Word Test 552

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 09/21/12

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

working or spreading harmfully in a subtle or stealthy manner; intended to entrap; treacherous; beguiling but harmful

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in _______ encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.

violation of allegiance toward one's country or sovereign; betrayal of trust or confidence

The least loyalty we can have, to avoid being accessory to _______, is to take the side of fellow citizens when foreigners increase the level of aggression.

demanding great effort or labor; difficult; needing or using up much energy; testing powers of endurance

U.S. power officials now say this outage is contained and what they call the _______ process of restoring systems is underway.

the act of harmonizing or making consistent; an agreement of things seemingly opposite, different, or inconsistent

She said that when she burned the letter, which she described as a _______ attempt written by her ex-husband, she was distraught and wanted to end her marriage.

despotic and oppressive; severe; marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior

He added that Israel's democracy was a unique model that has surpassed many of what he described as the _______, totalitarian Arab regimes.

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."