Word Test 455

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 11/12/10

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

to invoke evil on; curse

How often did I _______ curses on the cause of my being!

say evil against; curse; slander

You have invoked curse and hurled _______ upon both of them.

biting and caustic in thought, manner, or style; incisive; pungent

He was a good speaker, lucid in his lectures, persuasive in conversation; and he had a _______ wit.

to intimidate by bullying; to vex by teasing; badger; browbeat

The union condemns all attempts to harass and _______ journalists and anybody else.

to bring trouble, distress, or agitation to; to irritate or annoy by petty provocations; harass

The issues of militant Islamists having free speech _______ many people.

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."