Word Test 516

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 01/13/12

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

foreshadow, augur, foreshadow, foretell, prophesy, be an omen of

Pride will have a fall; it is the certain _______ and forerunner of it.

to indicate by prediction; warn, indicate, herald, signal, bode, promise, threaten, denote

Does an increase in Latino clout _______ a decline in blacks 'well-being?

forewarn of, indicate, signify, predict, prophesy; foretoken, forebode.

Any changes that work for customers long-term _______ well for everybody.

instinct; sixth sense, clairvoyance, second sight; premonition, presentiment; gut feeling

A great many insights that we seem to get from what we call _______ are due to reason, unconsciously at work.

perceive; detect, recognize, observe, see, spot; identify, determine, distinguish;

One truth that God allowed me to _______ is that judging a group of people as wicked and evil because of their sexual orientation was wrong.

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."