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Only a true genius can match these words to their subject fields


We all think we’re smarter than we are. Yes, even you.

Show me someone who has never used a big word without really knowing what it means, and I’ll show you a liar.

However, while you can’t always guess the meaning of a word automatically, you can probably get a vague idea of what it might mean just from its spelling.

The following 15 words come from a variety of different fields, but can you work out which belongs to which?

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