Word Test 136

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 10/01/2004

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

a metabolic condition in which the capacity of the body to buffer changes in pH is diminished

A poor diet is one of many causes of _______. Alkaline foods, like fruits and vegetables, will strengthen the body.

insulin-producing cells in the pancreas

If _______ cells are destroyed in childhood, Type I diabetes results.

food plants that have been genetically altered by the addition of foreign genes to enhance a desired trait

Plant geneticists can isolate a gene responsible for drought tolerance and insert that gene into a different plant. The new _______ will gain drought tolerance as well.

a study of the manner in which genes operate and are transmitted from parents to offspring

_______ is a branch of biology that is concerned with heredity.

a structure in the nucleus of cells which contains genes.

Each _______ contains several thousand genes, and each gene is responsible for one small aspect of body chemistry.

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."