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Test your vocabulary with PurpleCV’s new online quiz


Wordsmith wannabes, listen up! 2019’s newest additions to the Oxford English Dictionary have been announced and we’ve got a test for you…


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Wordsmith wannabes, listen up! 2019’s newest additions to the Oxford English Dictionary have been announced.

Every few months, words old and new are carefully selected to bolster the roster – with maltipoos, e-bike and bosie among 650 that made the cut in March 2019.

Think you know your jibbons from your bampots? Test your knowledge with our quiz above!

How did you get on? A recent survey we conducted of 3,000 Brits found that more than three quarters of managers were more likely to hire a candidate with a wide vocabulary – so maybe it’s time to swot up! For more advice on how to nail that interview check out our professional CV writing service.

Answers: 1 – C, 2 – B,  3 – A, 4 – C, 5 – A, 6 – B, 7 – B, 8 – B, 9 – B, 10 – B

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