Word Test 402

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 11/06/09

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

excessively scanty : inadequate; meager

The extended cab pickup has an _______ rear seat that doesn't adequately accommodate large adults.

not apt or pertinent; unsuitable

The Court of Appeals ruled that reliance on the divorce laws was _______ because the parties were not married.

being only partly in existence or operation : incipient ; esp.: imperfectly formed or formulated : formless incoherent

The state's early National Guard was ______, scarcely organized and almost entirely without military equipment.

frivolous bantering talk : light raillery

His delight in _______ and keen wit have served to conceal the sincerity of his convictions.

of little or no consequence : trifling inconsequential; worthless

The hypothesis under consideration became simply _______, failing to touch the difficulty which it professed to remove.

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."