Word Test 557

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 10/26/12

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

a person or thing that is the center of attention or admiration

By the early 17th century, "_______" was also being used figuratively for anything or anyone that, like the North Star, was the focus of attention or observation.

glowing with or giving off light; marked by clarity

I am a dream-world daughter born where purest past and future visions coalesce in _______ memoirs, bright reflections beamed from timeless pools.

a ringing or tinkling sound, as of a bell or of breaking glass

I just like the sound of the word _______ and if you look it up in the OED, it simply describes a sound made by the ringing of a bell.

dressed very elegantly; well groomed

With her sloe eyes, elegant dress, not a hair out of place, she was dark, petite, and _______.

the state or feeling, often pleasant, of tiredness or inertia; a dreamy, lazy mood or quality

Then came, in a day of absolute idleness, that perfect physical enjoyment which consists in a feeling of strength without any inclination to use it, and in a delicious _______ which is too enjoyable to be surrendered to sleep.

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."