Word Test 517

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 01/20/12

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

enabling a person to discover or learn something for themselves; based on trial-and-error and experimental methods of learning and evaluation

A threat-assessment system would deploy a so-called _______ processing, or rules-based analysis, similar to what's used by credit scoring systems to determine consumer creditworthiness.

shining brilliantly; resplendent; with radiant splendor

Night advanced and the moon shone _______, but her rays were obscured by the divergent limbs of the forest.

a fresh or flourishing condition; the lush green appearance of vegetation

A wide space between the trees and the street had been turned into well-kept gardens, and their _______ was a pleasant thing to see.

much sought after; out of the common; of rare quality, elegance, or attractiveness

I like my luxury to out of the ordinary: _______, a little arcane and, quite frankly, not for everyone.

the act of introducing something new; the creation of something in the mind; metamorphosis; originality

The _______ of Apple, with its iMac, iPod, iPad, and iPhone, is phenomenal.

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."