Word Test 545

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 8/03/12

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

of, relating to, or characterized by luxury or sensual pleasure; (of a woman) curvaceous and sexually attractive

Tilgath spent the winter in voluptuous revelry at Damascus; and the connection was eventually a source of new and greater calamities and humiliation to the kingdom of Judah.

a person devoted to sensual enjoyment, esp. that derived from fine food and drink

Although the term "_______" has come to describe a person devoted to the pursuit of sensual pleasure, Epicurus was wise and moderate and condemned man's destructive passion for political climbing.

extremely comfortable, elegant, or enjoyable, esp. in a way that involves great expense; giving self-indulgent or sensuous pleasure

The statue was clothed in _______ velvet robes embroidered with gold and pearls and wore a golden crown.

a person who enjoys eating and often eats too much

There is "gourmet" for the French Laundry set and "_______" for those of us who are not above frays to the local taco truck.

ostentatiously rich and luxurious or lavish; characterized by rich abundance

It's bow was adorned by a woman's figure crafted by San Francisco sculpture Monica Maduro and it's inside was described as _______, with gilded frames and velvet trim.

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."