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  1. Amber;) -  September 30, 2014 - 12:45 pm

    Knowing Latin and Ancient Greek really helps with these; for example, ‘pulchritudinous’, meaning ‘physically beautiful, comely’ can easily be linked to the Latin adjective ‘pulchra’, meaning beautiful.

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  2. Izzy -  September 29, 2014 - 12:41 pm

    YEA!!!!

    I Just got 7/7 :)

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  3. kay -  September 9, 2014 - 8:16 am

    YES! I did it again and I got 6 out of 7!

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    • Emily Rivera -  September 18, 2014 - 12:27 pm

      Me too

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  4. kay -  September 9, 2014 - 8:14 am

    I got 3 out of 7, so, I guess its not so bad. it could have been worse like getting none.
    It was something new for me. it was fun.

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  5. Will -  September 7, 2014 - 8:40 pm

    I got 3/7, but I’m only 11 so I supose I did well. What do you think?

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    • Niya -  September 8, 2014 - 10:38 am

      I think as a 11 year old you did quite good for you to take the quiz. You probably did better than me.

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    • kay -  September 9, 2014 - 8:09 am

      yea, I got 3 out of 7 too. but some of the words I didn’t know and haven’t ever heard of.

      Goo work Will

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    • lilly -  September 9, 2014 - 8:43 am

      good job!!! (WILL)
      try to look the words up and then study them.

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  6. Emmons G. Paine -  September 6, 2014 - 4:21 pm

    what ndid I miss in this ? Emmons

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  7. pat homans -  September 5, 2014 - 5:57 am

    This is the first time that I took the quiz and I got 6 right, not bad for a german.

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    • Christine Liu -  September 5, 2014 - 9:18 pm

      I took it 2x and I got both low scores

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  8. Brianna -  September 4, 2014 - 3:39 pm

    Well, I failed that… 3/7 right= I only KNEW 1 and 4, the other was a guess (6)

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    • Christine Liu -  September 5, 2014 - 9:23 pm

      I know right

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  9. lilly -  September 4, 2014 - 9:40 am

    sorry I messed up my little sister did that when I wasn’t looking!!!

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  10. lilly -  September 4, 2014 - 9:39 am

    hihffg

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  11. Jon Lippincott -  September 4, 2014 - 3:20 am

    Look at the ‘root’ word. Goes back to elementary english

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    • Jon Lippincott -  September 4, 2014 - 3:30 am

      Although this doesn’t always apply. But, if you are event a bit familiar with any non-English languages, it still helps, i.e. ‘Ursprach’ from last quiz, I remember from one semester of high school German the word ‘spreche’ means to speak. “Sprechen sie Deutch?” translates to ,”do you speak German?’ Had to do with language somehow.

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  12. Kristina Gajita -  September 3, 2014 - 6:24 pm

    first time I got a 7/7 :)
    most of the words are hard for me
    this really helps a lot ^^

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    • Christine Liu -  September 5, 2014 - 9:19 pm

      Congrats

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  13. lilly -  September 3, 2014 - 1:41 pm

    don’t give up
    you can do it!!

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    • Jay -  September 3, 2014 - 9:13 pm

      Hey there ! I got 7 out of 7, very interesting subject it is.

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  14. lilly -  September 3, 2014 - 10:26 am

    I got 100%
    what did you all get?
    they need to make harder words don’t you think?
    by the way great words dictionary!!!
    thank you!!

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    • Geoff -  September 4, 2014 - 11:30 am

      Wow!
      You must be very clever!!!

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  15. Kiki -  September 3, 2014 - 5:00 am

    Hi Gary!

    Try the old elementary school trick, i.e., use the new word in a few made-up sentences, especially ones which make the meaning clear or at least hint at it, and WRITE them down. Writing longhand is much better than typing in terms of fixing things in your memory (this has been studied, not just my opinion). It’s a (small) effort, but it only takes ten minutes or so and it really works! Good luck.

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  16. Gary Barrett -  September 2, 2014 - 1:00 pm

    Any memory tricks to retain these words, by the time the quiz rolls around I forget a lot.

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    • Marina -  September 2, 2014 - 6:21 pm

      Gary, application is key. Try to form your own sentences with the words and think of situations (general or specific) where those words might be used.

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    • lilly -  September 3, 2014 - 12:05 pm

      well then study even harder!!!
      you can do it.
      don’t let anybody tell you that you aren’t good enough. I had to learn the hard way. that wasn’t fun at all!!!

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    • Jathan -  September 4, 2014 - 5:30 am

      Hey Gary!

      I always thought relating the components of the word itself with its meaning really helps. Take for instance the word “beckmesser:” its meaning is a very scrupulous critic or teacher (normally of music). I then relate the meaning to the word: I see “beck” in the word, so I then relate that with Glenn Beck who IS a very scrupulous critic, who, when he critiques something, always causes a “messer” (or mess :). Hope this helps!

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