• Hello, everyone! Welcome to my Etymological Proficiency Test. Are you familiar with Latin roots? Or do you rely on your German to figure out English words? Could you guess the meaning of any word based on its prefixes, suffixes, and roots? See how knowledgeable you are of English etymology. Please note that this test only works if you don't know what a word means, because for instance, if you know what "laissez-faire" means, but don't know what the French words "laissez" and "faire" mean, then your understanding of that word is not based on your etymological proficiency. I hope you enjoy the test.