Word Test 451

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 10/15/10

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

to withdraw or repudiate (a statement or belief) formally and publicly; renounce

During the Inquisition, you could be put to death after much torture if you did not _______ your belief in witchcraft.

to reject or renounce under oath; to swear falsely; abjure

In 1692 40 of the resident MacDonald clan were massacred by the Campbells because they would not _______ the Jacobite cause

to reason earnestly with a person for purposes of dissuasion or remonstrance; examine

The General continued to _______ against sending his troops to fight on the battlefield for an unjust cause.

one who renounces their religious faith; defector

Paul's speeches show him to be a pious Israelite and no _______ from the law.

to withdraw from office or membership; resign

The two representatives from each of the five main sub-specialties should not _______ office in the same year.

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."