Word Test 183

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 08/26/2005

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

study of the universe as a whole, including theories about its origin, evolution, large-scale structure, and future

She didn't know whether to buy a book on Jupiter specifically or on _______ as a whole.

the star system that is closest to the Earth

He got a great look at _______ with his new telescope.

billions of stars, dust, and gas all held together by gravity

The name of our _______ is the Milky Way.

a strong, rapid increase in the brightness of a star

She thought that she saw a _______ in the sky, but it ended up being an airplane.

the amount of time (230 million years) that it takes for the Sun to orbit the center of the Milky Way

The 2 hour lecture was so boring that it felt like a _______ year.

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."