Word Test 415

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 02/05/10

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

depart secretly

The cashier left town in the middle of the night to _______ with the day's profits.

hiding place, especially for concealment by disguise and artifice

The art thief hoped the police wouldn't find his _______ of stolen paintings in his basement.

ambush, especially a night attack

In the Battle of Trenton, Washington quickly defeated the Hessians in a surprise _______.

conceal facts or true motives by some pretense; give or put on a false appearance; dissimulate

Simon does not _______ his opinion of an applicant's talent on American Idol; he calls it as he sees it.

vague hint or insinuation; indirect intimation about another's reputation

Criticism is often couched in sarcasm, irony, or _______, to preclude slander.

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."