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There are 622 quizzes and 6,220 trivia questions in this category.
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Mind-addling Animal Adjectives

This quiz is about adjectives used to describe animal characteristics, e.g. 'elephantine' means 'pertaining to elephants'. I give you the adjective, you tell me what animal it relates to.
Average (10 qns)
480 plays
What or Where: Now That's a Good Question

Many things are meant to be in the right place at the right time, so much so that just hearing the word allows you to know exactly where you might be. Take the quiz and see if I am right.
Average (10 qns)
Jun 12 16
240 plays
Ease In, Ease Out

This patterned quiz will simply test your knowledge of words that begin and end with the letter "E". Good luck!
Tough (10 qns)
669 plays
Language Tricks And Parlour Games

This quiz deals with terminology in the field of what could be called word games, but is also partially in the periphery of literary techniques and linguistic effects. Come in and see for yourself.
Tough (10 qns)
1734 plays
Portmanteaux I Have Known

A 'portmanteau' is a new word formed by combining two words - a very well known portmanteau is 'smog', a blend of 'smoke' and 'fog'. I hope you have fun finding out the origins of these ones.
Easy (10 qns)
792 plays
Words I like

It's time to share some of my favorite words with the world. Included are some of my "Pet Peeves" for their universal mis-use in modern writing. Definitions are from "Webster's New International Dictionary", unless another source is cited.
Average (10 qns)
1506 plays
Measure For Measure

What are the devices used for measuring things? See if you can figure out what measures to take. Have fun!
Tough (10 qns)
606 plays
Crossword Puzzle Words

Crossword puzzle clues have their own unique language. If you are a daily puzzle geek like me, this quiz should be a snap. Have fun.
Average (10 qns)
1860 plays
Colour Terms In Browsers

There is no end of names for shades of colour. In the context of browsers, and in order to avoid vagueness, a whole set of more or less standardised and technically precise colourterms had to be developed. Check if you master that code.
Average (10 qns)
1419 plays
This is to That...

There is a different linked theme evident in each question. I will give you a statement, and you tell me which answer makes the following statement similar. Warning: They get harder as you go along. Think laterally!
Average (10 qns)
1410 plays
Love a Good Ending?-- Greek Suffixes

We have looked at Greek roots and prefixes, so now it is on to suffixes.
Tough (10 qns)
804 plays
Beginnings--Greek Prefixes: Part I

Ready for some elementary sleuthing into the English language? Then you will need to know your Greek first. Take this quick quiz to see how Greek prefixes change, create, and determine the meanings of many English words we use today.
Average (10 qns)
831 plays
Cool Words

5 fascinating words to exercise your logo-iq!
Tough (5 qns)
1677 plays
Spy on Larry U. Vocab

Come spy on Mr. Vocab and his life. While spying, answer questions about his day to day activities.
Easy (10 qns)
594 plays
Idiomatic Language: Flowers, Fruits, Etc.

The names of "flowers, fruits, nuts and other plants" often get secondary meanings or occur in idioms. Check how familiar you are with those "secondary meanings".
Average (10 qns)
1797 plays
Word Meaning Quiz for Kids and Big People Too

Listen to these people talk as they use a big or unfamiliar word each time they speak. Can you tell by what they say what the unfamiliar word means? You may know the meaning of more words than you realize. Have fun!
Easy (10 qns)
4359 plays
Are You a Walking Dictionary?

A simple quiz, I'll give you the dictionary meaning, or meanings - you give me the word! Some are difficult, some are quite easy, some are multiple choice, some are not!
Difficult (25 qns)
3894 plays

Do you know what all those 'mania'words mean ??May be you are not a 'hellenomaniac' and dont want to call kleptomania by any other name than plain English 'stealing'.If, however, you are a logophile..then this is something for you.
Average (10 qns)
2049 plays
Letter- Words

Occasionally we use words that consist of a "letter (usually written as a capital)+ noun combination", such as T-shirt and X-files. Many of those combinations are relatively recent creations. See how well you have kept abreast of the times.
Average (10 qns)
1848 plays

This a vocabulary quiz for connoisseurs. Be forewarned it's a difficult quiz. Have fun playing whatever.
Tough (25 qns)
1569 plays
Crossword Puzzle Words II

Here's some more Fun Trivia on the unique language of crossword puzzles. Have fun!
Average (10 qns)
1275 plays
Watch Your Words Mate

This is a quiz on certain strange and some known words and phrases in English. There is some amount of word play involved. So watch out.
Tough (15 qns)
1755 plays
All Boggled Up II

My second quiz all about short, but obscure, words which appear often on the 'Boggle' grid, due to the commonness of the letters they use (zyzzyva doesn't count).
Average (15 qns)
990 plays
Word Power 2

Take the Yogi Bear challenge and find out if you're 'smarter than the average bear'. Have fun.
Difficult (10 qns)
1014 plays
All Boggled Up I

I play a lot of 'Boggle'. To be good at 'Boggle' you need to know a lot words that are both short and contain common letters. There are a lot of words of this type that are obscure, and I thought I should share some of them with other 'Boggle' lovers.
Average (15 qns)
1116 plays
Word Power

You will be quizzed on the meanings of many different words. Get out your dictionaries!
Average (10 qns)
1923 plays
So You Think You Know Words?

All these words can be found in the dictionary; you just have to know where to look! Good luck!
Tough (10 qns)
1452 plays

A palindrome is a word that is spelt the same backwards or forwards. Examples are "Level" and "Madam". An anagram is a new word made from another word, like "Made" to "Dame". The words in this quiz become new words when read backwards.
Tough (15 qns)
678 plays
Fun With Words

This is just a brief words oriented quiz from a quizmaster learning the craft.
Average (5 qns)
1926 plays
But It Also Means...

I'll give you a word and one meaning of it. You've got to pick (out of four) another meaning for that word. Easy? Well, I'm going to give you the common meaning...
Difficult (15 qns)
1161 plays
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