Word Test 496

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 08/26/11

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

the act of harassing or making angry; irritation

Our labor is called the _______ of our heart; it is to most a force upon themselves, so natural is it to us to love our ease.

aroused to anger by something unjust, unworthy or mean; incensed, provoked

The Chinese gymnastics coach told the Associated Press the parents are "_______" over persistent questions about their daughters 'ages.

detestable, wretched; evil; deserving to be denounced; hateful

We focus on everything except the root causes of crime: the failing education system, the lack of recreation programs, _______ poverty and sub-standard housing.

marked by a lack of civility or graciousness; vulgar; surly; difficult to work with: intractable

In using the word _______ to describe feminist behavior he doesn't like, this non-noble man is saying "be weaker," or "be less like men."

physically or morally hardened; to make unfeeling, stubborn, or obdurate

We see so much bad news every day that we risk becoming an _______ society, incapable of deep feeling until great tragedy.

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."