Word Test 465

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 01/21/11

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

having a sloppy or unkempt appearance; fat, ruddy, and coarse-looking; slovenly

The _______ wench with her boozy breath kept trying to induce Michael to buy her a drink.

having a mealy texture or surface

The old miner had a _______ complexion like broken moldy biscuits

"gray or streaked with gray; having gray hair"

Eddie is a worn, _______ war veteran who feels trapped in a meaningless life.

covered with raised, roughened, or unwholesome patches

Between rosacea and psoriasis, his _______ skin scared away potential dates.

gaunt; progressively wasting away

Six years in a war prison left his _______ frame a shadow of his former self.

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."