do with methods of fortune telling. Some are familiar methods, but there are also some obscure ones. All these words end with 'mancy'.
Tough (10 qns)
1239 plays

Can you find ten words that contain "C," "D," and "O" in that order? Lots of clues to help you.
Average (10 qns)
411 plays
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