Word Test 389

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 8/7/09

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

ruin, despoil; to rob or deprive of something

The sub-prime mortgage fiasco will _______ many homeowners of their dream house.

a diviner who bases his predictions on the entrails of sacrificial animals.

After his examination of the intestines of the sacrificial lamb, the _______ predicted famine in the land.

a small, usually round, medicinal lozenge; pastille

Treating an oral yeast infection (thrush), may involve dissolving a _______ several times a day.

a hall for public lectures or discussions

The university _______, a frequent venue for lectures and orations, entertained the national spelling bee.

indifferent; nonchalant; apathetic

Students, typically _______ on spring break, partied on the beach with insouciance.

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."