Word Test 440

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 07/30/10

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

a lofty, extravagantly colorful, pompous, or bombastic style, manner, or quality

Great oratory is often filled with _______ phrases.

lacking social experience or grace; not tactful; crude

The BBC would never be so _______ as to use such an outdated phrase as " virtual reality "

given to prosy, rambling, or tedious loquacity : pointlessly or annoyingly talkative; wordy

A tall, _______ man was holding forth; he talked like one who might have ideas to expound.

to declare to be untrue or invalid; contradict; oppose; deny

No one will _______ the need for workers in the Haiti cleanup.

extremely or excessively particular, exacting, or meticulous in taste or standards; finicky

Her _______ eating habits made menu planning difficult.

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."