Word Test 547

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 8/17/12
Transient, Fleeting
prepared by
Vancouver, WA

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

pertaining to air, or having a form similar to that of air; light, unsubstantial, or unstable

As a rule the arteries are empty after death, and Praxagoras believed that they were filled with an _______ fluid, a sort of pneuma, which was responsible for their pulsation.

delicate, light, or flimsy; tenuous, filmy

A trip to the moon on _______ wings…it was just one of those things.

he condition or quality of being completely forgotten; the state of being disregarded

So, the thought of our greatest and most treasured pieces of literature being burned into _______ is supremely frightening.

capable of being broken; brittle; fragile; easily broken

It is a place so tranquil, so steeped in _______ scenes of beauty, it defies the popular cobwebs of conflict that seem not so long ago.

lifeless, dull or banal; having lost its life and spirit; dead

Los Angeles has long been known as a _______ cultural wasteland.

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."