Their result for The Etymological Proficiency Test ...

Nicely done!

You scored 70 proficiency!

You have a good grasp of English etymology. You can probably name two roots with the same meaning. ("Vir-" and "Anthro-" both relate "man," right?) You were probably lost on the questions concerning words of Arabic origin. Etymology probably comes somewhat naturally to you, so you can extend your knowledge by simply reading and making connections between words.

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  • proficiency Distribution

    They scored 70% on proficiency, higher than 75% of your peers.

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Average

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Nicely done!

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The Etymologist!

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