Logophile: Word Games

Put your vocabulary to the test with this short word quiz.

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  1. Before painting, Monet mixed five shades of blue on his artist’s ______
    1. palate.
    2. palette.
    3. pallet.
  2. You should expect a compendious manual to be
    1. incomplete and basic.
    2. large and all-encompassing.
    3. succinct but comprehensive.
  3. This might not be one of the things you’re good at, but can you come up with a common 9-letter word that contains only one, non-repeating vowel?


1. b. palette

2. c. succinct but comprehensive

3. strengths

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