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Vocabulary Test

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Netherbard, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. Netherbard

    Netherbard New Member

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    Why don't we take some vocabulary tests and find ourselves at a loss for words?

    LEMMA Vocabulary Test (Demo version)

    http://www.wordsandtools.com/vocdemo/gzram3.html


    RESULT:
    Level: Advanced
    Time limit: None
    Score: 80 of 120
    Estimated vocabulary size: 12390

    :confused:
     
  2. Mattyj

    Mattyj New Member

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    That was kind of fun :)

    RESULT:
    Level: Advanced
    Time limit: None
    Score: 93 of 120
    Estimated vocabulary size: 14480
     
  3. tundra

    tundra New Member

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    RESULT:
    Score: 106 of 120
    Estimated vocabulary size: 16820

    Hmm.
     
  4. MonkeyCatcher

    MonkeyCatcher New Member

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    Score: 103 of 120
    Estimated vocabulary size: 16040
     
  5. -Carlos-

    -Carlos- New Member

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    If Netherbard does not mind, here is another vocabulary test from Reader's Digest called Word Power. You must register to play. It's under Games & Humor on the menu bar.
     
  6. tartan_skirt

    tartan_skirt New Member

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    RESULT:
    Score: 94 of 120
    Estimated vocabulary size: 14000

    Fun. :)
     
  7. Halo

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    Level: Advanced
    Time Limit: None
    Score: 116 of 120
    Estimated vocabulary size: 19160

    Must be all that "literature" I read! ;)
     
  8. Netherbard

    Netherbard New Member

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    I am at a loss for words. :eek:

    Thank you for that link, AquaBlue!
    Any vocabulary-related topic is welcome; other tests that are reliable, tips on how to build vocabulary, recommendations of reference books, etc. :)
     
  9. Vespertilio91

    Vespertilio91 New Member

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    Level: Advanced
    Time: None
    Score: 91 of 120
    Estimated Vocabulary Size: 13520

    That was hard. I'd never heard of some of those words in there. :) Halo, you must be a supergenius to get only 4 wrong!
     
  10. tundra

    tundra New Member

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    I knew them all well enough to realize that I used to know them all. I began forgetting vocab the day after I took the GRE.
     
  11. Halo

    Halo New Member

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    Vesper, suddenly I like you. :D

    Yes, apparently I have a vocabularly of 19,160 words. Unfortunately, 19,000 of them are swear words, but never mind... ;)
     
  12. tundra

    tundra New Member

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    I was once asked by a group of foreigners to tell them all the swear words I knew and to demonstrate correct usage by using them in context. A memorable day.
     
  13. Halo

    Halo New Member

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    Really? :D .....
     
  14. KristoCat

    KristoCat New Member

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    Score: 115 of 120
    Estimated vocabulary size: 14215

    Not bad, I guess. I second-guessed myself on two of them, and that was my downfall :p

    Edit: Oh, whoops, I took the intermediate test instead of advanced. Oh well.
     
  15. steffee

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    Wow, Halo, you really must be a supergenius to know 19,000 swear words! :eek: :D

    I got one less than Halo at advanced. Wasn't gonna say 'cause it seemed too flukey, but if it's good enough for the supergenius... ;)

    Jeez Tundra :eek:

    I thought some of those were quite wrong. Some were obvious synonyms, but since when is trigger a synonym of gun? Hmmm.
     
  16. cajunmama

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    Score: 106 of 120
    Estimated vocabulary size: 17180


    meh, not bad. I got seven wrong and didn't answer seven. If I had guessed on the ones I skipped, my score could have been a little higher.:rolleyes:
     
  17. lunablu63

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    scored 119 out of 120....suprised myself! Forwarded the link to a friend who only reads self-help books (wealth building, etc...) He says reading anything else is a waste of time---poor guy, I actually feel sorry for him...I told him he might end up rich, but he'd be dull and unimaginative. What a dork!!!
     
  18. tundra

    tundra New Member

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    Well, gun was "the word that best associates with the test word," as the directions say.
     
  19. Donna Rose

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    Currently Reading:
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    Intermediate
    Score: 115 of 120
    Estimated vocabulary size: 14355

    I didn't know that "no answer" wasn't counted...I left a few as no answer thinking it was possible that none of the words were a match...if I had known there was definitely an answer for each word, I would have guessed my best guess and scored higher. :p :)

    D
     
  20. Isabell

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    Level: Advanced
    Time limit: None
    RESULT:
    Score: 98 of 120
    Estimated vocabulary size: 15480

    I second guessed myself on a few and ended getting them wrong
     

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