Word Test 461

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 12/24/10

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

a ghostly figure; an unusual or unexpected sight; phenomenon

The _______ of Marley came to Scrooge as a ghost who warned him to change his stingy ways.

containing or capable of containing a great deal; spacious

As a young man, he attended a great dance in a _______ ballroom.

lacking possessions and resources; suffering extreme poverty

Scrooge's impoverished clerk, Bob Cratchit, and his family were nearly _______.

to declare to be untrue or invalid; contradict, deny

Scrooge becomes kind, generous, and compassionate to _______ the predictions of the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.

marked by a hatred or contempt for humankind: cynical

Prior to his Christmas Eve dreams, Scrooge was quite greedy and _______.

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."