Word Test 476

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 04/08/11

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

" reckless; irresponsible; harebrained; flighty; giddy; rash

Once you get above chapter book level, it seems like almost all new fiction for kids is (or wants to be) thrilling, exciting, _______, suspenseful, non-stop, etc.

marked by unaffected simplicity; artless, ingenuous

What _______, tragically idealistic and optimistic fool believes it is a pure coincidence that very few Ivy League graduates were raised by single mothers feeding their children with WIC checks?

something trivial; paltry; small-minded

However, the "_______" promises are the types of promises made by most people.

contrary to nature, reason, or common sense; absurd; foolish; ridiculous; stupid

She must not put faith in _______ representations so obviously false that to rely on them requires closing her eyes to the truth.

juvenile; childish; weak, foolish, silly

How _______ is it to condemn someone for not being the way you want her to be?

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."