Word Test 390

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 8/14/09

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

bear-like. Large, hairy, with a lumbering gait.

The bearded, _______ Grizzly Adams was much like his namesake pet.

snappish, petulant, having a bad temper

The lead dancer had only _______ criticism for her understudy.

resembling a lion; having a thick mane of hair

With his long flowing hair, Alexander the Great had a _______ countenance.

something that causes persistent deep concern or anxiety; encumbrance

Though found innocent, the murder trial has been an _______ around O.J.'s neck.

not subjected to discipline; frisky, playful

The children ran about joyously, _______ and yelling loudly.

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."