Word Test 347

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 10/17/08
prepared by
Vancouver, WA

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

""deprived of sound judgment; inspired with a foolish or extravagant love or admiration ""

The prepubescent boy was _______ with the girls gym teacher.

moved by intense sexual attraction; taking great pleasure in something; smitten

Even on the first date, Bill was _______ of the showgirl.

in a state of ardent desire, esp: sexual desire

As he watched her descend the stairs, the _______ gleam in his eyes was unmistakable.

"exhibiting or marked by great intensity of feeling; passionate, fervid."

He tried to win new supporters with a _______ speech

teased or tormented by a presentation of something desirable but continually out of reach

They could not bear to be _______ nor tortured by the splendid delusion.

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."