Word Test 342

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 09/12/08

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

using very few words; concise (from Laconia)

New Englanders are often _______, with a sparseness of words that seems almost rude.

dull or boorish (from Boeotia)

The _______ wallflower couldn't even carry on a decent conversation.

marked by self-discipline or self-denial; also brave (from Sparta)

Survivalists often lead a _______ life-style.

given to luxury and sensual pleasure (from Sybaris)

Roman orgies enjoyed every _______ delight imaginable.

lacking legal or moral restraint; licentious or profligate (from Corinth)

In the Gay Nineties, the social set was thought to have a carefree and _______ way of life.

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."