How Many Words Do You Know?

I guess all the vocabulary review from studying for the GRE a few years ago was good for something.

Word Dynamo estimates my vocabulary at 45,599 words (that must include driving words).

Too bad I still fail so often at communicating well with the Mrs.

The test is a quick 10 questions, and you can go here to take it:

Word Dynamo: How Many Words Do You Know?

Let me know how you did, and definitely make me feel bad about my score so I'll read more...

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Have a good weekend everyone.

32 comments:

chuckmullis said...

wow, I think I got 9 out of 10 and that left me with 43,848. I can't say that I've ever heard of the word howdie ( a mid-wife) except for when I greet some one(howdy). Thanks for the link, it was fun! Glad to have you back online!

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Oh dear, 8/10 for 40,262

Pat Hatt said...

Yippee! 10/10 50,002!

Even though I completely guessed at the last two, but shh.

A Doc 2 Be said...

You're BACK!!!!!!!!!! Whoo hoo! Happy Friday to you :) Yeay!

Matthew MacNish said...

Strange. I missed otiose, which I had never heard of, and embryonic, which I could have sworn I knew what it meant.

Total estimate: 42,012.

Good times!

Clarissa Draper said...

Sounds cool. I'll check it out. I'm probably bad. See how I write!

JennyMac said...

Did you know how much I was going to LOVE this? 45,544 as I missed one. BOO.

Bob G. said...

Slamdunk:
I couldn't begin to add up ALL the words, and many aren't even in dictionaries any longer.

Have to check that Word Dynamo gig.

funny thing, I got my wife (a teacher) a book about "100 words you should KNOW before leaving high school", and she quizzed me...got almost ALL of them correct, too, and I never read the damn book.
(H/S for me was over FORTY years ago...guess we learned more back then, eh?)
((BTW, I stopped the college + definitions after I hit 50K))

Good post and link.

Stay safe out there this weekend.

Bonnie said...

ohmygosh. Don't even get me started on the GRE. I took two of them - the general and the English specific. I scored awesome on the language section. The math -- well, let's not talk about that.

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Rachna Chhabria said...
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Rachna Chhabria said...

I got 9 out of 10. That's 45,556 words. Quite good I guess.

Shauna Nosler said...

Oh I LOVE stuff like this!! I will do it this weekend and leet you know :)

Carol Kilgore said...

I'm going to play later. Got a late start visiting everyone today.

Happy Weekend!

Ciara said...

LOL, I SO had to try it. I got 9 out of 10 and scored 45,559, I think. I forgot my score by the time I got here. That was fun. I thought I'd do much worse. LOL

Reggie said...

I really enjoyed that! I got 10 out of 10 the first time (although I had to guess at the last two answers), and 9 out of 10 the second time. It was fun! Thank you!

Sarah Ahiers said...

10/10, 50,002 for me. Though there were two that i didn't actually "know" but knew enough about their bases that i was able to make an educated guess.

ladyfi said...

Fascinating. I'll have to try this out.

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Hilary said...

I wonder how it determines the different scores for those who got 9/10. I got that, and the score was 44,485

Miranda Hardy said...

Interesting how we each got different numbers. lol

50,010

Fun little game, though.

Momma Fargo said...

I didn't google or cheat. I am dumbing down to 45.058.

lisa said...

Well, when all the driving words...and words I say when I must fix the website at work, it's narrowed down to 42,090. Missed two at the 12+ level.

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

I got 42,000 lol

My friend just sent me this video ;)
http://youtu.be/OxoUUbMii7Q

Secret Agent Woman said...

50,034. I did guess one of them.

Brian Miller said...

45522

eh, not too bad...i think...

ha that was fun...

terri said...

45,542 - and I gave a best guess on a couple of them!

Lydia Kang said...

I got the same score as you. Sweet!

Beth Zimmerman said...

I'm way behind you 42,090. Kind of surprises me because I'm very verbal!

Tonks said...

I received 51,542 (College and Beyond level). You can also take additional quizzes - there are all sorts on the site.

Pia said...

i love games like this.

Mommy Lisa said...

42,044 huh, I got 8/10 and got a different score than others??? Weird.

Slamdunk said...

Thanks everyone for taking it.

Several people asked as to the different scores--Their system selects words at random from different levels of difficulty. The words that each person are asked to define may be a little harder or easier than the next test taker and that accounts for the scoring differences.