Word Test 530

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 04/20/12

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

unclear, vague, or ill-defined; in the form of a cloud or haze; hazy; amorphous

Rather than continue talking about this stuff in _______ terms, I think I'll switch gears here, and point a finger at myself.

impossible to understand or interpret; unfathomable; obscure

She was watching me, her expression _______, somehow aloof and intimate all at once.

soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing; ephemeral; transitory

Ridicule and derision are a kind of _______ ostracism, a temporary exclusion from the comradeship.

an oppressive or unpleasant atmosphere that surrounds or emanates from something; a highly unpleasant or unhealthy smell or vapor

It was the first time a city had grown so big, and while it had a rudimentary idea of a public health system, this system was based on the "_______" theory of disease: that illness was the result of smelling bad smells.

smooth and slippery; offensively displaying or intended to arouse sexual desire

Steam rose slowly from cooling streets mingling with viscous fog, enshrouding _______ night.

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."