Word Test 554

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 10/05/12

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

of immeasurable value or worth; invaluable; impossible to estimate or compute

I return to our national creed, what Lincoln called the _______ jewel of American history, and offer my respect for every human being's rights to liberty and the pursuit of happiness as much as they cherish their own.

inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder; arousing fear, dread, or alarm; difficult to defeat or overcome

This is an area surrounded by cacti, standing mature on the rims of cliffs, bleak yet luxuriant in _______ clusters.

incapable of being overcome or defeated; unconquerable

They became "_______" - natural-born jungle - and night-fighters, as well as "utterly ruthless, utterly cruel and utterly blind to any of the values which make up our civilization.

an expression of protest, complaint, or reproof, especially a formal statement of grievances; a pointing out; manifestation; proof; demonstration

Ere the nation's ruler is scarce cold in death, his successor steps quietly into his vacant place, without a movement or a _______ from the great nation.

to appeal to in supplication; beseech; to beg for urgently; entreat

It requested the President to appoint a day for prayer and to ask the people to convene at their usual places of worship that they may confess and repent of their sins, and _______ the compassion and forgiveness of the Almighty.

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."