Word Test 642

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 06/13/14

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

a distinguishing nickname or epithet

At school, James _______ was "Jimbo."

the act or an instance of embezzling; a failure to meet a promise or an expectation

The Directors suspected _______ when the Treasurer disappeared along with half a million dollars from their bank account.

free from other living organisms; not contaminated

When testing for antibiotic sensitivity, it is important to have an _______ bacterial culture.

having malignant influence; baleful; malicious

In astrology, Mars may have _______ influences along with decline and death.

that is to say; namely. (Usually abbreviated as Viz. or viz.)

Noble gases, _______ helium, neon, argon, xenon, krypton and radon, exhibit very low chemical reactivity.

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."