Word Test 521

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 02/17/12

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

relating to or inclined toward love, especially sexual love; amorous

Very early marriage, should be avoided, because the nervous force expended in _______ indulgence is imperatively required in both sexes for developing the physical and mental faculties

abstaining from marriage; the state of being unmarried; abstinence from sexual intercourse, especially by reason of religious vows

They do not marry and their _______ is considered a great sign of faith, and represents an act of transcendence that brings the priest closer to God

a woman who cohabits with a man without being married to him (or as an "inferior wife"); a kept mistress; a paramour

She was his lawful wife; but, according to the style of the Hebrews, is called _______, because of her servile extraction.

to reside with another as if married or as a married couple; share living quarters

So, they tell their shocked parents, they have to pool mortgage money with girlfriends and _______.

of or relating to marriage or the relationship of spouses; connubial

Aflame with the idea of _______ bliss as a veritable religion, he tried to create a whole chapel full of paintings on the joys of married life."

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."