Word Test 534

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 05/18/12

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

realization or actuality, as opposed to potential; a vital force that directs an organism toward self-fulfillment

Salmansohn re-defines such difficult concepts such as "_______", as your intended seed personality and "mightiest human being self" and "mimesis."

lying beyond reach of human mind; unfathomable

That is really what they call the _______ demoralization and humiliation of alcoholism and that's usually what happens right before you hit bottom.

true and ultimate heavenly sphere; transcendentally exalted source of noble ideas or feelings; highest reaches of heaven, believed by the ancients to be a realm of pure fire or light

In the afternoon the wind strengthened after four days of calm and the goldens [eagles] enjoyed it, rising into the _______ until they seemed to dissolve in blue."

divine spirit inhabiting natural object or phenomenon; dynamic, creative force; human need for and capacity to have spiritual life

They supposed an art, a power, or a wisdom, which they called _______, in creatures the most destitute of understanding.

intensity of devotional experience and practice; stress on the emotional and personal aspects of religion

Fear of "_______," of what is foolishly called "goody-goody," has long been abroad; a grievously exaggerated dread; a mere parody of rightful jealousy for sincerity in religion."

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."