Word Test 395

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 09/18/09

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

old horse, gaunt woman; shrew

The old _______ lived alone, and was thought to be a witch.

enlarged hock of a horse associated with strain; old and decrepit; over-the-hill

The _______ spinster was bent nearly double from osteoporosis.

to skip about in play; frisk; frolic

The children would _______ and run in merriment, all over the playground.

(literally: leaps from horse to horse) passing from one thing to another aimlessly; disconnected; lacking direct relevance; random; incidental

Without a defined agenda, the board meeting degenerated into _______ discussion.

(from French for horse trader) to deceive, or induce to do something by artful coaxing or shrewd trickery

With clever words and the promise of jewels, the rake would _______ naïve maids to enter his lair.

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."