How well versed are you in words about words?
1. oxymoron n. – A: newly coined term. B: slang term for Oxford students. C: combination of contradictory words.
2. eponym n. – A: person for whom something is named. B: pair of rhyming words. C: obsolete term.
3. anagram n. – A: nickname. B: word made by reordering letters in another. C: phrase etched on an object.
4. cruciverbalist n. – A: literary critic. B: author of novels. C: crossword puzzle enthusiast.
5. malapropism n. – A: misuse of a word similar to the one intended. B: plagiarism. C: bad news put bluntly.
6. tautophonic adj. – A: of phonetic language instruction. B: composed of repetitive sounds. C: containing silent consonants.
7. euphemism n. – A: polite term for an awkward subject. B: adopted foreign term. C: word with a feminine connotation.
8. expletive n. – A: cut out during a revision. B: instructional text. C: exclaimed swear word.
9. epithet n. – A: word that uses all the vowels. B: adjective of degree. C: descriptive phrase used with or instead of a name.
10. acronym n. – A: derogatory term. B: abbreviation formed from the initial letters of words. C: pen name.
11. alliteration n. – A: use of poetic language in prose. B: starting two or more words with the same consonant. C: detailed explanation.
12. etymology n. – A: deciphering of hieroglyphs. B: origin and history of a word. C: study of accents.
13. logogram n. – A: trademarked slogan. B: single-word term. C: symbol that represents a word or a phrase.
14. lexicographer n. – A: creator of cartoon captions. B: textbook writer. C: dictionary editor.