Our entire childhoods are spent acquiring new information – and vocabulary words are no exception. Did you know the average 4-year old knows 5,000 words? And that doubles to 10,000 by around age 8! Most of us will continue to learn one new word each day until we reach middle age. That’s a lot to store in the ol’ memory bank!
So, does your vocabulary underscore these remarkable figures? Are you the type to attack a vocabulary challenge with zeal? Let’s hope you weren’t a truant in high school since that’s the time you’d be exposed to a myriad of SAT vocab words. If you’re out of school, but still an avid reader, you’re in luck as you likely have a litany of words at your disposal.
The great thing about gaining a potent vocabulary is that anybody can do it! If you want to be a great athlete, you probably need some natural talent. But to be a great wordsmith, you just need to pay attention to the new things you read and hear – even if some of them seem completely ludicrous.
It’s time to find out how well you’ve really been paying attention to the words around you. Take the quiz now and prove you’re a vocabulary-test vanquisher!