Word Test 479

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 04/29/11

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

a projection or outgrowth; a disfiguring, extraneous, or unwanted mark

Think about it: 90% of Twitter isn't interesting; it's mostly just the one-liner pablum of human _______.

demanding from; requiring immediate attention or action; critical

If a policeman hears screams from a house and doesn't have time get a warrant, it's called _______ circumstances and it can justify action.

to cleanse of something morally harmful, offensive, or erroneous; to expunge objectionable parts before publication or presentation

Some have tried to _______ the Bible, to remove all references to sex.

to destroy completely; to wipe out; to cut out by surgery

Heretics were often tortured to _______ beliefs that were contrary to the church.

to remove from an entanglement or difficulty; disentangle

Obama's gamble that America can join in the initial phase of a war and then _______ itself quickly is false wager.

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."