Word Test 539

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 06/22/12

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

consider to be unworthy of one's consideration; regard or treat with haughty contempt

The rhetoric of prejudicial _______ is meted out, on the one hand against the "hoity-toity", and on the other against the "hoi poloi" -- against the "snob" with complex tastes and the "plebe" with simple tastes.

feel contempt or a deep repugnance for; regard with contempt or scorn

But what I _______ is the disingenuous politician who uses the war as a partisan front for his or his party's own agenda.

an attitude of patronizing superiority; voluntary descent from one's rank or dignity in intercourse with an inferior

You may have noticed that elite _______ is one thing lots of folks dislike about the left!

treating with an apparent kindness that betrays a feeling of superiority; a condescending manner

Consequently all those subjects for which there was no _______, that is to say the subjects which could add nothing to the splendor and dignity of the church and the pageantry of the court, were virtually repressed.

reject with disdain or contempt; snub or slight; to strike or kick against

In the campaign-finance case, she dismissed complaints from privately financed candidates about public funds going to rival candidates, saying "they could have received but chose to _______ the same financial assistance.

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."