Word Test 339

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 08/22/08

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

a word that has them same sense or meaning as another word

Joyous is a _______ for happy.

the name of one thing used to represent another of which it is an attribute or with which it is associated

Referring to the "Crown" to mean the kingdom and all it encompasses, is to use a _______.

substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant

We often say "passed on" as a _______ for "died."

the substitution of a disagreeable, offensive, or disparaging expression for an agreeable or inoffensive one

"Idiot box" is a frequent _______ for "television."

one for whom or which something is or is believed to be named

"Diesel engine" is the _______ for the internal combustion engine invented by Rudolph Diesel.

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."