Word Test 309

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 01/25/08

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

a terse formulation of a truth or sentiment : adage, maxim, proverb

Seneca gave us the _______: "Life is short, art is long, opportunity fleeting, experiment, treacherous judgement difficult."

secret, as in the arcane rites of a mystery cult; mysterious, obscure

Religious verses from Celtic mythology are _______ and difficult to decipher.

the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for

While trying to develop a new gas for refrigeration, Plunkett discovered Teflon by _______.

a privilege or gain incidental to regular salary or wages; especially, usually shortened to "perk."

Joe accepted the job since access to the executive dining room was a _______ with the position.

of keen and farsighted judgment : discerning. Shrewd, insightful, asstute.

Solomon was a _______ ruler.

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."