Word Test 617

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 12/20/13

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

pertaining to writings or statements of doubtful authenticity

Non-canonical or Gnostic writings, considered _______ and misleading, are excluded from the New Testament.

misrepresentations that injure another's reputation

That Tom Landry always wore a fedora, could be considered _______ to his team: the Dallas Cowboys.

flirtatiousness; coy, insincere attempts to gain favor, usu. by female

In a case of alleged rape, it may help a jury to be aware of enticement, _______ and overt sexual signals.

dishonesty about one's true motives or meaning

The _______ of Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme, defrauded some investors of their retirement savings.

use of ambiguous statements in order to mislead others or evade the truth

Much political rhetoric seems filled with ambiguity, _______, and double-talk.

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."