Word Test 346

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 10/10/08

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

one who acts as a decoy (as for a pitchman or gambler); one who makes a sales pitch or serves as a promoter

Some internet blogs render supposedly impartial opinions, to _______ for special interest groups.

to deceive or induce to do something by artful coaxing or shrewd trickery

Do not lie to _______ anyone from their savings.

to win over by wiles : entice; to acquire by ingenuity or flattery : wangle

She used her charms to _______ herself into his good graces.

to fake (an opponent) out of position

The hockey player feinted left, then zagged right to _______ his opponent and slam the puck into the goal.

to give a false impression; to assert as if true : pretend

Though he desperately wanted the answer, he ignored her to _______ indifference.

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."