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721 Vocabulary quizzes and 10,094 Vocabulary trivia questions.
  Promise - 10 questions - 3 mins
All of these words are listed as synonyms for "promise" by a major thesaurus website - they however also have special or secondary meanings. Can you match each promise to the situation or description it would be most appropriate to?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, WesleyCrusher, Nov 12 22
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10
Very Easy
WesleyCrusher editor
Nov 12 22
272 plays
  I Don't Like Four Letter Words popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, linkan, Apr 29 22
Very Easy
linkan gold member
Apr 29 22
21065 plays
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, Philian, Apr 11 21
Apr 11 21
12598 plays
  Lexical Ovines best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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!
Easier, 10 Qns, eburge, Feb 21 12
eburge gold member
4976 plays
  The ITEs of March, Part 4 top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
How many of these words ending in "-ite" can you sort?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, FatherSteve, Mar 09 18
Very Easy
FatherSteve gold member
Mar 09 18
1275 plays
  Gimme Sympathy editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Jan 03 10
5937 plays
  The Dog Ate My Dictionary! best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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...
Easier, 10 Qns, darthrevan89, Feb 06 19
Feb 06 19
4296 plays
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 !
Easier, 10 Qns, Philian, May 27 20
May 27 20
7964 plays
  Am I Clumsy, Unlucky or What? Part Two top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
You think my last clumsy episode was unbelievable. Wait until you hear about this one!
Easier, 10 Qns, funnytrivianna, Feb 02 08
funnytrivianna gold member
5086 plays
  Night Becomes Them popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
I can sum up this day in ten words. Then I noticed something strange. Putting 'night' in front of each word, it becomes something else. Can you match my words with these clues?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, psnz, Dec 12 20
Very Easy
psnz gold member
Dec 12 20
776 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Which of these anagrams of dictionary means pointing out or revealing clearly?

From Quiz "Exact Anagrams Found in the "Dictionary""

  English is a Quirky Language popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, superferd, Mar 31 22
Mar 31 22
8767 plays
  The ITEs of March, Part 3 great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
How many of these words ending in "-ite" can you sort?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, FatherSteve, Mar 06 18
Very Easy
FatherSteve gold member
Mar 06 18
1067 plays
  The ITEs of March, Part 2 great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
How many of these words ending in "-ite" can you sort?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, FatherSteve, Mar 04 18
Very Easy
FatherSteve gold member
Mar 04 18
1115 plays
  The ITEs of March, Part 5 great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
How many of these words ending in "-ite" can you sort?
Easier, 10 Qns, FatherSteve, Mar 10 18
FatherSteve gold member
Mar 10 18
1029 plays
  The ITEs of March, Part 1 popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
How many of these words ending in "-ite" can you sort?
Easier, 10 Qns, FatherSteve, Mar 03 18
FatherSteve gold member
Mar 03 18
1038 plays
  Laughter, the Best Medicine top quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, Dec 12 20
Bruyere editor
Dec 12 20
8508 plays
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, Jul 31 22
Jul 31 22
6632 plays
  Odd Ducks top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Aug 14 22
uglybird gold member
Aug 14 22
3577 plays
  I've Got Mono top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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, Nov 03 12
Very Easy
nannywoo gold member
1864 plays
  Villainously Yours - 10 questions - 3 mins
The English language has quite a few creative ways to describe all kinds of objectionable behaviour. This quiz will explore a selection from this wide range of villainous words.
Average, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Aug 08 21
LadyNym gold member
Aug 08 21
375 plays
  Oooooops! - 10 questions - 3 mins
This is a quiz dedicated to those of us, moi included, who type too quickly, usually at the expense of accuracy. The results can be funny, misleading or just mind-boggling. Enjoy.
Average, 10 Qns, Fiachra, Oct 15 21
Oct 15 21
11116 plays
  Words' Worth - 10 questions - 2 mins
This quiz deals with finding the best word to fit the meaning in each sentence.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Dec 30 19
Very Easy
Dec 30 19
866 plays
  Witches Are Good at Spell-ing great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Welcome to Star's School of Practical Spell-ing. Can you graduate without turning yourself into a frog, or worse?
Average, 10 Qns, StarStruck60, Nov 25 14
2066 plays
  Exact Anagrams Found in the "Dictionary" popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz features exact anagrams that you will find in the word "Dictionary". Each anagram uses all the letters in the word "dictionary".
Easier, 10 Qns, Billkozy, May 29 21
May 29 21
385 plays
  Maybe You Should Think About That - 10 questions - 3 mins
So, you think you know your vocabulary? Try these and we'll see!
