Word Test 307

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 01/11/08

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

to force into submission by violent measures : coerce

Water boarding has been used to _______ imprisoned terrorists.

determining guilt or innocence by submitting the accused to dangerous or painful tests believed to be under supernatural control

Witches used to have to prove their innocence in a trial by _______.

to condemn, prohibit or forbid as harmful or unlawful

The school tried to _______ cell phones in class.

1 : to inflict punishment on (as by whipping) or 2 : to censure severely or castigate

If a student used his cell phone, the teacher would verbally _______ him in class.

something given or exacted in recompense; especially punishment

_______ often means that we eventually do to ourselves what we have done unto others.

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."