Word Test 627

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 02/28/14

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

irresistible craving for alcoholic beverages

Prohibition was enacted in a misguided attempt to curb _______.

intense love of or preoccupation with self

In conversation, one with _______ might say, "Enough about me. What do you think of me?"

uncontrollable obsession with grandiose self-importance and extravagant acts

_______ can be understood as exacerbated narcissism with delusions of grandeur.

compulsion to set things on fire

Some forest fires are a result of _______.

irresistible impulse to steal

Winona Ryder shoplifted makeup, not because she couldn't afford it, but because of _______.

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."