Word Test 478

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 04/22/11

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

feeling or displaying ferocity; violent; destructive

A _______ mountain man, he warned people from his property with a shotgun.

inclined to take offense easily

As a member of two minority groups, his reaction to any sort of criticism was _______.

to arouse to sharp but transitory annoyance or anger; irritate; vex
to irritate or vex; to make sore by rubbing

Teachers Union members now _______ at the restrictions upon their collective bargaining rights.

having a quarrelsome or combative nature; belligerent

He was hired as a bill collector, since his _______ style would suit the job.

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."