Word Test 404

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 11/20/09

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

Appealing to personal considerations rather than to logic or reason; marked by an attack on an opponent's character rather than the issues involved.

"Debaters should avoid ad _______ arguments that question their opponents' motives."

deductive; derived by reasoning from self-evident propositions; presupposed by experience

To conclude that we should treat others as we would like to be treated ourselves, would seem logical, _______.

let the buyer beware; he buys at his own risk

When shopping on eBay, one should use principles of _______…and if it seems too good to be true, it is.

"From the chair. With authority (without argumentation)"

Speaking _______, George Bernard Shaw said, "all great truths begin as blasphemies."

From the library (of)

Many people paste an _______ sticker with their name, in hopes that those to whom they lend them will bring them back.

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."