Word Test 396

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 09/25/09

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

one that has recently risen to an unaccustomed position of wealth or power without gaining the associated prestige or dignity; nouveau riche

In Pat Conroy's latest novel, South of Broad, Leo is a _______ among the "old Money" aristocracy of Charleston.

to insert between or among existing elements or layers introduce

We _______ a leap day into the calendar every four years to match the solar year.

a : to introduce gradually or in a subtle or indirect way ‹~ doubts into a trusting mind› b : to suggest in an artful or indirect way; imply

Without guile, Leo manages to _______ himself evenly among the Charleston elite and the disadvantaged.

one who encroaches on the rights of others; an intruder; meddler

The party was spoiled by an uninvited _______ seeking free drinks.

a person who seeks to know all the latest news or gossip; busybody.

The Hollywood gossip columnist is a literary _______.

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."