Word Test 480

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 05/06/11

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

capable of or characterized by perception; discerning

A few _______ souls recognized that the great economic miracle was really an asset-and-credit bubble which one day must burst.

to disturb greatly in mind; disquiet; to throw into confusion; alarm; agitate

Some love the adrenaline rush of being scared, as with horror movies that burrow into your brain to _______ you for hours or days.

continuation of something (as repetition of a word) to an exceptional degree or beyond a desired point

Lyme patients have a penchant for saying, "Wait a minute", 2-3 times rapidly when asked to record a phone number, an example of _______.

to become aware of through the senses; observe; to grasp mentally

Some teachers are insufficiently sensitive and can underestimate a child's intellectual abilities or wrongly _______ a child as lazy.

The composer likened the piece to a painting " as it explores the many _______ and colors of sound.

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."