Word Test 634

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 04/18/14

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

to renounce upon oath; to reject solemnly; abstain from; avoid; forswear

We _______ those for whom merit is secondary to expediency.

being notoriously without moderation; extreme; thoroughgoing

Lady GaGa is outrageous-throwing caution to the winds, and losing herself in _______ egotism.

to lead or tend to a particular and often desirable result; contribute

All the surroundings and activities of the pregnant woman should _______ to cheerfulness and equanimity.

not straightforward or candid; insincere or calculating; pretending to be unaware or unsophisticated

Many politicians make _______ promises during their campaign knowing full well that they could never fulfill them.

to clear from alleged fault or guilt; absolve, exonerate; vindicate

DNA evidence may _______ a suspect in a case that is otherwise circumstantial.

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."