Word Test 423

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 04/02/10

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

evasion of straightforward action or clear-cut statement; desertion of a cause, position, or faith; apostasize

The governor concluded that the easiest way to remain on good terms with the public was to elude responsibility, to _______, to prevent results.

shut off from the light; hard to understand; obscure

The thief evaded the police by hiding in the _______ shadows of the alley.

doubtful or uncertain; obscure or inexplicable; open to more than one interpretation

What would happen to international relations if diplomats could no longer speak in _______ terms?

to use confusing terms in order to deceive, mislead or hedge

Politicians often _______ when asked questions they can't answer directly.

to deny any knowledge or approval of, or responsibility for; disclaim; disown

The White House will usually _______ responsibility for events in Iraq.

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."