Word Test 495

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 08/19/11

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

strong desire ; esp: sexual desire; passion

The word _______ is used for that appetite which exists in fallen man, because it seeks forbidden objects or those that are forbidden.

a girl or woman of saucy, boisterous, or carefree behavior; high-spirited and boisterous; saucy, tomboyish

How he could have fallen in love with such a very improper little _______ quite escaped logical understanding.

lustful, lewd; tending to excite voluptuous emotions; luxurious

Officials have banned Dionysian rituals such as _______ costume balls and Princeton's Nude Olympics.

excessively fond of or submissive to a wife; doting on a wife

The _______ Obama had more important things to do -- attend a Christmas party or Michelle might get mad at him

unusually attractive, pleasing, or striking; exciting rapture or ecstasy

The iconic shot of Elizabeth Taylor in a white bathing suit in Suddenly, Last Summer is famously _______.

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."