Word Test 392

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 08/28/09

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

something put in place of; substitute

Our faith can be a _______ for what we lack in knowledge of absolute truth.

one that enters a competition under false representations; imposter, fake

The Firemen won the basketball tournament with a _______ they had borrowed from the police.

a person used by another to do dangerous, distasteful, or unlawful work; dupe

Tired of doing the dirty work, the shill said he wouldn't be the _______ any longer.

a person, group, or thing upon whom the blame for the mistakes or crimes of others is thrust; sacrifice

The Jews were Hitler's _______ for all the wrongs in Germany.

a person who is easily manipulated or victimized and made the fall guy; pushover

Sent by the hoodlums to make the pickup, the _______ was the one who was arrested.

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."