Easier, 10 Qns, Jazmee27, Aug 26 10
2800 plays
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, Jul 21 22
Jul 21 22
840 plays
  Easily Confused Words top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, Nov 12 15
bloomsby gold member
2048 plays
  An OSTentatious quiz? - 10 questions - 3 mins
Words beginning Ost... often have to do with bones, from the Greek osteo. Do any of the following? Let's see.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Apr 24 19
Very Easy
Apr 24 19
690 plays
  What is the Right Word for Such People? great trivia quiz - 15 questions - 6 mins
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, Jan 25 16
1399 plays
  Who Let the Dogs Out? popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
There are many common expressions containing references to dogs. With how many of them are you familiar? My sources are 'Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable' and 'The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology'.
Tough, 10 Qns, Cymruambyth, Mar 07 19
Cymruambyth gold member
Mar 07 19
609 plays
  Am I Clumsy, Unlucky or What? top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, Oct 18 18
funnytrivianna gold member
Oct 18 18
4519 plays
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, Philian, Jan 25 20
Jan 25 20
5050 plays
  Commonly Misused Everyday Words popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Sep 03 21
miss g
Sep 03 21
5769 plays
  Vocab-"uary" - 10 questions - 3 mins
Can you match the words ending with -uary to brief definitions?
Easier, 10 Qns, Earthboy, Feb 13 18
Feb 13 18
872 plays
  Strictly Speaking great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
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, uglybird, Jan 03 14
uglybird gold member
3534 plays
  Words For Containers - 10 questions - 3 mins
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, flem-ish, May 23 19
May 23 19
5251 plays
  Where Did You Get that Hat? popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, Cymruambyth, Aug 25 09
Cymruambyth gold member
1819 plays
  Here's the Gen, then - 10 questions - 4 mins
The next in my series of object quizzes starts with Gen. Are you genius enough to find them all?
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Apr 24 19
Apr 24 19
549 plays
  Quantity Words In English - 15 questions - 3 mins
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, flem-ish, Sep 16 22
Sep 16 22
5323 plays
  NON but the best - 10 questions - 4 mins
All the words here start with the letters NON. Can you puzzle them out?
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Apr 24 19
Apr 24 19
478 plays
  S - T- R - E - T - C - H Your Vocab - 10 questions - 5 mins
Make new words by adding a single letter to the clue. Remember each letter you added; they give the answer to Q.10. Good Luck and as ever have fun with a simple word quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, Fiachra, Dec 28 11
6754 plays
  Jac of Many Trades - 10 questions - 4 mins
All the answers in this quiz start with the letters 'JAC'. Not just because my name does the same, but some interesting subjects come up this way.
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Apr 24 19
Apr 24 19
352 plays
  The Sith Academy: Vocabulary Class top quiz - 10 questions - 8 mins
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, Jul 18 09
1083 plays
  Lan' sakes - 10 questions - 4 mins
All these answers begin with the letters LAN. Can you find their meaning?
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Apr 24 19
Apr 24 19
318 plays
  MAL aware? - 10 questions - 4 mins
Words starting mal... usually indicate something bad, but not always. See if you can pinpoint these words, all beginning with the letters MAL, from the clues.
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Apr 24 19
Apr 24 19
460 plays
  What Did Shakespeare Mean By That? great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Oct 12 20
merylfederman gold member
Oct 12 20
865 plays
  Am I Clumsy, Unlucky or What? Part Three! popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, funnytrivianna, Sep 23 12
funnytrivianna gold member
1924 plays
  Stretch Your Vocabulary - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, flem-ish, Jan 24 15
5028 plays
  CDO - 10 questions - 6 mins
Can you find ten words that contain "C," "D," and "O" in that order? Lots of clues to help you.
Average, 10 Qns, coachpauly, May 16 12
475 plays
  As Shakespeare Might Have Said... popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Cymruambyth, Oct 25 05
Cymruambyth gold member
2010 plays
  What or Where: Now That's a Good Question - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, smeone, Jun 24 16
Jun 24 16
357 plays
  What in the World? - 20 questions - 4 mins
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, ravenskye, Feb 06 17
Feb 06 17
2409 plays
  More Bottle for your Wine - 10 questions - 4 mins
You don't have to know the name of the bottle to enjoy the wine, but hey, why not?
Average, 10 Qns, sterretjie101, Mar 29 17
Mar 29 17
1155 plays
  Spy on Larry U. Vocab - 10 questions - 4 mins
Come spy on Mr. Vocab and his life. While spying, answer questions about his day to day activities.
