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    (Original post by iEthan)
    A god amongst us mere mortals. :adore:
    You may rise. Your obeisance is pleasing to us.
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    You may rise. Your obeisance is pleasing to us.
    I wouldn't wish to be perceived as impudent, Your Excellency.
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    (Original post by iEthan)
    I wouldn't wish to be perceived as impudent, Your Excellency.
    Then you may remain prostrate, if you prefer.
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    (Original post by Sempiternitas)
    Did anyone find the quiz a bit strange at times? I was stumped for much longer than I should have by the first question because I kept looking for something like "compassion" as a synonym for "love", haha.*
    Yep. Agreed. It should really be "a synonym", not "the synonym". And some of was rather aimed at the former colony.

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    I also get the 29800 top 0.16% crap.
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    Not too bad, if I may say so. At seemed rather Americanised. I dare say, I'd do a little better if it were based on British English.

    Some of the questions seemed a little vague. The antonym of catalyse could damp in the sense of damping a sound, but it could also be stop, couldn't it?
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    (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
    I got 22950... some of the words I'd never come across before... :ashamed:
    Have a pity rep
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    Hmm... apparently there's a reason I always did so well in English class.
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    Not too shabby.

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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    Well, I am old and my memory isn't what it once was...
    I have the same problem. In fact, although the test doesn't reveal it, I am getting noticeably (to me) worse at remembering synonyms. Senility must be cutting in.
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    I have the same problem. In fact, although the test doesn't reveal it, I am getting noticeably (to me) worse at remembering synonyms. Senility must be cutting in.
    For me, it's nouns, pronouns, verbs, the whole shebang.
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    (Original post by jeremy1988)
    Hmm... apparently there's a reason I always did so well in English class.
    You're American, also, and this test has a transatlantic style which will suit you more than it does us. I can't quite put my finger on what it is, but it's not a very UK English style of test.
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    (Original post by eternaforest)
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    Eh i only need around 200 words to get around
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    i actually think its less cos i guessed most of the answers...
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    6160 wth I seriously need to improve my vocab. It's so bad 😑😑😑😑
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    This result surprised me. I guess I picked up more from the endless reading I did when younger than I realised. Like others, I hadn't come across some of the words before, but could make reasoned guesses as to what they might mean.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    I have the same problem. In fact, although the test doesn't reveal it, I am getting noticeably (to me) worse at remembering synonyms. Senility must be cutting in.
    Interesting, I found the antonyms harder.
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    For me, it's nouns, pronouns, verbs, the whole shebang.
    Is that the antonym for hebang? (A Glaswegian rocker)
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    not bad when english is second language
 
 
 
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