Word Test 344

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 09/26/08

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

an improper or indecorous act or remark ; esp: an unacceptable use of a word or of language

As well as avoiding actual _______, you should avoid any appearance of it.

to have self-confidence destroyed; disconcerted, embarrassed

He was _______ to be in the presence of the Queen.

A minor error, such as a slip of the tongue, thought to reveal a repressed motive; Freudian slip

If one said, "I'd like to spank you for coming," (instead of "thank"), it could be _______.

to misinterpret or misunderstand

The claimant contends that the judge _______ the relevant provisions.

use of the wrong word within a context; use of a forced or paradoxical figure of speech (as blind mouths)

An example of _______ from Hamlet: ‘To take arms against a sea of troubles'

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."