Word Test 162

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 04/01/2005

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

a businessperson who engages in retail trade

He believes that his clothing _______ is the most reliable on Main Street.

any office or position that involves minimal duties, little or no responsibility, labor, or active service

Because he already has a full-time job, he is searching for a _______ for a little extra money.

a sum of money allotted on a regular basis

He earns a modest _______ for such an easy job.

to avoid one's assigned work or duties

Managers usually don't promote people who _______ their responsibilities.


She performs her tasks with consistent _______.

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."