Word Test 591

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 6/21/13

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

rhetorical speech; recitation as an exercise; pompous elocution; tirade

Carducci gave a passionate _______ on Rome's past and Italy's prominence in the world.

a speech often in verse addressed to the audience by an actor at the end of a play

In the _______ of Schindler's List, we learn that the survivors and descendants of the approximately 1,100 Jews sheltered by Schindler now number over 6,000.

a lecture or discourse on or of a moral theme; an inspirational catchphrase; platitude

Every Sunday, the priest gave a _______ to inspire his parishioners.

a eulogistic oration or writing; formal or elaborate praise; encomium

Marc Antony gave a _______ of friendship at Julius Caesar's funeral.

the act of talking to oneself; a dramatic monologue that represents a series of unspoken reflections

Hamlet gives a classic _______ on life and suicide.

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."