Word Test 473

Improve Your Vocabulary

There is nothing more important in life than being able to master the power of communication. A good vocabulary is a like driving a car with rocket fuel instead of leaded gasoline. Words can power your career into high gear and increase your understanding of others.

From 2002-2014 we posted our Word of the Day and subsequently our Weekend Word Tests for 650 Consecutive Weeks or 12 ½ years, to help our viewers improve and expand their vocabulary. If you are serious about improving your vocabulary, our Word Test Library will challenge you to learn words you may never have known existed.

For the Week ending 03/18/11

Directions: Choose the word that matches with the definition and appropriately fits into the blank space in the sentence.

Good-natured; good-hearted; friendly; genial; possessing an affable and approachable disposition

I'd made a lot of friends during my stay in New York, the city being crammed with _______ lads who one and all extended a welcoming hand to the stranger in their midst.


Fiction . . . now makes language the center of its reflexive concern, and explodes in _______, parodic, ironic forms.

frolicsome; roguish

The only thing I feel sure about is that she's _______, and altogether delightful.

of, relating to, or befitting an imp; mischievous

His _______ sense of humor was allied to an inability to avert his eyes whenever the emperor appeared without clothes.

given to joking; merry; waggish, merry

He considered it a laughable affair, and was continually bobbing his head through the door to make _______ remarks.

We would like to thank Dr. Andrew Jamieson, MD, of Vancouver, Washington for his articulate contribution of words he supplied for the many years he served as our "eHappyLife Word Specialist."