34 Tricky FCE Vocab - Wordsearch

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Did you know that there are over 600,000 words in English? That's a lot of words, and far more than any human being could ever manage to learn. Even Shakespeare only used around 55,000 different words in all of his works. Mind you, he did actually invent quite a few of them. To get a good mastery of English, you do need to expand your vocabulary as much as possible. The more words you know, the better your English will be. The Activities here will help you to quickly develop your vocabulary.


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The 34 words in this wordsearch puzzle are considered difficult for students at the First Certificate of English FCE level, which is considered an upper-intermediate level of proficiency. They are not intended to be exhaustive list but rather a sample of challenging words that a student at that level should be familiar with. See the word list with the more information button at the bottom of the wordsearch.

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Perplexing (adjective) - causing confusion or uncertainty; difficult to understand or explain

Inscrutable (adjective) - impossible to understand or interpret; mysterious

Prevaricate (verb) - to speak or act evasively or untruthfully

Obfuscate (verb) - to make something unclear or difficult to understand

Discombobulate (verb) - to confuse or disorient

Disparate (adjective) - fundamentally different or distinct; not comparable

Fervent (adjective) - having or showing strong feelings or enthusiasm

Perspicacious (adjective) - having keen insight or understanding; shrewd

Sartorial (adjective) - relating to tailoring or style of dress

Conundrum (noun) - a difficult problem or puzzle; a riddle

Ineffable (adjective) - too great or extreme to be described or expressed in words

Lachrymose (adjective) - tending to cause or characterized by tears or crying

Perspicacious (adjective) - having keen insight or understanding; shrewd

Obdurate (adjective) - stubbornly resistant to change or persuasion

Salubrious (adjective) - promoting health or well-being

Erudite (adjective) - having or showing extensive knowledge acquired through reading and study

Ephemeral (adjective) - lasting for a very short time

Serendipity (noun) - the occurrence of fortunate events by chance

Ennui (noun) - a feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction

Adjudicate (verb) - to make a formal judgment or decision about something

Enigma (noun) - something that is mysterious or difficult to understand

Incongruous (adjective) - not suitable or fitting in with the surroundings or context

Inscrutable (adjective) - impossible to understand or interpret; mysterious

Propinquity (noun) - proximity or nearness

Ephemeral (adjective) - lasting for a very short time

Jubilant (adjective) - feeling great happiness and triumph

Laconic (adjective) - using very few words

Mellifluous (adjective) - having a sweet, smooth sound

Perfidious (adjective) - disloyal or deceitful

Propinquity (noun) - proximity or nearness

Requite (verb) - to repay or return something

Sartorial (adjective) - relating to tailoring or style of dress

Temerity (noun) - foolish or reckless boldness

Vexation (noun) - annoyance or irritation

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