Word Test 355

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 12/12/08

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

exaggerated pride or self-confidence; arrogance, pride

The _______ of lenders and speculators looking to make a quick profit, led to the sub-prime mortgage debacle.

supreme self-confidence : nerve; effrontery, brashness

Equating Vietnam with the war against al Qaeda requires significant _______.

unreasonable or foolhardy contempt of danger or opposition : recklessness

Most runners don't have the _______ to run the John Colter race in Montana without clothes.

intrepidly daring : adventurous; brave, dauntless

Kennedy was quite _______ to challenge America to put a man on the moon within a decade.

careful to consider all circumstances and possible consequences : prudent

Scientists are usually _______ in their presentation of a radical new theory.

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."