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.
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