Word Test 537

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 06/08/12

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

arousing intense distaste or disgust; highly offensive, abominable

A shameful destruction: He shall perish like his own dung or dunghill, so _______ is he to God and all good men, and so willing will the world be to part with him

extremely distasteful; unacceptable; in conflict with; arousing disgust or aversion; incompatible with

"Also morally _______ is your view that not having your car be keyed should be considered a right, but not being discriminated against in employment should be considered, as you called it, a "mere preference."

inspiring disgust and loathing

The attempt to sanction and legitimize something so obviously immoral and _______ is unprecedented in our history.

deserving hatred and contempt

Rutgers women's basketball players today blast Don Imus for what they call his _______ language about their team, but the players have agreed to meet with Imus to hear his point of view.

deserving intense dislike; inspiring or deserving abhorrence or scorn

He spoke of as a _______ slavery, which had wasted her health and driven her in the end to an act of desperation.

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."