Word Test 498

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 09/09/11

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

assembly or band of witches (usually 13)

In Act 1, Macbeth encounters a _______ of three witches, who prophesy he will become thane of Cawdor.

to declare to be evil; denounce; curse

The press is quick to _______ our politicians when they act unconscionably.

related to skill in esoteric doctrine or mysterious art

The Knights Templar are often depicted as a secret society with _______ rites.

discreetly cautious; hesitant and vigilant about dangers and risks

We are wise to be _______ about spam email promising an unclaimed inheritance.

to deceive, win over, or induce to do something by artful coaxing and wheedling or shrewd trickery

Phishing emails attempt to _______ us into providing personal information such as bank account and social security numbers.

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."