Word Test 381

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 06/12/09

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

a chance fortunate discovery, while looking for something else entirely.

Fleming's discovery of penicillin was pure _______.

something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure

The thirteenth bagel in a baker's dozen is an example of _______.

a privilege, gain, or profit incidental to regular salary

The executive job offer came with the _______ of a private bathroom.

irrepressible optimism and a tendency to find good in everything

People delighted in Mary Poppins' _______ attitude.

cheerful, confident, optimistic

His _______ disposition clinched the job in public relations.

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."