Word Test 367

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 03/06/09

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

tawdry, falsely attractive; superficially significant: pretentions; specious. Characteristic of a prostitute

Gangsters often make _______ displays of attending church.

biography of saints or venerated persons; idealizing or idolizing biography

Medieval _______ praising religious figures overlooked their sexual transgressions and peccadilloes.

renunciation of a religious faith; abandonment of a previous loyalty : defection

The _______ of the novice who abandoned the convent appalled the mother superior.

scurrilous, obscene, vulgar

Bawdy songs and _______ verses may cause the ladies embarrassment.

the highest order of angels in the celestial hierarchy, above the cherubim; one of the 6-winged angels standing in the presence of God

Above Him stood the _______; each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. (Isaiah 6:3)

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."