Word Test 358

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 01/02/09

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

ceremonial induction into office; formal observation of a new beginning

Our new president will take office after his _______ in January.

to come into being: evolve; to begin to grow

Discontent and exigency may often cause a new idea to _______.

the quality or state of being changeable: mutable; natural change visible in nature or in human affairs

They say a business run by moral agents cannot survive the _______ of the marketplace

to think out : devise; evolve; invent

Philosophers _______ solutions to the vicissitudes of life.

to have a mental picture of esp. in advance of realization; conceive, imagine

Is it possible to _______ world peace in the coming year?

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."