Word Test 357

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 12/26/08

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

doing or producing good ; esp: performing acts of kindness and charity; benevolent

Unbridled charity at Christmas indicates a _______ spirit.

a representation of the Nativity scene

A typical _______ may depict the baby Jesus in a manger, with Joseph and Mary in a stable.

the embodiment of a deity in earthly form

Christians believe that Jesus Christ is the _______ of the God of Israel in the flesh.

the combination of disparate beliefs, attempting to merge several originally discrete traditions in theology or religion, and thus assert an underlying unity among faiths.

Santa Claus is generally believed to represent the _______ of St. Nicholas of Myra and elements from pagan Nordic and Christian mythology.

suggesting a lofty and courageous spirit: showing nobility of feeling and generosity of mind: generous, benevolent

In a _______ gesture, the theatre owner allowed the orphans free admission to the performance of the Nutcracker.

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."