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    The most eville vocabulary test ever

    I make my living writing, I'm a bookworm and I scored well on my SAT verbal section back in the dark ages. And I found this test, once you get past the first page, really really difficult.

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    "Your total vocabulary size is estimated to be: 28,700 words."

    "Most Native English adult speakers who have taken the test fall in the range 20,000–35,000 words. [...] And for foreign learners of English, we've found that the most common vocabulary size is from 2,500–9,000 words."

    Yeah, I'm good. I need to look some words up though; there were several that I know I've encountered quite a lot, but I don't actually know what they mean.

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    What's your score? Mine is 17,900.

    I had the said same issue as Sofia. I recognized words, but without a context, I wasn't completely confident that I knew the meaning. I didn't check those words.

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    Your total vocabulary size is estimated to be: 44,000 words

    I get vocabulary delivered to my inbox each day, and actually learn it, and then find it in Italian and Chinese

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    That was quite the funambulist who entertained us on that slack line at the Superbowl last year, wasn't it?

    Quite possibly the first (and only) time I am likely to use that word.

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    Mine is only 20,700 words.
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    I did it and only checked the words I could define and got 33,000 words. Then I redid it and also checked the words I was certain were words, but would have to see them in a sentence, and got 37,700. I think I could pick a few more like vibrassae and estivation, but I'd be down to hunches at that point.

    I think readers of Georgette Heyer have a bit of an advantage.
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    I used to teach an elective vocabulary course that included Greek and Latin roots and such.

    Kids would improve their verbal SAT scores by a mile after one quarter of that class. I improved my vocab along the way, too.

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    35,300. My first language is Spanish, but I studied in the US and lived there for a long time. I also took French and Italian and I'm sure that helps. My verbal scores in the SAT and GREs were always better than my native English speaking friends...

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    30,000. I read a lot, but more for pleasure and distraction from a boring job.

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    Darn it, PRlady -- I didn't have time for this tonight, but I can't pass up a vocabulary quiz! The curse of the English major. I got 34,700.
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    34,000 Thanks for the quiz, I'll send it on.

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    Afterward I looked up some of the words I didn't check and realized that I did know two or three of them -- but I hadn't been sure enough to commit.

    And I did check "uxoricide" even though I'm not certain I'd ever seen that exact word before, because I know what uxori- means and I know what -cide means, so I was certain about the meaning of the word. I looked it up and I was right. But according to their explanation of how they chose the words, they didn't want words that you could figure out without having seen them before. I guess that applies only to words from Anglo-Saxon roots and not Latin roots?

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    I only checked the ones that I could use in a sentence. I was tempted to check the ones that I was pretty sure I knew what it was but didn't. My score was 36,300....I'm pretty sure I've lost some gray matter. Old-timers disease, ya' know.

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