Word Test 462

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 12/31/10

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

containing or contributing the seeds of later development; being the first of something later recognized as having primary influence; creative; original

Early study of gases and vapors was to prove _______ in the development of inhalation anesthesia

in the first place — used to introduce a list of items or considerations

So you see, _______ the Queen of Scots cannot commit treason against me because she is not my subject."

to foreshadow vaguely; intimate; to suggest, disclose, or outline partially

Aristotle was the first to _______ the principle that that which no one owns, no one will care for.

Started with good auspices; well-omened; fortunate

The coach would _______ each competition with a pre-game team prayer.

coming or having recently come into existence; inceptive; initial

Trump could mentor _______ entrepreneurs toward success.

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."