Word Test 567

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 01/04/13

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

stomach pain or queasiness; intense anxiety or nervousness

Here's Iran, causing _______ wherever summits convene; here's Iraq, a profoundly unsettled state; and Nato's Afghanistan, a disaster without end.

lacking enthusiasm and determination; carelessly lazy

Carville told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Thursday that the administration's response to the spill has been "_______" and that Obama was "naive" to trust BP to manage the massive cleanup effort.

a variety of the muscadine grape native to the basin of the Scuppernong River in North Carolina

Dinner dishes include lacquered foie gras with _______, a muscadine grape, and venison loin with chanterelle mushrooms.

a passionate or inflated speech, poem, or other writing; a wild choral hymn of ancient Greece

"The Hierarchy of Dionysius," he says, "reads more like a _______" bombastic in language and filled with "garrulous obscurity or obscure garrulity.""

cheerful and lighthearted

Glad" is from the Greek word for laughter, and the word "_______" comes from a Latin term signifying "pleasant."

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."