Test your vocab: Hard Words
Puzzled by the hardest words in the test? Here are the rarest words we included, in order of increasing difficulty. They each occur in English less than 3 times per hundred million words, but they do occur. Click on any word to open its definition in a new tab/window.
captious - bibulous - malapropism - tricorn - tenebrous - braggadocio - bruit - embonpoint - pabulum - parlay - pother - valetudinarian - cenacle - hypermnesia - legerdemain - vibrissae - cantle - estivation - myrmidon - regnant - terpsichorean - clerisy - deracinate - fuliginous - oneiromancy - tatterdemalion - williwaw - caitiff - funambulist - hypnopompic - opsimath - pule - sparge - uxoricide
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