Quiz: How many of these colorful terms do you know?

Flex your wordsmith muscles by matching commonly known hues with more descriptive words.

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Writers can find inspiration for their prose everywhere.

Lately I’ve been paying close attention to adjectives—particularly words used to describe color. These words are all over the place: clothing catalogs, travel ads and drink menus, to name a few. Though not used heavily in corporate communications, they can come in handy when you want to paint a clear picture in the mind of your reader.

The trick to success is to familiarize yourself with a few of these colorful terms.

How many of these colors can you match with the commonly used hues below? (Answers can be used more than once):









1. Amaranth

2. Amethyst

3. Azure

4. Burgundy

5. Cerise

6. Cerulean

7. Cobalt

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