Word Test 410

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 01/01/10

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

something that acts as a deterrent; hindrance

Social welfare programs provide much needed help, but may act as a _______ for seeking productive work.

false information deliberately and often covertly spread in order to influence public opinion or obscure the truth

Financial _______ led many to lose their retirement savings in the Enron scandal.

the conscious use of permanent personnel reductions in an attempt to improve efficiency (euphemism for layoff or firing.)

Many employees who thought they had secure jobs found themselves unemployed from _______ of their company trying to avoid bankruptcy.

things which is not to be discussed; underwear or lingerie

The fraternity raided the girl's dorm and confiscated _______.

put to death; killed.

Pets are almost always _______ by intravenous injection.

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."