Word Test 571

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 02/01/13

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

affording a favorable prophesy; propitious; of good omen; promising

The accumulating snow gave an _______ omen for the next day's skiing.

a slight or delicate variation in tone, color, meaning, etc.; shade of difference; a subtle distinction or variation

Communication by email is absent the _______ of body language, or voice inflection.

involving conscious intellectual activity (as thinking, reasoning, or remembering)

Higher _______ thinking would exclude premonition or hunch.

showing innocent or childlike simplicity and candidness; lacking craft or subtlety

We think of a child as _______ rather than devious or scheming.

impossible to refute; impossible to break or alter

President Bush was often accused of failing to provide _______ answers about Iraq.

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."