Word Test 356

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 12/19/08

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

malicious pleasure obtained from someone else's misfortune _______ is the preeminent pastime of investigative journalists who delight in taking down those in high office.

the general intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era

The World War II scientific _______ set the stage for nuclear weapons development.

a red-purple blush often seen on mountain tops just before sunrise or after sunset

Magenta clouds complimented the misty rose _______ of the snowy peaks.

a feeling of anxiety, apprehension, or insecurity; anguish; depression

Every generation believes they're uniquely exceptional in their existential _______.

the ghost or wraith of a living person; a double; alter ego; a person who has the same name as another

He claimed his evil twin, a mysterious _______, had abducted the child.

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."