Easier, 10 Qns, pennie1478, Feb 04 14
728 plays
  Measure For Measure - 10 questions - 3 mins
What are the devices used for measuring things? See if you can figure out what measures to take. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, alexis722, Jun 19 22
Jun 19 22
718 plays
  Meta-Linguistics: Words About Words - 15 questions - 8 mins
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, xaosdog, Aug 08 04
2745 plays
  Words I like - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, califpete, Mar 24 18
Mar 24 18
1636 plays
  Mind-addling Animal Adjectives - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Apteryx65, Nov 01 14
549 plays
  Beginnings--Greek Prefixes: Part I - 10 questions - 3 mins
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, 57wordsmith, Nov 13 22
Nov 13 22
900 plays
  "I Spy Jargon" - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Irishrosy, Jan 20 14
503 plays
  Crossword Puzzle Words - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, jmoskow, Mar 19 20
jmoskow gold member
Mar 19 20
1993 plays
  Words.......Words........Words - 25 questions - 5 mins
This a vocabulary quiz for connoisseurs. Be forewarned it's a difficult quiz. Have fun playing whatever.
Tough, 25 Qns, Fiachra, Mar 22 20
Mar 22 20
1655 plays
  Fun With Words - 5 questions - 3 mins
This is just a brief words oriented quiz from a quizmaster learning the craft.
Average, 5 Qns, abhishek_eee, Jan 11 18
Jan 11 18
2013 plays
  Rhyming Vocabulary - 10 questions - 4 mins
I made up some little rhymes which attempt to define a word. Use my clues to guess which word I'm talking about!
Average, 10 Qns, Lucay, Feb 13 22
Feb 13 22
1666 plays
  Crossword Puzzle Words II - 10 questions - 5 mins
Here's some more Fun Trivia on the unique language of crossword puzzles. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, jmoskow, May 13 21
jmoskow gold member
May 13 21
1548 plays
  Busy Words - 15 questions - 6 mins
Almost an alphabetical assortment, though not in any order, of words with several meanings. Thank you to 'Encarta' and 'Chambers', my sources. Have fun and enjoy.
Average, 15 Qns, Fiachra, Feb 15 20
Feb 15 20
1393 plays
  But It Also Means... - 15 questions - 7 mins
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, baloo55th, Aug 12 18
baloo55th gold member
Aug 12 18
1250 plays
  Colour Terms In Browsers - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, flem-ish, Jun 09 20
Jun 09 20
1518 plays
  Idiomatic Language: Flowers, Fruits, Etc. - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, flem-ish, Oct 15 22
Oct 15 22
2040 plays
  Forms of Rulership - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, nerthus, Sep 19 20
Sep 19 20
2007 plays
  Watch Your Words Mate - 15 questions - 5 mins
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, rangss, Jan 22 21
Jan 22 21
1822 plays
  Love a Good Ending?-- Greek Suffixes - 10 questions - 5 mins
We have looked at Greek roots and prefixes, so now it is on to suffixes.
Tough, 10 Qns, 57wordsmith, Nov 17 17
Nov 17 17
873 plays
  Definitely Daffy! - 10 questions - 6 mins
Daffy definitions - the English language is full of weird, wonderful words - here's a few! Can you work out what word/s 'match' the dual definitions or the clues given : do NOT punctuate your answers! Good luck! (Ref: Cambridge, Macquarie Dictionaries)
Average, 10 Qns, Engadine, Jul 11 05
855 plays
  The Very Large and the Very Small. - 10 questions - 3 mins
A quiz on scientific units that are very large and very small. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, hockeyngolf8, Jul 25 10
1020 plays
  Word Power 2 - 10 questions - 6 mins
Take the Yogi Bear challenge and find out if you're 'smarter than the average bear'. Have fun.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Fiachra, Aug 24 05
1051 plays
  So You Think You Know Words? - 10 questions - 5 mins
All these words can be found in the dictionary; you just have to know where to look! Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, Bwebster, May 30 15
1521 plays
  Do You Know Your Diphthongs? - 15 questions - 9 mins
Diphthong - from the Latin 'diphthongus', literally 'two sounds'. I'll give you the meaning of a word - you need to work out what it is - in accepted British/Australian English - and watch your spelling! Good luck.
Difficult, 15 Qns, Engadine, Apr 21 10
882 plays
  Cool Words - 5 questions - 4 mins
5 fascinating words to exercise your logo-iq!
Tough, 5 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Feb 25 21
thejazzkickazz gold member
Feb 25 21
1758 plays
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