Nabokov's Favorite Words
How well can you keep up with Vladimir Nabokov’s extraordinary vocabulary?
Vladimir Nabokov is renowned as one of the most masterful prose stylists of the twentieth century. He is also known for being quite fond of using exceedingly obscure words. The second edition of Merriam-Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1934), which contains many such words, is reported to have been his favorite lexicographic work. All of the words in the quiz below may be found in the most recent version of Merriam-Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.START THE QUIZ