Word Test 514

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 12/30/11

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

completely given up to dissipation and licentiousness; wildly extravagant: prodigal

Government is often guilty of _______ spending.

exhibiting an often perverse and wearisome tendency to quarrels and disputes; argumentative; belligerent

Political debates often include ________ topics, which may reveal a candidate's shortcomings.

the selectivity of the socially superior; snobbery

Some highly educated people exhibit intellectual ________.

averse to activity, effort, or movement : habitually lazy

For many men, prostate cancer is a relatively _______ disease - causing no significant problems in their lives.

producing no useful result: futile; lacking use or effect: functionless

After years of _______ psychotherapy, he gave it up as completely ineffectual.

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."