Word Test 337

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 08/08/08

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

conforming to established doctrine, esp. in religion; conservative in religion or politics. (Getting your "beliefs straight.")

The rabbi held to the ancient traditions of _______ Judaism.

the correct use of words. (Getting your words straight.)

A stickler for _______, his English teacher insisted on using the appropriate word.

a dentist who specializes in straightening teeth to correct malocclusion (abnormal bite)

Joe's teeth were at such crazy angles, he saw an _______ for braces.

a physician who specializes in treating skeletal abnormalities and broken bones

When the elderly woman broke her hip, an _______ performed an artificial hip replacement.

a device such as a brace or splint for treating or supporting muscles, joints or skeletal parts.

William's club foot was helped by an _______ in his shoe.

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."