Word Test 526

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 03/23/12

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

one employed to take dictation or copy manuscripts; clerk, secretary; scribe

The author's autograph salutation attested that the preceding letter, though written by an _______, was from himself.

a woman with strong scholarly or literary interests

"My core identity is a '_______' - female, bookish, determined to make up their own mind, not into power/material things, and fascinated by knowledge for its own sake."

character emotionally close to protagonist, but relatively uninvolved in story's action; one to whom secrets or private matters are disclosed

In the wake of her latest heartbreak, Jennifer Aniston has again sought solace in her long-term _______ and former Friends costar Courteney Cox.

person who writes or relates fables(narrations intended to enforce useful truths)

Probably the most famous _______ is Aesop, whose stories about animals always had a moral.

persons concerned with, and knowledgeable about, literature; the literary intelligentsia

Seen by many as the height of Chinese visual culture, painting is closely associated with the gentlemen scholars known as _______ who lived and worked for the most part far from court in rural retreats.

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."