Not Even English Majors Can Get A Perfect Score On This Word Test. Can You?

You might frequently take some of our word quizzes to brush up on your English knowledge or simply to challenge yourself. And sometimes you may end up learning a new and unfamiliar word – one which you rarely come across in everyday conversation or writing, but which is fun, interesting, and unusual.

The shutter sound on a digital camera or mobile phone is not functionally necessary, as there is no physical shutter like older camera used to have. “Skeuomorph” is the word used to describe such a design feature that was adapted from another object. Other skeuomorphs include the trash can desktop icon that is used to represent the Trash folder on Apple computers. If you wanted a nicer word for someone who is afraid of everything, you could use “nebbish” to describe their timid personality. Another interesting word is “oenophile”, used to describe a wine lover. Now you can enjoy your wine without being called an alcoholic!

A few obscure words may make their appearance in this word quiz. Do you think you can get a perfect score? Be warned, not even English majors can get through this quiz with a 100% score! Let’s see how well you can do.