Word Test 538

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 06/15/12

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

think on reflection; come to think; remind (oneself); remember

But you, with your orgies of sound and sense, with your mad cities and madder frolics — _______ you that you win?

think about; weigh in the mind with thoroughness and caret (something) carefully

Something for all to _______ is this .... that no matter which "party" one is supposedly affiliated, we live in a democracy and we have the ability to vote for whoever we feel is the best candidate that will represent our ideals.

form a theory or conjecture about a subject without firm evidence

Human capital, the authors _______, is the best yardstick for measuring competence at a task in which "on-the-job" training and "learning by doing" don't figure into the equation.

look thoughtfully for a long time at; think profoundly and at length; have in mind as an intention or possibility

I have used a range finder for a number of years to help make the decision as to whether the shot I _______ is within my comfort range.

think deeply or carefully about; think deeply or focus one's mind for a period of time, in silence or with the aid of chanting, for religious or spiritual purposes or as a method of relaxation

They imagine or _______, that is, they contrive means to suppress the rising interests of Christ's kingdom and are very confident of the success of their contrivances.

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."