Word Test 555

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 10/12/12

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

a person who is one hundred or more years old

Individuals celebrating their 100th birthday today would be entitled to demand, as my great aunt did: "I'm a _______, get me out of here!

relating to or denoting people descended from the same ancestor

When looking at incest, for instance, it is quite clear that permitting _______ relationships will lead to power imbalances, psychological damage, sexual abuse, and a high rate of genetic diseases.

a recorded genealogy of a family; a family tree

The established device to represent such dependencies was, of course, the genealogical tree, or _______.

a descendant or the descendants of a person, animal, or plant; offspring

When you have _______, which is what a fetus is, and you call yourself a "parent", you're not talking about "potential" _______.

serving as a protector, guardian, or patron

Above this race of men stands an immense and _______ power, which takes upon itself alone to secure their gratifications, and to watch over their fate.

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."