Word Test 600

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 08/23/13

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

An ugly, withered old woman; a hag

In Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother could be considered a helpful _______.

a loud overbearing woman; a large, strong, courageous woman

The warrior princess Xena is a _______ who fought evil in ancient Greece.

a quarrelsome, scolding woman; a shrew

Shakespeare's play about Kate could have been called "The Taming of the _______."

In the occult philosophy of Paracelsus, a being that has air as its element; 1.A slim, graceful woman or girl

A _______, or spirit of the air, was often allied with gnomes and nymphs.

a woman who uses power gained from the assistance or control of evil spirits; necromancer

In medieval times, a midwife was other thought to be a _______, especially when birthing a deformed child.

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."