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