Word Test 408

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 12/18/09

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

characteristic of the literary and artistic climate at the close of the 19th century: sophistication, world-weariness, and fashionable despair; progressive ideas and customs; decadence

The 20th Century had its own _______ phenomenon: the general turmoil caused by relatively insignificant technical issue of the Y2K problem

establishment of or state of having cordial relations; harmony

World peace will depend on the _______ of antagonistic religious factions.

the ceremony of judgment by the Inquisition and execution of sentence by the secular authorities ; broadly: the burning of a heretic

St. Dominic presided over the _______ Joan of Arc, when she was burned alive.

High quality, especially of cooking

You don't need to be a _______ chef; just making the effort will show her how much you care.

The responsibility conferred by rank. Literally, 'noble rank entails responsibility'.

The gospel of Luke's example of _______: "For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more."

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."