Word Test 493

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 08/05/11

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

a feeling or mood associated with a particular place, person, or thing; atmosphere

The _______ is that of an old-fashioned, down-home waterfront festival where everything is fun, almost everything is free and nothing much is fancy. (Seattle)

using both hands with equal ease; (literally- using either hand as if it were your right hand)

A good surgeon is often _______, able to use either hand with equal facility and skill.

capable of being understood in two or more possible senses or ways; doubtful or uncertain esp. from obscurity or indistinctness

This is standard school business: ask an easy question, and then make it harder by putting it in _______ language, so that the point of school becomes figuring out what the teachers really want.

desire to achieve a particular end; a desire for activity or exertion

But girls are taught early on that _______ is a dirty word, whereas boys are actively encouraged to compete.

having a simultaneous and contradictory attitude or feeling (as attraction and repulsion) toward an object, person, or action

" Kurds seem kind of _______ about leaving Iraq or staying officially with Iraq to help keep the Turks away."

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."