Word Test 525

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 03/16/12

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

superior of men's monastery

The word _______ — abbas in Latin and Greek, abba in Chaldee and Syriac — came from the Hebrew ab, meaning father.

member of municipal council; magistrate ranking below mayor in English or Irish city

The first-term _______ also publicly challenged Daley -- an act of political courage as rare a dodo bird -- by opposing the Chicago Children's Museum location in Grant Park.

bishop at head of ecclesiastical province; bishop of the highest rank, heading an archdiocese or province

By tradition an Anglican _______ is free to ordain whomever he pleases within his province.

religious leader among Shiite Muslims, esp. one who is not an imam

His successor, a fighter against the shah rather than a religious authority, was hastily "promoted" to the title _______ in order to become supreme leader.

peerage rank below baron and above knight

They tell me that his father was made what they call a _______ because he set a broken arm for one of those twenty royal dukes that England has to pay for.

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."