Word Test 541

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 07/06/12

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

complimentary or flattering to an excessive degree; of large size or quantity; generous or abundant; unctuous

Never refer to a _______ bosom unless you want to get slugged by an intelligent woman.

talk at length, esp. in a pompous or boastful manner

However, others like William Safire claim that '_______' comes from combining the words 'blow-hard' and 'deviation.

aggressively greedy or grasping; taking by force; plundering

Others will be "_______," engaging in a vicious competition to seize and exploit new star systems first.

strong public criticism or verbal abuse; disgrace, esp. that brought about by public abuse; abusively detractive language or utterance; calumny

Lord Justice Sedley said: "It seems that the making of a public sacrifice to deflect press and public _______, which is what happened to the appellant, remains an accepted expedient of public administration.

pompous or extravagant in language, style, or manner, esp. in a way that is intended to impress; bombastic; pompous

For his most popular book, Tom Brokaw coined the _______ term ‘The Greatest Generation' for the Americans who fought and triumphed in the crucible of World War II.

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."