Word Test 481

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 05/13/11

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

To depart in a hurry; abscond

The enemy is on the horizon; prepare to _______.

moderate, esp. in eating and drinking; temperate; characterized by abstinence

_______ in his personal habits, his students had never seen him drunk.

To talk casually; chat. To fill in gaps in one's memory with fabrications that one believes to be facts.

The witness to the accident had to _______ the details he could not remember.

exhilaration, exuberance, high spirits; enthusiasm

When their team won the bowl game, their _______ was uncontained.

the art or science of interpretation, as of literary or religious texts; theory and methodology of interpretation

If we adopt a philosophical _______ of trust, what becomes of the _______ of suspicion?

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."