Can You Define And Spell These Words That Make You Sound Smart?

Language can be deceiving in that people can use words they don’t even fully understand to create an image of themselves that may not be quite… accurate. Have you ever used words that you don’t ‘really’ understand in order to make people think you’re smarter than maybe you really are? We know we have!

Let’s see if you can fool the general public with your vast vocabulary and spelling knowledge by acing this test. Of course, you won’t have to fool anyone because you already know all these words and spellings, but this is for the ‘others’ 😉 Have fun!

This word means: "the point above the observer directly opposite the nadir"
zennith
zenyth
zenith
This word means: "a fervent and even militant proponent of something"
zealot
zellott
zellot
This word means: "desire strongly or persistently"
yearn
yernn
yurn
This word means: "a fear of foreigners or strangers"
xzenophobia
zenophobia
xenophobia
This word means: "turned or twisted toward one side"
wonky
wanky
wonkee
This word means: "a lewd or lascivious person"
wanten
wanton
wonton
This word means: "of a vivid red to reddish-orange color"
vermillion
vermilian
vurmillion
This word means: "surpassing the ordinary or normal"
uncanny
uncany
uncannie
This word means: "stubbornly unyielding"
tenacious
tennacious
tenatious
This word means: "not agitated"
sireen
sereen
serene
This word means: "relating to using language effectively"
rethorical
rhetorical
rhitorical
This word means: "noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline"
rambunctsius
rambunnctious
rambunctious
This word means: "not sensible about practical matters"
quixotic
quickxotic
qwixotic
This word means: "suppress or crush completely"
kwell
quell
qwell
This word means: "a sudden outburst of anger"
pique
peaque
peeque
This word means: "a standard or typical example"
paradime
paradigm
parradigm
This word means: "conjoined contradictory terms"
oxymoron
oximoron
oxymoreon
This word means: "unhappy about being away and longing for familiar things"
nostalgic
nostolgic
nosstalgic
This word means: "someone who dislikes people in general"
misantrope
misanthrope
missanthrope
This word means: "a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed"
meloncholy
melancholy
melanchaly
This word means: "deficient in alertness or activity"
lethargic
letharrgic
lithargic
This word means: "the effects of a person's actions that determine his destiny"
karma
karmha
carma
This word means: "incongruity between what might be expected and what occurs"
ironee
ironny
irony
This word means: "a state that resembles sleep induced by suggestion"
hypnosis
hipnosys
hypnosys
This word means: "extravagant exaggeration"
hyperbolle
hyperbole
hyperbule
This word means: "wander aimlessly in search of pleasure"
gallivant
galivant
galevant
This word means: "understandable only by an enlightened inner circle"
essoteric
isoteric
esoteric

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