Word Test 543

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 7/20/12

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

excessively greedy; indulging in something, such as an activity, to excess; voracious

Unless we first tame the enemy dwelling within us, namely our _______ appetite, we have not even stood up to engage in the spiritual combat.

engaged in the pursuit of pleasure; sensually self-indulgent

First, the theory, often called "_______," that the value of art consists in the satisfactions of sense which the media of aesthetic expression afford -- the delight in color and sound and rhythmical movement of line and form.

having or indicating a tendency to be overly generous to or lenient with someone

Wealthy consumers today want something sexier, more _______, which is why BMW and Mercedes have done well.

having or showing a lack of self-control; immoderate; given to or characterized by excessive indulgence, esp. in alcohol

The affections of a grave character produced by the alcoholic habit do not ensue from _______ taking of the drug; its moderate use may cause more serious disease than when it is taken in great excess.

luxuriously self-indulgent; characterized by or reflecting a state of moral or cultural decline

She offers food, such as what she calls a _______ sweet roll, that's sweetened mostly with agave instead of sugar.

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."