Word Test 372

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 3/11/11

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

a generalized feeling of ill-being; esp., an abnormal feeling of anxiety, discontent, physical discomfort, etc. Blues, dejection

When a man doubts his masculinity it is referred to as "gender _______."

baffled, confused, at a loss (for words); bewildered, doubtful

In a discussion of recycling, the word ' landfill ' frequently leaves individuals looking rather _______.

Uneasily impatient under restriction, opposition, criticism, or delay. Difficult to control; refractory

The old bureaucracy, particularly the increasingly _______ military caste, is pressing for an increasingly aggressive foreign policy.

eIrritated, distressed, or annoyed

Parents of unruly teenagers are often _______ by their behavior.

anxious, uneasy, or restless; disturbed

Those living near nuclear power plants are often _______ by the possibility of radiation effects.

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."