Word Test 151

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 01/14/2005

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

a game of chess in which the players do not see the board

An incredible memory is necessary to play _______.

the start of a chess game

A chess player begins to implement his strategy at the _______.

rapid chess games that are usually clocked in 5 or 10 minutes

He's used to taking his time when playing chess, so he opted out of the _______ chess tournament.

any position where a King cannot avoid capture. The end of a chessgame.

She surrounded his King and put him into _______.

a derogatory term for a chess player of little skill or experience

The frustration of being called a _______ motivated him to sign up for chess lessons.

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."