Word Test 494

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 08/12/11

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

a preparation (as a dietary supplement) containing live bacteria (as lactobacilli) that is taken orally to restore beneficial bacteria to the body

Dannon has settled a class-action lawsuit filed in January 2008 amid claims that the company falsely advertised the health benefits of its "_______" Activia and DanActive yogurt products.

the human nose esp. when prominent; any long flexible snout

In plot of Cyrano de Bergerac, a handsome but tongue-tied soldier employs the words of the eloquent but _______-challenged Cyrano to woo his love.

n extraordinary, marvelous, or unusual accomplishment, deed, or event; a highly talented child or youth

As a ten-year-old boy, Bobby Fischer was a _______ and a master at chess.

having intellectual depth and insight; difficult to fathom or understand; characterized by intensity of feeling or quality

Less measurable but no less _______ is a sapping of confidence across our land - a nagging fear that America's decline is inevitable, and that the next generation must lower its expectations.

exhibiting great abundance; pouring forth liberally; extravagant; lavish

Britain has created the most _______ and self-indulgent charitable sectors in the world, where over one in 10 charities rely on state funding for more than half their income.

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."