The Logophile: Can You Name Four Words Ending in -dous?

Test your word wisdom with our managing editor's short quiz.


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    1. Dr. Atom’s presentation was so ______ that I felt like I could build a nuclear reactor in my garage.
      a. perspicacious
      b. perspicuous
    2. Thankfully, my wife talked me out of it and saved me from ______.
      a. embarrassment
      b. embarassment
    3. There are four common English words that end in -dous. Can you name them?







      1. b. perspicuous
      2. a. embarrassment
      3. hazardous, horrendous, stupendous, tremendous

Andy Hollandbeck is the Post’s copy editor and managing editor.

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