Word Test 441

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 08/06/10

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

a massive inexorable force, campaign, movement, or object that crushes whatever is in its path; anything that exacts blind devotion or terrible sacrifice

An unstoppable, technological _______ is transforming our world.

a small bunch of flowers; small bouquet, esp. for carrying in the hand

In old London, with garbage and unspeakable detritus in the streets, a gentleman carried a _______ to ward off the stench.

a powerful personage or pretentious official

He appointed himself the chairman, High _______ , Grand Inquisitor -- and sole member -- of a grievance committee of his own making.

an impudent or conceited fellow; a saucy or mischievous child

He said some _______ of a whippersnapper at the publisher's changed the subtitle to his forthcoming book.

hodgepodge; a jumble

We've imported so many words from other languages, English is now a _______ of other tongues.

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."