Word Test 353

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 11/28/08

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

to censure scathingly; lambaste, denounce

Conservative clerics _______ provocative advertising as pornography.

to subject to severe punishment or criticism; chasten, berate

The newly elected may _______ the old guard for their actions in Iraq.

to describe or identify in opprobrious or infamous terms

Late night TV hosts frequently _______ the French as cowardly.

to depreciate by indirect means (as invidious comparison); belittle, minimize

You might _______ a software program that didn't perform up to expectations.

remarks of a kind to cause harm or resentment; libelous, defamatory

To link activism with terrorism is an _______ comparison.

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."