Word Test 643

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 06/20/14

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

one with extensive knowledge acquired chiefly from books : profound, recondite, or bookish learning knowledge; learned

What some consider very _______ books others of us find unreadable.

a person who is highly knowledgeable about one subject but knows little about anything else

In the movie Rainman, Dustin Hoffman plays an autistic _______: a mathematical genius, but unable to care for himself.

a learned man; teacher; a person who gives opinions in an authoritative manner.

Bono, the Irish roving rock _______, sets an example for philanthropic generosity.

designed for or understood by the specially initiated alone; private; confidential; of special, rare, or unusual interest

Many find spiritualistic pursuits complicated by _______ mysticism and secrecy.

to speak or express opinions in a pompous or dogmatic way

Many a politician will _______ at length on the vicissitudes of his proposed bill.

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."