The Logophile: Autumn Word Quizzes

Take a break and push your vocab skills with these brain teasers.

A magnifying glass set in a pile of Latin letters

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  1. Greg is inclined to find fault for the most trivial reasons. He is rather
    1. capacious.
    2. capitulatory.
    3. captious.
  2. In fact, Greg once booed and lobbed a ____________ at a TEDx presenter.
    1. naval orange
    2. navel orange
  3. Can you rearrange the letter in each of these “definitions” to create the words they define?
    1. MOON STARER
    2. STAMP STORE
    3. DIRTY ROOM
    4. CASH LOST IN ‘EM

Answers

  1. c
  2. b
  3. After rearranging the letters, you should get:
    1. astronomer
    2. postmaster
    3. dormitory
    4. slot machines

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