Word Test 450

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 10/08/10

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

a condition of constant change or alternation; mutability; unpredictable changes or variations that keep occurring in life, fortune, etc.; shifting circumstances; ups and downs

Stories that have survived the _______ of fashion - some for 1000 years - have got to have something going for them.

of, relating to, or involving conflict within a group; mutually destructive; deadly

The most bizarre thing about this _______ warfare is that it seems to have no ideological basis.

marked by a tendency in favor of a particular point of view; biased

Religious debate often gives _______ interpretations of theological writings.

characterized by gross injustice; vicious; wicked

Take a stand - don't just accept this latest _______ taxtion.

characterized by disloyalty; treacherous; faithless

It may be possible through imitative deception to commit _______ acts.

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."