20 of the most beautiful English words. Only 1 in 41 people know absolutely all of them

20 of the most beautiful English words.

20 of the most beautiful English words. Their use is increasingly rare. We challenge you to prove that you know their meaning by answering with true or false. The average is… Very disappointing.

20 of the most beautiful English words. Only 1 in 41 people know absolutely all of them


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  • Question of

    A wayfarer is a person who travels on foot.

    • True
    • False
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    When something is ephemeral, it is transient and short-lived.

    • True
    • False
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    The meaning associated with bonhomie is affability, simplicity, kindness and honesty in character and behavior.

    • True
    • False
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    An epiphany is an experience of a sudden and striking realization.

    • True
    • False
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    If we say something is mellifluous, we mean it’s not necessary and superfluous.

    • True
    • False
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    If something is enduring, it is understood that it will last forever.

    • True
    • False
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    The meaning associated with the word mondo is the ensemble of everything that exists.

    • True
    • False
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    Vellichor is the strange wistfulness of a used bookshop.

    • True
    • False
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    When something is ethereal, it’s vague, subtle.

    • True
    • False
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    When something is iridescent, it means it is dark and gloomy.

    • True
    • False
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    If we say that something is unfading, we mean that it cannot be finished, it does not show its end or it is prolonged excessively.

    • True
    • False
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    A serendipity is a valuable finding that occurs accidentally or by chance.

    • True
    • False
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    The meaning associated with ataraxia is imperturbability, serenity.

    • True
    • False
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    When something is incandescent, it means it’s glowing or white with heat.

    • True
    • False
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    Resilience is the ability of a living alone.

    • True
    • False
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    If we say something is ineffable, we mean it’s too grand or great to be expressed in words.

    • True
    • False
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    Petrichor is the word used to describe the smell of petrol.

    • True
    • False
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    When something is nefarious, it means it’s joyful and pleasant.

    • True
    • False
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    A defenestration is the act of throwing something out of a window.

    • True
    • False
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    When something is inexorable, it is necessary or obligatory.

    • True
    • False

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