Word Test 505

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 10/28/11

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

persons with superior, usually specialized knowledge or highly refined taste

_______ in the art world know that much of the work being auctioned off is second rate.

one who understands the details, technique, or principles of an art and is competent to act as a critical judge

For many a _______ of music, melody outweighs lyrics.

one who is a patriarch or leader in a field; a wise old counselor

Providing advice and counsel for the young Jedi, Obi-Wan Kenobi was a _______ for Luke Skywalker.

preponderant influence or authority over others; the social, cultural, ideological, or economic influence exerted by a dominant group

Indirect rule was a cost-effective means of imposing British _______ over their colonies.

one having or affecting sensitivity to the beautiful esp. in art

Alex was a secret _______, a slum-dwelling intellectual who found redemption in Beethoven rather than the rocking beats at the local bar.

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."