Word Test 629

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 03/14/14

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

Rudeness or contempt arising from arrogance; insolence.

Out of conceit and _______, come people think they know everything.

to censure scathingly; denounce

Ultraconservatives _______ proponents of universal health care for promoting socialized medicine.

A term used to characterize a person or thing; a disparaging or abusive word or phrase

A public figure should especially refrain from using a racial _______.

having a quarrelsome or combative nature: truculent, belligerent

Being _______, the school bully has difficulty making friends.

uttering or given to censure : containing or characterized by verbal abuse

Name-calling presidential critics have applied _______ appellations based on real or imagined qualities.

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."